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Dealers: Midwest Compliance Summit a Success


CHICAGO — Many of the dealership personnel who attended last week’s Compliance Summit made the trip to the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., ready to absorb the latest in compliance strategies.

“I wanted to know where to go with our program,” said Karina Morgan, compliance director for the Dayton, Ohio-based Voss Auto Network, adding that she has been following moves made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and wanted to hear what the experts had to say. “My biggest takeaway is that, yes, we are doing things right. I actually put out a memo in our newsletter to our employees to thank them for following our policies and procedures. But I also gathered quite a bit of information about the CFPB and enough information to update our fair credit policy.”

Compliance Summit Midwest began with an evening reception on Monday, April 20, and continued Tuesday with a full slate of featured presentations and panel discussions. Bob Harkins of American Guardian Warranty Services, acted as master of ceremonies for the duration of the event. The agenda was divided into four topic headings: Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and Is It Compliant?, an open-forum discussion between attendees and speakers.

Among them was Terry O’Loughlin, an attorney and director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds. O’Loughlin began his career as a regulator with the Florida attorney general’s office, where he initiated actions against dozens of dealers. He also delivered “Regulations: Where Past Is Prologue,” early in the day, a presentation that captivated David Volckmann, a finance manager with I-25 Kia in Longmont, Colo.

“I really enjoyed hearing from the prosecuting attorney,” he said. “Those are the guys you have to be scared of. When a lawyer who prosecuted dealers gets up there, you have to pay attention.” Volckmann added that he is in the process of designing a compliance management system (CMS) for his dealership. “Me being at this meeting was a way to take our compliance process to the next level… I really feel this meeting was the frontline of the army that’s trying to protect this industry.”

Gene Allen Jr., business director and compliance auditor for Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in Indianapolis, also singled out O’Loughlin’s presentation as one to remember.

“There are some things I want to implement to make things a little more seamless,” Allen said. “There are certain things we want to do to be more of a concierge for our clients and stay buttoned up. I am going to implement some strategies I know will work and I will lean on the information I received at Compliance Summit.”

The conference continued with hard-hitting discussions among attorneys who, collectively, represent thousands of dealers, car buyers and product providers. Mosaic Compliance Services’ Jim Ganther moderated a panel discussion between fellow attorneys Robert Steenbergh of US Equity Advantage and Marc Waite, corporate counsel for Indiana’s Gurley-Leep Auto Management group.

Aaron E. Lunt, assistant general counsel/head of regulatory affairs with The Warranty Group, and Patricia Kelly, senior counsel for the Chicago and Northern Illinois chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), also took part in panel discussions, and Kelly’s boss, President and CEO Steve Bernas, served as luncheon speaker. Bernas discussed the work the BBB does on behalf of and in conjunction with dealers, including an ad review program initiated by his group and the Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA), to a receptive audience.

Other speakers included United Development Systems Inc. (UDS)’s Randy and Brian Crisorio, Bill Kelly of Automotive Development Group (ADG), World Class Dealer Services’ Michael Tuno, Brian Reed of Intersection Technologies Inc. – F&I Express, Doug Fusco of DealerSafeGuardSolutionS, and JC Cramer, director of compliance for Detroit’s Feldman Auto Group. David Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP), delivered an impassioned speech about the role of human nature and personal accountability in overcoming compliance challenges.

The conversation ran the gamut from the CFPB and FTC to truth-in-advertising standards, fair credit policy and fixed prices for dealer-arranged financing and F&I products. The 80-member audience was active and engaged, peppering speakers with questions about the real-world implications of the topics at hand. Asked whether the concerns he brought to Compliance Summit were answered, Alessandro Meloni answered in the affirmative.

“A lot of them, yes, and answers to questions I never had that came up in discussions throughout the day,” said the finance manager for Transwest Buick GMC Isuzu in Henderson, Colo. When he returned to the dealership, he said, he shared his newfound expertise with his management team. “I told them we do have some changes and a lot of discussion that needs to take place. We run a pretty tight ship. We’ll look into building a CMS and nominate a compliance officer.”

Ultimately, said Voss Auto Network’s Morgan, the trip was made worthwhile by the content presented and the networking opportunities that filled the time between sessions. “You know, I’m not an attorney, and there’s a lot of stuff I don’t know. But I know where to find it,” she said. “I have a whole handful of new cards from people I can call upon with questions.”

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What to Expect at Compliance Summit Midwest


CHICAGO — Several days ahead of Compliance Summit Midwest, organizers have announced new details for the event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the way this event has come together,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “Front-end compliance is clearly a priority for Midwest dealers, and we look forward to delivering on our promise of a first-rate educational slate.”

The event will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of Monday, April 20, and continue with a full day of sessions on Tuesday. Randy Crisorio, a Chicago native and head of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS), will start the day with “Dealer Beware,” a review of past actions brought against dealers by federal regulators and state attorneys general.

The Rules and Regulations portion of the agenda will begin with Terry O’Loughlin, an attorney, former regulator and director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds. He will deliver “Regulations: Where Past Is Prologue,” in which he will draw parallels between past actions and today’s regulatory environment. O’Loughlin’s address will be followed by “Knowledge Is Power,” a panel discussion on the preparation and responses to new regulations and actions by dealers, product providers and finance companies. The panel will be moderated by Mosaic Compliance Services’ James Ganther Esq. and staffed by attorneys Marc Waite of Gurley-Leep Auto Management and Robert Steenbergh of US Equity Advantage.

The Your Responsibilities section will begin with “The Ability to Respond,” a featured presentation by World Class Dealer Services’ Michael Tuno, and a panel discussion entitled “Leadership, Teamwork and Accountability.” Tuno’s session will put an emphasis on the dealer’s role in ensuring compliance storewide while the panel — helmed by Auto Dealer Monthly’s Tariq Kamal and staffed by JC Cramer, compliance director for Detroit’s Feldman Auto Group, Bill Kelly, a top agent and partner at Minnesota’s Automotive Development Group (ADG), and Patricia Kelly Esq., senior counsel at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois — will cover the strategies dealers and their industry partners are using to prepare for and respond to regulatory inquiries and actions.

Between those sessions, lunch will be served and Steve Bernas, head of the Chicago and Northern Illinois chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), will take the stage. Bernas will discuss a truth-in-advertising campaign the BBB developed in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Trade Association and the work the agency does on behalf of dealers and car buyers.

“I think it’s so important that business leaders are getting together and deciding that they can regulate themselves,” Bernas said. “Dealers love competition, but they don’t like to compete on an uneven playing field. … I’m glad to be there to inform them that the BBB is there to help in any way we can.”

The next topic heading, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls, will begin with “Knowledge of the Law Keeps You Out of Trouble and Closes Deals,” a featured presentation by Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) Executive Director David Robertson. He will be followed by “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” a panel discussion devoted to laying out simple, actionable solutions dealers can use to develop their own, comprehensive front-end compliance strategies. Moderator Brian Crisorio of UDS will be joined by Doug Fusco of DealerSafeGuardSolutionS (DSGSS), Demetrios Lahiri of American Financial and Automotive Services (AFAS), The Warranty Group’s Aaron Lunt and Brian Reed of Intersection Technologies Inc. and F&I Express.

The final session, “Is It Compliant?”, will be an open-forum discussion between attendees and speakers. The discussion will be hosted by the American Guardian Warranty Services’ Robert Harkins, who will also serve as Compliance Summit’s master of ceremonies. Ganther, O’Loughlin, Robertson and Tuno are all expected to participate, giving attendees the opportunity to fill in any gaps they may have perceived in the preceding sessions.

“When all is said and done, we believe Compliance Summit will prove to be an invaluable training course for any dealer, manager or staff member involved in front-end compliance,” Gesualdo said. “We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.”

Attendees can register at ComplianceSummit.com or by phone at 727-942-2139 until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19th. Onsite registration will be available all day Monday, April 20, as well as Tuesday morning. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Still Time to Register for Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that online registration will soon close for the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“The response has been tremendous and we can’t wait to meet and greet our attendees and speakers,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “We are looking forward to delivering a first-rate education in front-end compliance.”

Attendees can register at ComplianceSummit.com or by phone at 727-942-2139 until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. Onsite registration will be available all day Monday, April 20, as well as Tuesday morning.

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Midwest Compliance Summit Panel to Highlight ‘Your Responsibilities’


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that a panel has been convened to discuss “Your Responsibilities” at the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“This section of the agenda cuts to the heart of the question Compliance Summit was designed to answer,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “What responsibilities do dealers, compliance officers and F&I professionals actually bear when it comes to front-end compliance?”

The panel will include JC Cramer, who serves as compliance director for Detroit’s Feldman Auto Group and spoke at the inaugural Compliance Summit, in Miami, last November, as well as Bill Kelly, a partner in the Minnesota-based Automotive Development Group (ADG). Kelly will discuss the role agents can and should take in ensuring compliance standards are taught and reinforced at their dealerships. The panel will be moderated by Tariq Kamal, managing editor of Auto Dealer Monthly.

“Our plan is to drill down to the compliance issues Midwest dealers face on a daily basis,” Kamal said. “We will tackle those issues head-on in true Compliance Summit fashion.”

More information about Compliance Summit, including registration and travel information, is available at ComplianceSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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‘Is It Compliant?’ to Cap Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., will conclude with “Is It Compliant?”, an open-forum discussion of the topics raised in the course of the conference.

“Is It Compliant? proved to be the perfect capstone for our inaugural event in Florida,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “Engaging the speakers in an open, friendly environment will provide a last chance for every attendee to make their voice heard and fill in any gaps that may have appeared in the sessions that precede it.”

The discussion will be led by Bob Harkins, director of the AFG Training Academy and the event’s master of ceremonies. He will be joined by featured speakers and panel moderators from prior sessions, including attorneys James Ganther and Terry O’Loughlin of Mosaic Compliance Services and Reynolds and Reynolds, respectively, as well as AFIP’s David Robertson and World Class Dealer Services’ Michael Tuno.

More information about Compliance Summit, including registration and travel information, is available at ComplianceSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Midwest Compliance Summit’s Processes and Controls Panel Takes Shape


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that the Midwest event, which is scheduled for April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare, will include a panel discussion devoted to Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls.

“This panel is a key part of our ongoing effort to equip dealers and managers with the tools they need to develop strategies for sustainable front-end compliance,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “Attendees should consider this the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ section of the agenda.”

The panel will be led by Brian Crisorio, vice president of marketing for United Development Systems (UDS). Panelists will include Doug Fusco of DealerSafeGuardSolutionS (DSGSS), American Financial and Automotive Systems Inc. (AFAS)’s Demetrios Lahiri, The Warranty Group’s Aaron E. Lunt Esq. and Brian Reed of Intersection Technologies/F&I Express.

Crisorio expects the group to convert the knowledge gained in the preceding portions of the Summit into actionable solutions.

“Knowing is always only half of the battle,” he said. “Doing is the other, tougher, half. This panel will lay down some simple solutions that will make the ‘doing’ much easier.”

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CATA’s Sloan Joins Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Dave Sloan, president of the Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA), has agreed to serve as luncheon speaker for the Midwest Compliance Summit, organizers announced Monday. The event will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“Dave’s reputation and that of his organization precedes him,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “The CATA has earned nationwide recognition as a tough but fair advocate for dealers in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.”

Sloan’s address will commence at 12:30pm on April 21, following sessions dedicated to Rules and Regulations and preceding Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and an open forum titled “Is It Compliant?”

Describing the Chicago market as “tough” and “very competitive,” Sloan said he looks forward to discussing the CATA’s work on behalf of dealers as well as consumers, including the adoption of strict truth-in-advertising guidelines and an ongoing partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

“Compliance is always a good thing for dealers,” Sloan said. “In a competitive atmosphere, it keeps everyone on a level playing field.”

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AFIP’s Robertson Joins Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that David Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals, will speak at the Midwest event, which is scheduled for April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“Dave brings the experience of training and certifying countless F&I professionals to our stage,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “He sets high standards for front-end compliance as well as personal accountability for AFIP-certified finance managers and directors.”

On Tuesday, April 21, Robertson will present “Knowledge of the Law Keeps You Out of Trouble and Closes Deals,” which will kick off the Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls portion of the agenda. Compliance Summit will also include sessions dedicated to Rules and Regulations and Your Responsibilities as well as an open-forum discussion titled “Is it Compliant?”

“When it comes to regulatory compliance, dealers are looking for help,” Robertson said. “I’ll make certain you don’t leave empty handed.”

More information about Compliance Summit, including registration and travel information, is available at ComplianceSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Midwest Compliance Summit Early-Bird Rate Ends Tomorrow


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that tomorrow is the last day attendees can register at the early-bird rate for the Midwest event, which will take place April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“The response to the Midwest Compliance Summit has been tremendous,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “I encourage anyone involved in front-end compliance to register today and take advantage of the early-bird discount.”

Attendees who register today or tomorrow will pay a reduced rate of $595 for a full-show pass, which includes access to meals, receptions and networking events, as well as a full slate of educational sessions on April 21. To register and book accommodations at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare, visit ComplianceSummit.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Tuno to Tackle ‘Your Responsibilities’ at Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that agency head Michael Tuno will serve as featured speaker at the Midwest event, which will take place April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“Michael and his team exemplify the role of the ‘full-service’ agency, which in today’s dealership space, includes front-end compliance,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “He has succeeded by doing business the right way and we are grateful he has agreed to share his strategies with the dealers in attendance.”

Tuno will present “The Ability to Respond” at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, to lead off the “Your Responsibilities” segment of the agenda. The president of World Class Dealer Services said the current regulatory environment and recent actions demand that dealers be “embedded” in their businesses to respond to inquiries and protect themselves from undue harm.

“The scope of the presentation will be to provide some updates to the legal landscape as well as giving the audience some practical takeaways they can put right to work in their dealerships,” Tuno said. “It will be straight to the point without too much legal doctrine.”

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Last Week for Midwest Early-Bird Registration


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that early-bird pricing for the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., ends Friday, April 3.

“I encourage dealers, managers and compliance officers to take advantage of the early-bird rate by registering today,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “In return, you will be treated to an education in front-end compliance with an emphasis on rules, regulations, actions and best practices unique to the Midwest.”

A full-show pass to Compliance Summit, which includes educational sessions and materials as well as meals, receptions and networking opportunities, is $695. Attendees who register on or before April 3 will receive a $100 discount. Don’t forget to book your room at the DoubleTree as well.

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Registration Open for Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that registration and accommodations are now open for the Midwest event, scheduled for April 20–21, 2015.

The event will begin with an evening welcome reception at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., and continue with a full slate of featured presentations and panel discussions the following day. Topics will be delivered in four segments, with each including a presentation and panel discussion: Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and Is It Compliant? The format follows that of the inaugural event, which was held in the Miami area in November.

“I believe the Florida event proved that there is demand among dealers, managers and compliance officers for targeted education in this segment,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “Those who attend will leave with the tools they need to form a plan for sustainable front-end compliance.”

Attendees can visit the event’s website to register and book a room at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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O’Loughlin Joins Midwest Compliance Summit


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that attorney and compliance expert Terry O’Loughlin has joined the Midwest event, which will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“Terry’s reputation as a dealer advocate and thought leader in the compliance space is without parallel,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “His strategies for dealers are rooted in battles he has fought on both sides of the industry.”

O’Loughlin, who serves as director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds, has stood at the front lines of front-end compliance issues for the past several decades, including a 16-year tenure with the Florida attorney general’s office, where he worked with state and federal regulators to police dealers and auto finance companies. Since joining the private sector, he has worked with dealers and auto groups to decipher new rules and respond to actions and inquiries related to unfair and deceptive practices, document fraud and false or misleading advertising.

“To paraphrase the Bible, there is really nothing much new under the sun. For the most part, this is generally true of the regulating community,” O’Loughlin said. “Old laws and new laws can be addressed with the same thoughtful approach because regulators’ motives and tools remain the same. Dealers should have an orderly protocol to stay abreast of the compliance landscape and consistently respond to it. But the response needs to be tailored to the real challenges.”

O’Loughlin’s presentation, “Regulations: Where Past is Prologue,” will begin at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, following a welcome address by Chicago native and agency head Randy Crisorio. The Rules and Regulations portion of the agenda will begin with O’Loughlin’s presentation and continue with a panel session dedicated to the topic. Rules and Regulations will be followed by Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and Is This Compliant?

Further details, including the full agenda and information about registration and accommodations, will be available in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Midwest Compliance Summit Promises ‘Can’t-Miss’ Agenda


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that the agenda for the Midwest event is nearing completion and will feature high-profile compliance experts and thought leaders. The conference is scheduled for April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

“This will be an event to remember for those who attend,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom magazines. “We look forward to bringing the talent, expertise and boots-on-the-ground experience dealers need to tackle this very difficult subject.”

April 21 will feature a full day of sessions divided into four key topic headings: Rules and Regulations, Your Responsibilities, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls and Is This Compliant? The last will be an open-forum discussion among speakers and attendees. Robert Harkins, vice president and director of training for AFG Training Academy, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The welcome address, “Dealer Beware,” will be delivered by Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems Inc. (UDS). Crisorio, a Chicago native, is expected to review recent and ongoing actions taken against dealers by state and federal regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“Having experienced the quality of content exchanged in the first Compliance Summit and the tenor of the regulatory bodies involved in our business, I anticipate a lot of interest in attending and a heavy dose of growing useful information,” Crisorio said.

Further details, including the full agenda and information about registration and accommodations, will be available in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Midwest Compliance Summit Set for April


CHICAGO — Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance, have announced that the next event will be held April 20–21, 2015, at the DoubleTree Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. The Midwest event will follow a successful inaugural event held in the Miami area this past November.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring Compliance Summit to the Midwest,” said David Gesualdo, show chair. “If the outcome of the Florida event is any indication, attendees will leave with an invaluable education in region-specific regulatory challenges and solutions.”

The Midwest conference will begin with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Monday, April 20, and continue with a full day of educational sessions and panel discussions on April 21. The events are open to automotive industry professionals who are involved in front-end compliance, including dealer principals, general managers, compliance officers, sales and F&I professionals and general agents.

Speakers at the Florida event included the head of the state dealer association, attorneys and dealership compliance officers. The agenda covered challenges specific to Florida and the Southeast region as well as a comprehensive review of current threats toward dealers and finance companies by the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Further details, including the full agenda and information about registration and accommodations, will be available in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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