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Inaugural Compliance Summit a Hit


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Organizers of Compliance Summit 2014 announced that the inaugural event drew a large, engaged crowd to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., this week.

David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom, said interest in the Florida conference, which will be followed by events in the South, Midwest and West in 2015, exceeded all expectations.

“We had confidence in the regional model, our agenda, our speakers and the high number of early registrations, despite just a few weeks’ worth of advance marketing,” Gesualdo said. “We could not have anticipated the number of on-site registrants, nor the high levels of energy and interaction we saw from the entire group. The speakers and attendees showed up, rolled up their sleeves and got to work. It was inspiring.”

Compliance Summit began Monday afternoon and concluded with a reception on Tuesday evening. The agenda covered front-end compliance issues specific to the State of Florida as well as a comprehensive review of rules, regulations and recent actions from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Speakers included attorneys, dealership personnel, agents and trainers, as well as Ted Smith, president of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA).

“The speakers were very good and the attendees took home a myriad of information and best practices,” said Smith, who presented “Barbarians at Your Gate,” a stirring luncheon keynote, on Tuesday afternoon.

Organizers said the next regional event will likely be held in Texas early next year. Stay tuned to ComplianceSummit.com for updates on the 2015 events.

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Florida Speakers Headline Compliance Summit


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Two key industry members from the state of Florida are among the featured speakers at the inaugural Compliance Summit, which be held Nov. 10–11, 2014, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Ted Smith, president of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) and Alex Kurkin, a well-known attorney and veteran dealer advocate with Kurkin Brandes in Aventura, Fla., have agreed to speak at the event.

Smith will deliver Tuesday’s luncheon keynote address, “Barbarians at Your Gate.” Smith has pledged to arm dealers with strategies to “keep the bad guys locked out and the profits locked in.”

Kurkin will conduct the event’s first workshop, “Dotting the ‘I’s: Cash Reporting, OFAC and Adverse Actions,” on Monday, Nov. 10 at 1:50 p.m., as well as “Crossing the T’s: TSR, CAN-SPAM and UDAP” at 3:20 p.m. Kurkin represents the FADA as well as dealers, both as an advisor and litigator.

“Ted and Alex bring an unmatched level of expertise and enthusiasm to their work on behalf of Florida dealers,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom. “Their very presence guarantees an enormous takeaway for dealers who are able to attend Compliance Summit.”

The Florida event will be followed by regional events in the Midwest, South and West in 2015. Compliance Summit is expected to draw dealers as well as senior staff, sales and F&I personnel, compliance officers, general agents and more.

For more information or to register, click here or call 310-533-2550. Group discounts are available.

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FADA President Ted Smith Joins Compliance Summit


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Organizers of the inaugural Compliance Summit have announced that Ted Smith, president of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association, has agreed to serve as the event’s featured luncheon speaker, which will be held Nov. 10–11, 2014, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

“Ted has made compliance a priority for the FADA and its dealer and associate members,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly and F&I and Showroom. “He brings passion, know-how and challenges specific to the great state of Florida to our stage.”

Smith will present “Barbarians at Your Gate” on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. “This session will focus on the challenges facing today’s franchised dealer and how the dealer and their sales and F&I team can arm themselves with the proper processes and resources to keep the bad guys locked out and the profits locked in,” Smith said.

The Compliance Summit agenda is divided into three parts: Part I, Rules and Regulations, will be held Monday afternoon and Part II, Your Responsibilities and Part III, Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls, which includes Smith’s address, will follow on Tuesday.

The Florida conference will be followed by events in the Midwest, South and West in 2015. The events are expected to draw dealers as well as senior staff, sales and F&I personnel, compliance officers, general agents and more.

For more information or to register, click here or call 310-533-2550. Group discounts are available.

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