Houston — The National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) has announced that it will hold its second annual training conference covering underwriting and collections in Houston on November 2-4, 2008. More than 600 attendees are expected to attend the three-day event, which will focus on two of the most important elements of buy-here, pay-here operations.

“Last year, attendees and exhibitors really enjoyed participating in this event. This conference offers advanced training on underwriting and collections,” said Kenneth Shilson, CPA and founder of NABD. “The sessions will cover the entire spectrum from taking an application to closing the deal, and collecting payments legally and more efficiently. We have added several new speakers this year, including some of the nation’s best operators."

Compliance and skip tracing are topics which will also be included in the program. Knowledge of identity theft laws and compliance is an important first step, according to Shilson. “This year we will have a more extensive session on regulatory and compliance matters featuring nationally recognized attorney Tom Hudson," Shilson said. "In addition, we will have a bankruptcy expert explain how to navigate the new bankruptcy laws. These sessions will be interactive so attendees can ask questions."

The general education sessions will feature a single track and all presentations will include an operator’s perspective. These sessions will include subjects such as payment devices, dealer management software, add-on products, reinsurance and raising capital.

The conference will be held at the newly renovated Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel in Houston, located near Bush Intercontinental Airport. NABD has arranged for a conference-specific room rate. The program includes two receptions and a luncheon with exhibitors which will facilitate networking. The sessions will conclude on Tuesday afternoon.

Those interested in registering may do so online at www.bhphinfo.com or by calling NABD headquarters at 713-290-8171. Space is limited, so attendees and exhibitors who are interested in participating in this event are encouraged to respond immediately.