NEW ORLEANS — The next Industry Summit will take place Nov. 4–6, 2019, in downtown New Orleans, marking the event’s first visit to the Crescent City in its 16-year history, organizers announced. Also for the first time, the first 100 dealers and dealership general managers to register online will get a free full show pass for no charge. Registration is tentatively expected to open at noon Eastern on Tuesday, July 30.
Industry Summit began as the F&I Conference in 2004 and quickly established itself as America’s No. 1 destination for advanced F&I and front-end compliance training. Recent years have brought additions such as the annual Compliance Summit, which includes initial and renewable ACE compliance certification, the Technology Challenge, and RV and PowerSports education.
“Our event has grown and evolved with the wants and needs of an auto retail and finance industry that has endured and prospered through countless challenges, disruptions, and outright threats,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and group publisher of Bobit Business Media’s dealer publications, including F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. “If you are an F&I professional, you will not find a more talented, qualified, award-winning group of trainers and compliance experts in one place. If you are a dealer or GM, you cannot afford to miss this unique gathering of experts dedicated to improving your day-to-day operations and long-term outlook.”
Also set for early November is the seventh annual P&A Leadership Summit, an annual meeting of top executives in the F&I product provider and administration segment. Industry Summit and PALS will share a Reinsurance track for the first time this year and, as in years past, registrants for either event are welcome at all sessions, including the ACE review and exam, which was designed to certify industry professionals of every stripe.
“With more dealer attendees, more sessions, more speakers, and more topics — and our first show in the great city of New Orleans — we fully expect 2019 to be the best Industry Summit yet,” Gesualdo said.
More details about Industry Summit 2019, including the agenda and final registration details, will become available in the months ahead. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email or at 727-947-4027.