NEW ORLEANS — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit announced the first 100 active auto dealers and dealership general managers who register for this year’s event online will receive their full show pass for no charge. The event is scheduled for Nov. 4–6, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott, with registration expected to open in mid-June.
Show chair David Gesualdo said the move is generating buzz around the 16th annual event, which began as the F&I Conference in 2004 and has grown to offer compliance training and certification, reinsurance, and new and emerging dealer technology, among other tracks, in addition to its core advanced F&I training slate and the co-located P&A Leadership Summit. The event also hosts the annual Dealers’ Choice Awards and F&I Dealer of the Year awards.
Industry Summit will be held in New Orleans for the first time after spending 12 of its first 13 years in Las Vegas before moving to Dallas in 2017 and Orlando last year.
“We thought the move to New Orleans would be the big news, but the feedback on dealer attendance has been even stronger,” said Gesualdo, publisher of the Bobit Business Media group of dealer magazines, which includes F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. “We were excited to make the offer and we look forward to seeing everyone in November.”
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.