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Keynote Sponsors

DealerX

DealerX

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


With an average of more than 31 million visits each month, Cars.com is the leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. We offer credible and easy-to-understand information to help consumers research, price and find new and used vehicles, quality service and repair providers. Through unbiased editorial content, vehicle listings, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison options, build and price tools, photo galleries and videos, Cars.com gives drivers the information they need to make confident decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is owned by TEGNA Inc. and operates Auto.com, NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.


Executive Sponsors

DealerX

DealerX

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


With an average of more than 31 million visits each month, Cars.com is the leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. We offer credible and easy-to-understand information to help consumers research, price and find new and used vehicles, quality service and repair providers. Through unbiased editorial content, vehicle listings, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison options, build and price tools, photo galleries and videos, Cars.com gives drivers the information they need to make confident decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is owned by TEGNA Inc. and operates Auto.com, NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.


Potratz

Potratz

AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market. For consumers, the AskPatty.com Website is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For car dealerships, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers. Ask Patty® and Certified Female Friendly® are registered trademarks of AskPatty.com, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://www.askpatty.com/getcertified/


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and
adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles.


GM

GM

Visit: http://www.gm.com


General Motors (GM) is a global automotive company united by a single purpose: To earn customers for life. Earning customers for life is the foundational promise of GM. It is a commitment to treat every customer with respect. Appreciating customers and fighting every day to earn their loyalty inspires us to make better, safer, higher value cars, trucks and crossovers. GM employs the finest workforce in the automotive world. We are a richly diverse and dedicated team. From electric mini-cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, GM provides a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a truly global scale.


Event Sponsors

DealerX

DealerX

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


With an average of more than 31 million visits each month, Cars.com is the leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. We offer credible and easy-to-understand information to help consumers research, price and find new and used vehicles, quality service and repair providers. Through unbiased editorial content, vehicle listings, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison options, build and price tools, photo galleries and videos, Cars.com gives drivers the information they need to make confident decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is owned by TEGNA Inc. and operates Auto.com, NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.


Potratz

Potratz

AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market. For consumers, the AskPatty.com Website is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For car dealerships, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers. Ask Patty® and Certified Female Friendly® are registered trademarks of AskPatty.com, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://www.askpatty.com/getcertified/


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and
adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles.


GM

GM

Visit: http://www.gm.com


General Motors (GM) is a global automotive company united by a single purpose: To earn customers for life. Earning customers for life is the foundational promise of GM. It is a commitment to treat every customer with respect. Appreciating customers and fighting every day to earn their loyalty inspires us to make better, safer, higher value cars, trucks and crossovers. GM employs the finest workforce in the automotive world. We are a richly diverse and dedicated team. From electric mini-cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, GM provides a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a truly global scale.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com/


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers and the way dealers attract customers and sell cars. We have established an intelligent, data-driven online platform operating on a common technology infrastructure, powered by proprietary data and analytics. We operate our company-branded platform on our TrueCar.com Website. In addition, we customize and operate our platform for affinity group marketing partners, such as USAA and Consumer Reports, financial institutions, and other large enterprises such as Boeing and Verizon. You get up-to-date pricing information and the ability to compare pricing estimates before you get to the dealership.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


With nearly 100 years of experience, Ally is one of the largest providers of automotive financing in the U.S. We’re driven by what we love, because to us it’s more than a business. Ally Auto works with auto dealers to provide simpler financing for their customers. We offer new vehicle financing and leasing, used vehicle financing, and protection products through approximately 17,000 auto dealers across the country. Our extensive experience and deep understanding of the auto industry allow us to offer unrivaled expertise and support. We’re an ally to customers for the entire vehicle financing process. We provide products and resources to help them learn about financing options, estimate payments, and protect their investment.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Affiliate Sponsors

DealerX

DealerX

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


With an average of more than 31 million visits each month, Cars.com is the leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. We offer credible and easy-to-understand information to help consumers research, price and find new and used vehicles, quality service and repair providers. Through unbiased editorial content, vehicle listings, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison options, build and price tools, photo galleries and videos, Cars.com gives drivers the information they need to make confident decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is owned by TEGNA Inc. and operates Auto.com, NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.


Potratz

Potratz

AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market. For consumers, the AskPatty.com Website is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For car dealerships, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers. Ask Patty® and Certified Female Friendly® are registered trademarks of AskPatty.com, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://www.askpatty.com/getcertified/


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and
adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles.


GM

GM

Visit: http://www.gm.com


General Motors (GM) is a global automotive company united by a single purpose: To earn customers for life. Earning customers for life is the foundational promise of GM. It is a commitment to treat every customer with respect. Appreciating customers and fighting every day to earn their loyalty inspires us to make better, safer, higher value cars, trucks and crossovers. GM employs the finest workforce in the automotive world. We are a richly diverse and dedicated team. From electric mini-cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, GM provides a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a truly global scale.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com/


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers and the way dealers attract customers and sell cars. We have established an intelligent, data-driven online platform operating on a common technology infrastructure, powered by proprietary data and analytics. We operate our company-branded platform on our TrueCar.com Website. In addition, we customize and operate our platform for affinity group marketing partners, such as USAA and Consumer Reports, financial institutions, and other large enterprises such as Boeing and Verizon. You get up-to-date pricing information and the ability to compare pricing estimates before you get to the dealership.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


With nearly 100 years of experience, Ally is one of the largest providers of automotive financing in the U.S. We’re driven by what we love, because to us it’s more than a business. Ally Auto works with auto dealers to provide simpler financing for their customers. We offer new vehicle financing and leasing, used vehicle financing, and protection products through approximately 17,000 auto dealers across the country. Our extensive experience and deep understanding of the auto industry allow us to offer unrivaled expertise and support. We’re an ally to customers for the entire vehicle financing process. We provide products and resources to help them learn about financing options, estimate payments, and protect their investment.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Facebook

Facebook

CarGurus

CarGurus

FADA

FADA

Visit: http://www.flada.org


The FADA promotes teamwork among new, franchised dealers. Its objectives: 1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas. 2. Encourage sound business policies and promote ethical standards. 3. Promote legislation to enhance the auto industry in Florida. 4. Represent dealers through liaison with all line make Factories. 5. Promote a competitive marketplace for consumers. 6. Work with agencies regulating the auto industry to ensure fair treatment of members while maintaining the interests of consumers. 7. Work with the media and consumer groups to educate and enlighten the public. 8. Work with other businesses and industry coalitions to promote and enhance business climate.


Asbury

Asbury

Visit: https://www.asburyauto.com/


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 82 dealerships, consisting of 99 franchises for the sale and servicing of 28 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. Asbury also operates 25 collision repair centers and 3 stand-alone used vehicle stores. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales, related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.


Booth Sponsors

DealerX

DealerX

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


With an average of more than 31 million visits each month, Cars.com is the leading online destination for car shoppers and owners. We offer credible and easy-to-understand information to help consumers research, price and find new and used vehicles, quality service and repair providers. Through unbiased editorial content, vehicle listings, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison options, build and price tools, photo galleries and videos, Cars.com gives drivers the information they need to make confident decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is owned by TEGNA Inc. and operates Auto.com, NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.


Potratz

Potratz

AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market. For consumers, the AskPatty.com Website is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For car dealerships, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers. Ask Patty® and Certified Female Friendly® are registered trademarks of AskPatty.com, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://www.askpatty.com/getcertified/


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and
adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles.


GM

GM

Visit: http://www.gm.com


General Motors (GM) is a global automotive company united by a single purpose: To earn customers for life. Earning customers for life is the foundational promise of GM. It is a commitment to treat every customer with respect. Appreciating customers and fighting every day to earn their loyalty inspires us to make better, safer, higher value cars, trucks and crossovers. GM employs the finest workforce in the automotive world. We are a richly diverse and dedicated team. From electric mini-cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, GM provides a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a truly global scale.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com/


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers and the way dealers attract customers and sell cars. We have established an intelligent, data-driven online platform operating on a common technology infrastructure, powered by proprietary data and analytics. We operate our company-branded platform on our TrueCar.com Website. In addition, we customize and operate our platform for affinity group marketing partners, such as USAA and Consumer Reports, financial institutions, and other large enterprises such as Boeing and Verizon. You get up-to-date pricing information and the ability to compare pricing estimates before you get to the dealership.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


With nearly 100 years of experience, Ally is one of the largest providers of automotive financing in the U.S. We’re driven by what we love, because to us it’s more than a business. Ally Auto works with auto dealers to provide simpler financing for their customers. We offer new vehicle financing and leasing, used vehicle financing, and protection products through approximately 17,000 auto dealers across the country. Our extensive experience and deep understanding of the auto industry allow us to offer unrivaled expertise and support. We’re an ally to customers for the entire vehicle financing process. We provide products and resources to help them learn about financing options, estimate payments, and protect their investment.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Facebook

Facebook

CarGurus

CarGurus

FADA

FADA

Visit: http://www.flada.org


The FADA promotes teamwork among new, franchised dealers. Its objectives: 1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas. 2. Encourage sound business policies and promote ethical standards. 3. Promote legislation to enhance the auto industry in Florida. 4. Represent dealers through liaison with all line make Factories. 5. Promote a competitive marketplace for consumers. 6. Work with agencies regulating the auto industry to ensure fair treatment of members while maintaining the interests of consumers. 7. Work with the media and consumer groups to educate and enlighten the public. 8. Work with other businesses and industry coalitions to promote and enhance business climate.


Asbury

Asbury

Visit: https://www.asburyauto.com/


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 82 dealerships, consisting of 99 franchises for the sale and servicing of 28 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. Asbury also operates 25 collision repair centers and 3 stand-alone used vehicle stores. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales, related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.


AutoTex

AutoTex

Dealer Assist Now

Dealer Assist Now

Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://thenextup.com/


Nextup is a comprehensive traffic, sales, and team management platform that helps companies monitor and measure team performance while ensuring effective customer engagement. Our solution allows companies to obtain accurate customer traffic which yields increased CRM input, lead capture, and data to reveal true marketing ROI. Nextup simplifies team management by distributing and tracking customer engagement across the entire team which ensures representatives maximize opportunities and customers receive excellent service. Nextup solves the problem of the open sales floor model for organizations who desire greater visibility, accountability, and efficiency. Our platform provides 3 separate solutions integrated into one platform: Team Management, Customer Engagement, and Data and Analytics.


Service Group

Service Group

Visit: https://www.sgifs.com/


Service Group was founded in 1969, primarily as a credit insurance provider throughout Texas. Since then, Service Group has grown to become a leader in products and income development solutions to over 350 dealerships. Our strengths include cutting-edge automotive training through The Academy, provided both at the dealership and our national training center located in Austin, Texas. Other services available include real-time analytics and peer-group reviews; management of dealer-owned reinsurance companies, accounting, reporting and tax work; and investment management services. Service Group – Giving People the Power to Perform.


Dealership For Life

Dealership For Life

Visit: http://www.dealershipforlife.com/


Dealership For Life is the premier customer retention program in existence today! Since 2004, Dealership For Life has assisted automotive dealers in creating customized programs to brand business, administer programs, train staff and produce retention and sales/service profits that set new standards in the industry. Let us help your auto dealership become a Dealership For Life. We’re Everything you need in One Administrator!


700Credit

700Credit

Visit: http://www.700credit.com/


700Credit is the leading source of credit reports, prescreen and compliance solutions designed for the auto industry. Simple yet powerful, 700Credit offers quick and easy access to the information you need about your customers, your client base and your dealership personnel – and their performance. At 700Credit, we understand that the time and money spent on each customer is critical, and all 700Credit solutions have been developed with this in mind. Simple yet powerful features include adding prospects, running credit, verifying identity including red flags, marketing source analysis, demographics, sales performance and more.


Hireology

Hireology

Visit: http://www.hireology.com/


Hireology was founded on a simple but powerful concept: by analyzing the behaviors of top-performing employees, businesses can streamline and improve their hiring processes, resulting in smarter hiring, assembling better teams, and stronger company performance. Hireology’s award-winning employee selection management platform includes online applicant management, job profiling, skills testing, behavioral interviews and an entire suite of verification services, that include background checks.