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Executive Sponsors

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


Event Sponsors

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


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 auto dealers, 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 on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

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.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


CallSource

CallSource

Visit: https://www.callsource.com/


CallSource, the originator of call tracking systems and services, ignited an industry with its founding in 1991.
The company’s wide variety of innovations and award-winning solutions continue redefining the future of call management while paving new ways for businesses to recapture sales opportunities. Today, CallSource has analyzed more than one billion customer calls. The company’s capabilities include marketing insights, such as cost-per-lead analysis and sales conversion percentages, as well as training and coaching
for employees.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Company Description: Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We work to build tools that help people change the world, and we're more likely to succeed if Googlers reflect the diversity of our users. We know that providing women with better opportunities to connect with one another helps build community and support career growth and development. Women@Google is one of our most active employee groups, hosting summits, providing courses and offering mentorship to develop and support women. We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of the Women In Automotive conference!


Affiliate Sponsors

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


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 auto dealers, 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 on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

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.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


CallSource

CallSource

Visit: https://www.callsource.com/


CallSource, the originator of call tracking systems and services, ignited an industry with its founding in 1991.
The company’s wide variety of innovations and award-winning solutions continue redefining the future of call management while paving new ways for businesses to recapture sales opportunities. Today, CallSource has analyzed more than one billion customer calls. The company’s capabilities include marketing insights, such as cost-per-lead analysis and sales conversion percentages, as well as training and coaching
for employees.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Company Description: Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We work to build tools that help people change the world, and we're more likely to succeed if Googlers reflect the diversity of our users. We know that providing women with better opportunities to connect with one another helps build community and support career growth and development. Women@Google is one of our most active employee groups, hosting summits, providing courses and offering mentorship to develop and support women. We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of the Women In Automotive conference!


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.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


700Credit

700Credit

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


700Credit is the automotive industry leader in delivering the most robust, bureau-inclusive credit, compliance, prescreen and consumer pre-qualification solutions on the market today. We offer powerful yet simple access to all the information you need about your customers, so you can make the right funding decisions while keeping a close eye on compliance.


Booth Sponsors

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


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 auto dealers, 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 on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

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.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


CallSource

CallSource

Visit: https://www.callsource.com/


CallSource, the originator of call tracking systems and services, ignited an industry with its founding in 1991.
The company’s wide variety of innovations and award-winning solutions continue redefining the future of call management while paving new ways for businesses to recapture sales opportunities. Today, CallSource has analyzed more than one billion customer calls. The company’s capabilities include marketing insights, such as cost-per-lead analysis and sales conversion percentages, as well as training and coaching
for employees.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Company Description: Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We work to build tools that help people change the world, and we're more likely to succeed if Googlers reflect the diversity of our users. We know that providing women with better opportunities to connect with one another helps build community and support career growth and development. Women@Google is one of our most active employee groups, hosting summits, providing courses and offering mentorship to develop and support women. We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of the Women In Automotive conference!


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.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


700Credit

700Credit

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


700Credit is the automotive industry leader in delivering the most robust, bureau-inclusive credit, compliance, prescreen and consumer pre-qualification solutions on the market today. We offer powerful yet simple access to all the information you need about your customers, so you can make the right funding decisions while keeping a close eye on compliance.


Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires

Colors on Parade

Colors on Parade

Service Group

Service Group

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


Located in Austin, Texas, THe Academy’s forward thinking approach has generated best-in-class training content for retail sales and finance professionals. The curriculum for all courses is based on The Academy’s uniquely developed Y.E.S. processes, which recognize that a shift in mentality and focus is necessary in the face of today’s more informed, internet-educated customers.

The training & development team, lead by Tony Dupaquier, offers both fixed and variable operations training – including internet & BDC strategies, leadership training, and AFIP certification. The team also works with dealership teams directly to custom-build course curriculum specific to dealership needs, whether on location or at The Academy campus in Austin.


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


Consumers don’t like the traditional car-buying experience. Nonetheless, there’s considerable pressure to change the often-maddening experience—to make it quicker, more transparent, less stressful, and less complicated. Nextup improves visibility and accountability of customer experiences and dealership staff.


Media Sponsors

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


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 auto dealers, 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 on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

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.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


CallSource

CallSource

Visit: https://www.callsource.com/


CallSource, the originator of call tracking systems and services, ignited an industry with its founding in 1991.
The company’s wide variety of innovations and award-winning solutions continue redefining the future of call management while paving new ways for businesses to recapture sales opportunities. Today, CallSource has analyzed more than one billion customer calls. The company’s capabilities include marketing insights, such as cost-per-lead analysis and sales conversion percentages, as well as training and coaching
for employees.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Company Description: Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We work to build tools that help people change the world, and we're more likely to succeed if Googlers reflect the diversity of our users. We know that providing women with better opportunities to connect with one another helps build community and support career growth and development. Women@Google is one of our most active employee groups, hosting summits, providing courses and offering mentorship to develop and support women. We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of the Women In Automotive conference!


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.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


700Credit

700Credit

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


700Credit is the automotive industry leader in delivering the most robust, bureau-inclusive credit, compliance, prescreen and consumer pre-qualification solutions on the market today. We offer powerful yet simple access to all the information you need about your customers, so you can make the right funding decisions while keeping a close eye on compliance.


Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires

Colors on Parade

Colors on Parade

Service Group

Service Group

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


Located in Austin, Texas, THe Academy’s forward thinking approach has generated best-in-class training content for retail sales and finance professionals. The curriculum for all courses is based on The Academy’s uniquely developed Y.E.S. processes, which recognize that a shift in mentality and focus is necessary in the face of today’s more informed, internet-educated customers.

The training & development team, lead by Tony Dupaquier, offers both fixed and variable operations training – including internet & BDC strategies, leadership training, and AFIP certification. The team also works with dealership teams directly to custom-build course curriculum specific to dealership needs, whether on location or at The Academy campus in Austin.


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


Consumers don’t like the traditional car-buying experience. Nonetheless, there’s considerable pressure to change the often-maddening experience—to make it quicker, more transparent, less stressful, and less complicated. Nextup improves visibility and accountability of customer experiences and dealership staff.


Automotive Leadership Roundtable & Awards

Automotive Leadership Roundtable & Awards

Digital Dealer

Digital Dealer

Visit: http://www.digitaldealer.com/


The Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is retail automotive’s leading digital strategy conference, focused on introducing, exploring, and implementing the various digital components required to engage today’s modern automotive consumer. It is where top dealers go to stay ahead of the technology curve, delivering the largest array of speakers, peer-to-peer opportunities, and exhibit hall offerings – all carefully designed to impart groundbreaking, actionable business strategies.