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  • DrivingSales Presidents Club

    The Grand Hyatt New York | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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  • Gary Vaynerchuck

    Meet and hear from NY Times best-selling author, self-trained wine expert and social media trailblazer

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  • “I'm leaving DrivingSales President's Club more inspired to be a trendsetter in our industry than ever! Thank you.”

    - Brad Hensley, Founder of Knoxville Auto Brokers

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  • A Unique Event

    Focusing on three foundational assets to running a dealership: your Brand, your Capital, your People

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  • Thursday, April 17

    Attend a special Press Preview Day of the New York International Auto Show.

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The 2014 Presidents Club Line-up

Gary VaynerchukBuild Your Dealership Brand With Clarity In This Noisy World
Gary VaynerchukEntrepreneur, Best-selling Author

Gary will discuss several case studies from his latest best-selling book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. He’ll look at the way clear campaigns have punched through the noise and caused many brands to grow. Learn how to do the same for your business from one of the great marketing minds of today.
Jay RaoLeadership Skills Necessary to Implement a Strategy of Innovation
Jay RaoProfessor of Tech., Operations & Info. Management at Babson College

The future always has a healthy dose of “unknown unknowns.” Dealer owners and General Managers must learn to approach the future and manage growth using an alternate method to the traditional analytical and predictive planning strategies. Jay will share actionable strategies to improve your store’s culture through innovation.
Erin KerriganBuying Or Selling A Dealership? Know These Important Trends
Erin KerriganPresident and Founder of Kerrigan Advisors

The dealership buy/sell market is very active today. Some of the key drivers of this activity include the credit markets, dealership profitability, supply and demand, blue sky values and the expected growth in new car sales. Erin will look at these activities along with a buyer’s return on investment expectations and share how those expectations determine what they are willing to pay for a dealership and its real estate.
Tony CaputoDealership Team Development For Bottom-line Results
Tony CaputoVice President, Markel Automotive Group

Growing a dealer group doesn’t happen without an exceptional team. Tony Caputo shares his experience and insights into developing outstanding people within dealerships through training and how these efforts can lead to significant bottom-line results.
Jon LancasterPreparing Your Store For The Economic Pressures Of 2014
Jon Lancaster Managing Director of Lancaster Investments, LLC

Jon Lancaster is recognized as a highly successful, innovative and knowledgeable executive and entrepreneur, who will look at financial trends affecting dealership operations.
Mark O'NeilOpen Q&A with Mark O’Neil
Mark O’Neil Chairman, President and CEO of Dealertrack Technologies

Conference participants will engage in a question and answer session with Dealertrack leader, Mark O’Neil about why he recently invested $1 Billion to bring Dealer.com into the Dealertrack fold. What does 2014 hold for this powerhouse company and how will it improve life in the dealership?
Most Valuable Insight4 Ground-breaking Dealership Studies
Most Valuable Insight Competition

This competition is designed to uncover the most valuable insight in the automotive industry. It was created in the spirit of progress and industry thought leadership. Taking the conversations to the highest level, auto industry professionals are invited to share their thoughts and insights to the highest-level dealership executives to foster inspiration, progression, and celebration of a better automotive retail industry.

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In Addition…

    • Open Discussion with CEO, Mark O’Neil: Why he just spent $1 Billion to bring Dealer.com into Dealertrack.
    • 4 Ground-Breaking Dealership Studies to be Released
    • and more…

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Brad Hensley

Founder / Knoxville Auto Brokers, Inc.

“I’m leaving DrivingSales President’s Club more inspired to be a trendsetter in our industry than ever! Thank you.”

What Is DrivingSales Presidents Club?

seth-circleThe DrivingSales Presidents Club is a private annual gathering of progressive Presidents, Dealer Principals and General Managers. This elite meeting is dedicated to studying the trends and managing the best practices surrounding the three most important assets for running a dealership: your Capital, your People and your Brand.

The event is limited to a very small number of Dealer Principals, GMs and their executive guests to protect the intimate setting and powerful networking. The 2013 event sold out several weeks early, so register quickly for 2014 to insure your place. We look forward to seeing you next April!

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Udo Kiewitz

General Manager / Provincial Chrysler FIAT of Windsor

“Thank you very much for making me a part of the DrivingSales Presidents Club Event in New York. I found that topics discussed have immediate relevance in my dealership and my market place. It has inspired me to continue the push for change at my dealership to new levels of service in the digital age.”

The Presidents Club Focus

Dealership Executives come to Presidents Club to strengthen their three foundational assets: their capital, their brand, and their people. These are the core elements that define the success of dealership operations and continued growth as a business owner in the retail automotive industry.

Your Brand

Leveraging emerging trends in marketing, consumer insight, and thought leadership from outside the industry from competitive advantage

Your People

Leading your managers, motivating your team, and cultivating your culture based on sight from experts

Your Capital

Balancing your cash assets, determining your franchise value, and orienting your business in the current economic environment

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Ric McCoy

General Manager / Ed Martin Buick GMC

“If I had to pack my takeaway from DrivingSales Presidents Club, I would need an extra suitcase and I’d have to pay Delta overweight baggage fees!”