Buy Sell Summit 2018

2018 Buy Sell Summit and Dealer/CEO/CFO Forum

** Attendance limited to dealers, dealership management and investors. Allied industry may attend as sponsors. **
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Date / Time

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Morning registration for summit and breakfast at 7:30 AM
Lunch and forum registration at 12:30 PM


Caesars Palace
Augustus 2 | Ballroom
Las Vegas, NV

5th Annual AutoTeam AmericaBuy/Sell Summit

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Will Future Trends Lead to Lower Values for Dealerships?
What will happen to the values of dealerships in the future? Will fears around ride sharing and autonomous vehicles, electrification, new entrants like Tesla and other potential disruptors push values down, or will other trends support values? Alan Haig from Haig Partners and Dale Pollak from Cox/vAuto.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

What Impact will the New Tax Code Have on Dealership Values?
The new tax code will lead to higher after‐tax profits from dealerships. What impact will this have on the value of dealerships? Senior tax partners from several leading AutoTeam America accounting firms will lead this discussion.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Does the Future Belong Exclusively to Larger Dealers?
Smaller dealers can still compete head‐to‐head with the largest dealer groups, but in a rapidly changing industry, are smaller dealers at risk of falling behind and losing value? Could even mid‐to‐large sized groups suffer? What advantages will larger dealers have? Several leading dealers discuss their outlook for the future and how they have positioned themselves to win. Panelists include Don Flow from Flow Automotive, David Rosenberg from Prime Automotive (GPB Auto), and Rick Stone from Park Place Motors.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

How are Larger Consolidators Using M&A to Boost Their Enterprise Values?
The executives responsible for M&A at several public auto retailers discuss their acquisition plans and how they fit into their companies’ overall long‐term strategies. Panelists include George Karolis from Asbury Automotive and Larry Morgan of Morgan Automotive.

12:30 AM - 1:45 PM

For Attendees, Speakers, Sponsors, ATA Members and ATA Associates

24th Annual AutoTeam AmericaDealer/CEO/CFO Forum

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2018 Industry Update and Outlook
John J. Murphy of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dealership of the Future: Trends and Insights
Glenn Mercer, Consultant, GM Automotive, LLC

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The  Future  of  Dealerships  and  a  Discussion  of  Various  Strategies
Bill Cariss, President and CEO of Holman Strategic Ventures and Chief Strategy Officer for Holman Enterprises, hosted by Jay Ferriero, President & CEO of Capital Automotive

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Buy/Sell Summit and CEO/CFO Forum attendees and sponsors

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Platinum Sponsor -SunTrust


Gold Sponsors - Comerica Bank, Energy Bank, Portfolio

Comerica Bank
Energy Bank

Silver Sponsors - HAIG Partners, Armatus Dealer Uplift, Capital Automotive

Bronze Sponsors -, Compli, Bass Sox Mercer Logo
Bass Sox Mercer

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