7th annual BUY/SELL SUMMIT



Caesar's Palace, Palace III Ballroom


February 14th 2020

7th Annual Autoteam America

Buy/Sell Summit

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:000AM-9:00AM
Session I: 9:00AM-9:45AM

How Are Current Trends and Long-term Trends Impacting the Value of Dealerships?

  • Alan Haig - President at Haig Partners, a leading buy-sell advisory firm
Sesson II: 9:45AM-10:30AM

Buy Low: Why Dealers Should Be Acquiring Nissan Dealerships Today

  • Jose Valls - President & Chairman Nissan North America, EVP & Executive Officer
  • Scott D. Smith - Owner of Five Nissan Dealerships
  • Moderated by: Stuart McCallum - Partner at HHM CPAs
Break: 10:30Am-11:00AM
Session III: 11:00AM-12:00AM

Top 10 Dealership Groups Discuss Their Acquisition and Divestiture Strategies

  • Jonathan Burnham - VP, Asbury Automotive Group
  • Kirk Heppler - EVP, Hendrick Automotive Group
  • Pete Thiel - VP, AutoNation
  • Moderated by: Jodi Kippe - Partner at Crowe LLP

Top Groups To Be Joined by Leading Advisors For War Stories: Challenges in Buy-Sells and How to Overcome Them

  • Alan Haig - President at Haig Partners
  • Rich Sox - Partner at Bass Sox Mercer
  • Scott Gorden - Managing Principal at Clifton Larson Allen
  • Moderated by: Jodi Kippe - Partner at Crowe LLP
Lunch: 12:00PM-1:00PM

26th Annual Autoteam America

Dealer/CEO/CFO Forum

Session I: 1:00PM-2:00PM

Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Drive Higher Profitability and Increased Value of Your Dealership

  • Brian Benstock- Dealer Principal at Paragon Honda (top 5 in the world) and Paragon Acura (top 10 in the world)
  • Kelly McNearney- Senior Automotive Retail Strategist at Google
Session II: 2:00PM-3:00PM

Industry Update and Outlook

  • John Murphy - Bank of America, Merill Lynch Global Research
Break: 3:00PM-3:30PM
Session III: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Taking Action in Today's Dynamic Environment

  • Andy Koblenz - NADA, Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel
Session IV: 4:30PM-5:30PM

Keynote Address

  • Glen Mercer - Automotive Analyst and Industry Expert
Cocktail Reception: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Featuring the spectacular, world-renowned Magician K

$175 for all or part of the day's sessions


Attendance is limited to dealers, dealership management and investors. Allied industry may attend as sponsors.

Autoteam America Thanks

  • Platinum Sponsor

  • Gold Sponsor

  • Silver Sponsor

  • Bronze Sponsor