Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, 08:00 PM UPDATED 11:59 AMBy Nick Zulovich
CARY, N.C. -- With repos and bankruptcies driving the subprime market segment, the 2006 National Remarketing Conference announces a timely workshop that will address this emerging topic. Slated to appear in two separate time slots, Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 9:00 a.m., are Randy Mayer of Huntington Bank, Jim Chapman of Credit Acceptance Corp. and Neal Boardman of Regional Acceptance Corp.
Mayer, Chapman and Boardman bring impressive and varied portfolios to the table, and plan to address such subjects as industry best practices, remarketing challenges and their effects on the wholesale and retail sides.
"The subprime market is both a growing challenge and opportunity for OEMs and dealers, and having the experience of three respected executives to shed light on such a trend will be of great benefit to those attending the National Remarketing Conference." said conference co-chair, Bill Zadeits.
This announcement coincides with the launch of www.subprimenews.com and the companion e-newsletter SubPrime News Update. The Web site is slated to go live on Aug. 31, and the e-newsletter will hit inboxes on Sept. 7. Both the Web site and the e-newsletter will serve as the top online resources for up-to-date developments in the subprime market. Additionally, the print version of the brand-new SubPrime Auto Finance News will launch Oct. 9 with a powerful readership consisting of 50,000- used car dealers.
"We are excited about the release of Subprimenews.com and the entire SubPrime media brand," said Ron Smith, publisher. "We feel that we have identified a need in the market and know that there is vital information to be shared."
This year's National Remarketing Conference is shaping up to be a very exciting and informative event, a must-attend for those still making travel plans for the fourth quarter. Recent executives added to the agenda include Paul Seger of GE; Tony McCune, Dealer Principal of McCune Chrysler-Jeep in National City, Calif.; Elizabeth Daniels, president and owner of Daniels Chevyland in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Justin Findlay, dealer principal of Findlay Volkswagen in Henderson, Nev.; Tony Moorby, who will serve as moderator for The Auction Market -- In the Lanes & Online; and Ron Correa, who will serve as co-moderator with James Bell for Total Certified -- A Roundtable Report from the Frontline.
Top billing includes keynote addresses from Raj Sundaram, senior vice president and head of Dealer Solutions for DealerTrack (former president of ALG), and Lonnie Miller, director of industry analysis at R.L. Polk & Co.
In addition to these key speakers, other topics featured during workshops and presentations at the National Remarketing Conference include Experian and cars.com executives on buying trends in the Internet marketplace, IntelliChoice.com Certified Awards, certified programs, executives from Credit Union Direct Lending and more.
Early registration discounts are available until Sept. 22. To register or see more information, visit ausm.info and click on The National Remarketing Conference, or call Jennifer Ingulli, events manager, at (800) .