This week, the ADESA team is returning to Las Vegas for the annual 2013 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR). We look forward to a week of educational sessions, as well as meeting with our industry peers and customers.

We’re proud to be a sponsor of CAR, with ADESA’s Paul Lips kicking off the conference with an update from NAAA. Paul will then be serving as a panelist on Wednesday, March 6. Our very own Tom Kontos will also be contributing to an informative panel on Thursday, March 7.

If you’re joining us at CAR this year, you can catch ADESA at the following sessions:

Wednesday, March 6

Welcome to CAR 2013 and NAAA’s Perspective of the State of the Auction Industry

Paul Lips will recap auction activity in 2012 and highlight the progress made by the NAAA fulfilling specific industry initiatives, and preview its goals for 2013.

Auctions 2013 and Beyond: Questions Never Asked and Answers Never Spoken

ADESA’s Paul Lips will join this panel session reviewing components needed to implement true and lasting change in the remarketing industry. Topics of discussion will include the negative connotations surrounding the arbitration process, revenue stream dynamics that can disproportionately affect each side of the auction equation, tools for reaching an increasingly diverse buying market and how to create a truly superior buyer experience.

Thursday, March 7

Forecast of Wholesale Automotive Market: 2013-2014

What are the forecasts for the balance of 2013 and calendar year 2014? A panel of forecasters, including ADESA’s Tom Kontos, will give their predictions of key trends in the wholesale resale market.

With so many informative panels and topic experts on display, this year’s conference is sure to add plenty of clarity regarding hot industry news and trends. We’ll see you in Vegas!