Next week, members of the ADESA team will be traveling to Las Vegas for the 2012 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR). This year’s conference offers more than 20 educational sessions and multiple opportunities to network with professionals in the automotive remarketing industry.

ADESA will have a major presence at CAR 2012 not only as a lead sponsor, but also as a member of multiple panels and sessions.

If you’re attending CAR, here is where you can catch the ADESA team:

Wednesday, March 14

Remarketing’s Future Utilizing Mobile Technology: Will Smartphones, Tablets and Social Media Marketing be the Future of Consignors and Buyers?
This IARA Roundtable will look at the direction of auctions (Independent, Manheim and ADESA) working in conjunction with local and national remarketers, including the interface of variables like remote representation and social media marketing in that process. OPENLANE’s Blake Kennedy will be a featured member of the roundtable.

Emerging Trends in the Remarketing of Corporate Fleet Vehicles
ADESA’s Bob Rauschenberg will moderate a panel featuring remarketing managers from the leading commercial fleet leasing companies. Attendees will learn the latest remarketing trends among major corporate fleets. The discussion will also focus on the inventory mix and the different strategies to remarket out-of-service fleet units.

Forecast of Residual Values: 2012-2013
Industry experts, including ADESA’s Tom Kontos, will provide a forecast of residual values for the wholesale resale market for 2012-2013. A panel of residual forecasters gives their predictions of key trends in the wholesale resale market.

Thursday, March 15

General Session Industry Leaders: Who Are You?
ADESA’s Tom Caruso joins two other leaders in the remarketing industry to share advice through experiences and personal stories.

Panel Discussion: Bank/Financial Institution Consignors
What changes are coming to the remarketing programs for banks and financial institution consignors? How have the portfolios of banks and financial institutions changed, and what does it mean to auctions, wholesalers, and online sales activity? ADESA’s Paul Lips will be moderating this discussion by industry authorities.

We’re looking forward to sharing key takeaways from the CAR conference here on Overdrive. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.

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ADESA's Jason Ferreri (second from left) at the 2011 CAR conference.