This week, members of the ADESA and KAR Auction Services team are once again on their way to Las Vegas for the 2014 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR). We look forward to the CAR Conference each year to stay up-to-date on industry trends and forge relationships with our clients and automotive remarketing professionals.

As a premier sponsor of CAR, we’re proud to support a great line-up of speakers and panelists from KAR and the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). With more than 20 educational seminars, panels and keynote speeches, here’s what we’re sure to be attending at this year’s conference.

Wednesday, March 5

Welcome to CAR 2014 and NAAA’s State of the Auction Industry
Jack Neshe, NAAA president, will present the NAAA’s informative annual state of the auction industry, including specific industry initiatives and a preview of its goals for 2014.

Thursday, March 6

Keynote Address: Driving Success Through Technology and Leadership
Keynote speaker, Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, will examine current trends that will influence the future evolution and direction of the wholesale remarketing industry and explore the past and extrapolate forward these trend lines to give us a glimpse of the wholesale remarketing industry of tomorrow.

Understanding the New AutoGrade Universal Grading System
Warren Byrd, executive vice president of corporate development and real estate of KAR Auction Services, joins a panel to explore the new AutoGrade Universal Grading System, a standardized online grading system used for multiple type condition reports. The panel will focus on how this new technology will help increase standardization within the wholesale market for consignors, remarketers and buyers.

If you’re attending CAR, check out the rest of the CAR conference schedule here. See you in Las Vegas!