Next week, many of my colleagues and I will be excited to attend Used Car Week—an annual event that brings together leaders of the remarketing and used vehicle industry for fun and educational workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. This year we descend upon Scottsdale, Arizona, for the week-long conference.

In previous years, we’ve had a strong presence at Used Car Week, and 2018 is no different. Nearly 20 members from our company will be speaking at this year’s event—which encompasses Pre-Owned Con, Auto Fin Con, Repo Con and the NRC/NAAA convention.

ADESA and KAR are once again serving as the event’s social media sponsor. If you plan on posting to social channels during the conference, don’t forget to use the hashtag #UsedCarWeek—your post just might appear on the giant social video wall.

In addition to an all-star lineup of speakers, Used Car Week 2018 will honor Auto Remarketing’s 40 Under 40 winners and 2018 Women of Remarketing honorees. And finally, auction excellence for community service will be showcased at the NAAA Presidential Gala.

Here is where you can find members of ADESA and KAR at Used Car Week 2018:

Monday, November 12

Doug Hadden | Executive Director, Dealer Consulting Services, ADESA

Jessie Herdrich | Vice President, Compliance & Operations, PAR North America

John Sibbitt | Vice President, Operations, PAR North America

Jim Money | President, Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC)

Jose Delgado | SVP, Sales and Business Development, PAR North America

Becca Polak | President/Chief Legal Officer, TradeRev/KAR Auction Services

Tuesday, November 13

Jessie Herdrich | Vice President, Compliance & Operations, PAR North America

Doug Hadden | Executive Director, Dealer Consulting Services, ADESA

Keith Crerar | Executive Vice President, TradeRev

  • Used Car Awards Luncheon
    • 12-2 p.m. | Kierland 1 | Used Car Week Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, November 14 

Jim Hallett | Chairman & CEO, KAR Auction Services (panel guest)

Warren Clauss | NAAA President/Director of Customer Product Analytics, ADESA (panel moderator)

Tom Kontos | Chief Economist, KAR Auction Services

Will Farmer | Executive Director, Dealer Sales, TradeRev

Amanda Looney | Manager, Talent Acquisition, Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA)

Thursday, November 15

Kayne Grau | President, Data as a Service, KAR Auction Services

Warren Clauss | NAAA President/Director of Customer Product Analytics, ADESA

Tricia Green | Manager, Training & Sales Performance, TradeRev

Sandy Whicker | Director, Marketing Services, ADESA

Tina Viens | Senior Director, Client Solutions, IAA

John Hammer | President, ADESA

I hope you get the opportunity to hear these bright and talented leaders speak at Used Car Week 2018.