LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that the 2016 event, held last week at Paris Las Vegas, set a new record for attendance and earned high praise in early reviews.

“Our pride in organizing and holding a successful show is matched only by our pride in its year-over-year growth,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “Thank you to our advisory board, sponsors, speakers and attendees for making PALS 2016 a hit.”

This year’s event attracted exactly 200 attendees, a new record, and featured two days of advanced education for executives in the F&I product provider and administrator segment. Highlights included “Positioning Your Business for the Future,” a presentation by attorney Tara Newell of Bryan Cave, “Execute Like a Fighter Pilot,” a motivational address from Lt. Col. Bruce Bright, USMC (Ret.), and “The Pre-Owned Correction and F&I’s Big Opportunity,” the closing keynote address delivered by AUL’s Jimmy Atkinson.

The agenda also included a long list of featured speakers and panel discussions staffed by many of the industry’s leading executives, thought leaders and experts, whose presentations covered everything from digital F&I to parts sourcing.

“In an industry that is under tremendous pressure despite record levels of productivity, PALS has become the focal point for high-level discussions among industry leaders,” Gesualdo said. “The stars aligned for us in Las Vegas, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Next year’s P&A Leadership Summit will take place in mid-September 2017 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email or at 727-947-4027.