ORLANDO, Fla. — Highlights of the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit include three panel discussions targeting matters of immediate concern for executives and thought leaders working in the highest levels of the F&I industry. The two-day event, which is co-located with the annual Industry Summit, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday at 1 p.m., Kristen Gruber of Dealers Assurance Co. will serve as moderator for “The Inside Scoop: Straight Talk From Industry Leaders,” an executive panel featuring Dave Duncan of Safe-Guard Products International and Arden Hetland of American Financial & Automotive Services. The group will offer a C-level perspective on mounting GAP losses, the effects of the Trump tax cuts on reinsurance selection and performance, and online pricing and sales of F&I products, among other topics. At 3:35 p.m., GPW and Associates’ Greg Petrowski will helm “The Reinsurance Climate: A Look at NCFCs and DOWCs,” a panel discussion staffed by Richard Irvine of PwC and MarksNelson’s David Kaseff. The four experts will dig into the effects of the Tax Reform and Job Act on noncontrolled foreign corporations and dealer-owned warranty companies. The next day’s schedule includes “Can Online Claims Help Your Organization Achieve Efficiency and Scalability?” at 2:05 p.m. Moderator Brent Allen of StoneEagle will be joined by Safe-Guard’s Jardon Bouska, Stephen Fort of APEX Protection Inc., RoadVantage’s Garret Lacour and Kumar Kathinokkula of F&I Administration Solutions. The panel will track the progress of online claims portals and mobile applications, including which products can be adjudicated and paid online and the advancements widespread adoption of the emerging technology would require. Other sessions include keynote addresses, featured presentations, and networking opportunities. Registrants are also welcome to attend any session on the Industry Summit agenda, which begins with Compliance Summit on Monday, continues with onsite Product Specialist certification by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) Tuesday, and concludes with a full slate of advanced F&I training Wednesday. “For an event dedicated to giving voice to the concerns we share, productive panel discussions are an essential component,” said David Trinder, CEO of F&I Admin and chair of the PALS advisory board. “We are grateful to each of our moderators and panels for dedicating time and energy to addressing these critical issues.” More details about the 2018 P&A Leadership Summit, including the full agenda, will become available in the weeks ahead. Click here to register now. To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact show chair David Gesualdo at (727) 947-4027 or via email.
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