Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007, 07:00 PM UPDATED 11:59 AMBy Nick Zulovich
CARY, N.C. — Remarketing executives from the nation's top banks and financial institutions are among some of the industry leaders to sign on to actively take part in the upcoming iRemarketing 2.0: The Next Generation of Remarketing Technology Conference.
The executives include Layne Weber, of CitiFinancial; Steve Piccinati, of Bank of America; and Jody Hall, of Centrix Financial, who will explore remarketing breakthroughs in the banking and financial sector from their unique remarketing perspective.
With a format driven by panel discussions and debate, iRemarketing 2.0 will bring the latest industry knowledge and technology to the forefront, giving attendees the "edge" they need to succeed. The conference will be held April 25-27 at in Denver.
In addition to this strong block of financial speakers, two more executives have signed on to be a part of the event's session titled "The Next Generation of Remarketing Technology Breakthroughs — Captives/OEMs." Tom Cornellier, eBusiness manager for Ford, is a new panelist, while Jim DesRochers, former president of the National Auto Auction Association and current general manager of Dealers Auto Auction of the Southwest, is scheduled to serve as panel moderator. More executives are expected to join the panel, along with John Manchin, remarketing manager for Subaru Financial Group.
Joining the event's kickoff panel, titled "Emerging Technologies in the Remarketing Channel," will be Clive Kinross, of . Kinross will discuss this industry with Bob Schoen, vice president of eBusiness for ; Jim McKnight, of ; Bob McConkey, of Auction Pipeline; and moderator Grace Appleton, of JMsolutions. The panel will explore issues woven into the fabric of the online buying and selling environment, in addition to talking about emerging technologies driving that market.
Also now scheduled to be a part of the event are Robert Guerrero, of Insurance Auto Auctions; Pat Walsh, of ADESA Impact; and Doug Mellette, of Vemark. Guerrero, Walsh and Mellette will be featured with Jerry Sullivan, of the American Salvage Pool Association, and Manheim's Bill Tiedemann in a discussion about the latest trends in the salvage industry.
Rounding out a panel for the session titled "Solving the Transportation Challenge" will be Matt Chasen, of uShip. Already scheduled to be part of that panel are Tom McNutt, of McNutt Auto Transport; Joe Steinberger of ; and Michael Briggs, of .
Among the participants for the Logistics Best Practices Panel will be Jie Du, of PIN/J.D. Power and Associates; NuTech Solutions/ClearVu Remarketing's Tom Wilson and Jeff Grandstaff, of Insight Network Transportation. They will present the latest intelligence and research available to help attendees effectively and efficiently manage used-vehicle distribution logistics.
David Kain, of , will present the keynote speech during the first day of the conference. He will share his valuable experience on Internet advertising and online sales best practices.
A workshop panel of particular interest is scheduled for both April 25 and April 27, titled "Inspections: The Newest and Best Information in Handheld Wireless Technology, Real-Time Inspection Reports, Digital Photos and Best Practices." Robert Trickey, with AIS; Brent Sergot, with DataScan Technologies; Ken Adams, with AutoVin; and Bob Gapinski, with SGS, will lend their collective input and inside-out knowledge of this topic.
The complete iRemarketing 2.0 lineup is available at .
Early bird registration at a cost of $795 is available until March 23. After that date, the cost is $995. discounts are guaranteed until April 2 at $169 per person, per night.
For more information, visit , or call Jennifer Ingulli, events manager, at (800) , ext. 135. Sponsorships and exhibitor space are currently still available, but these opportunities are expected to sell out for this popular yearly industry event.