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DrivingSales Announces Media Sponsors for 2018 DrivingSales Executive Summit #DSES

Media outlets from around the automotive industry show their support for the DrivingSales Executive Summit #DSES

8/8/2018 - Salt Lake City, UT. -- DrivingSales is pleased to announce the media sponsors for the 2018 DrivingSales Executive Summit. The sponsors are WardsAuto, AutoConversion and DealershipNews.

The DrivingSales Executive Summit (#DSES) is the premier event for dealership professionals to improve your dealerships and advance your career.  We strive to pull a mashup of progressive topics, leaders and speakers that are changing the dynamic of business. Inside and out.

Our media sponsors support our drive to create the best innovative automotive conference each year. Having attended the event in the past, all three are excited to attend DSES on October 21-23 at the beautiful Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

WardsAuto supports industry events which drive education, provide a collaborative environment, and deliver a high-protein dealer audience. DrivingSales Executive Summit does this and more.” Said Larry Schlagheck of WardsAuto. “We’re proud to be associated with DSES again in 2018 and look forward to helping promote this all-important industry event.”

Kelly Kleinman, a frequent contributor to the DrivingSales community, and Director of Digital Content at DealershipNews.com said, “DealershipNews.com is thrilled to be attending and supporting the Driving Sales Executive Summit - THE automotive industry platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices like no other!”

“AutoConversion is looking forward to another fun, meaningful, and insightful time at the Executive Summit,” said Ryan Gerardi. “During the DSES we will be streaming Live Interviews inside the exhibit hall and in the halls outside of the breakout session rooms. If you'd like to block a 15-minute time slot to be featured in an interview then follow this link. Fore more information about what we do please visit our website.”​

About DSES

We attract the leaders in the industry that have the best-practice applications for your store.  Network and share knowledge with your progressive peers in this interactive, immersive event. By attending DSES, you will be armed to thrive in today's automotive landscape.

This year, we'll be discussing the challenges and opportunities around:

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence and ML (Machine Learning), both theory and application.  Where is this technology headed, how far away is it, and how can a dealership utilize it to improve the customer experience today?

  • Brand differentiation.  In a world of OEM mandated marketing constraints, how can you tell a brand story and dominate your PMA?  How can you stand out and still be compliant?

  • Decision-making.  How to decisively chose the strategies and tactics that are the best for your business.  Are you pulled in an myriad of directions? How can you identify what to spend your valuable time and resources on to achieve the best results?

At this insight-packed 3-day summit, you’re going to hear from experts (inside and outside of the auto industry), so you can learn the latest techniques and trends in dealership growth. And there will be plenty of opportunities to network, get your questions answered by industry leaders.

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