As we head toward the summer, we get ready to pass the original date of the 2020 Auto Intel Summit. But now that just means we have almost three more months to ensure our attendees are privy to the best possible speakers — and the safest environment possible.

As announced earlier in the spring, the 2020 Auto Intel Summit will now be held August 17-19, once again in Raleigh, N.C., at the Crabtree Valley Marriott. More details on the reschedule can be found here. 

Early bird registration for the Auto Intel Summit has been extended through July 17!

Cherokee Media Group, parent company of the Auto Intel Summit, responded to guidance from local and federal health experts, as well as other event teams about the heightening risk associated with the Coronavirus to reschedule the Automotive Intelligence Summit to later in the year.

Check out the full Auto Intel Summit agenda for 2020!

The Auto Intel Summit is already jam packed with content covering the event’s eight core topics, with a particular focus on fintech and digital retailing. On top of a number of panels and general sessions, the event will also include over 30 workshops to choose from, hosted by leaders from innovative companies like truPayments, CarNow, LotLinx, Roadster and many more.

To give you an idea of what topics are on tap for the 2020 event, here’s a little taste to pique your interest.

  • Leading the Auto-Finance Business into the Next Decade
  • The Perception and Reality for EVs in 2025
  • Car Dealers + Ride Sharing + Tech = Growth & Profits
  • Bridging the Gap Between Digital Marketing & Digital Retailing
  • The Auto Intel Council Explores the Edge of Auto Innovation
  • New Leaders in Fintech Dissect the New Decade

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and it’s devastating impact in terms of loss of life and economic hardship, the auto industry — like most industries — are having to become even more creative and innovative to ensure success for their businesses, customers and their employees.

In the auto industry, much of this innovation has come in the form of further digitization, especially in the F&I office, and sales, as dealership physical doors were shuttered. That said, during the months of quarantine and social distancing,  many dealers have turned to the Web to keep their businesses running, further perfecting digital retailing and financing practices.

Stay tuned to the Auto Intel Summit for an exciting announcement in the next few weeks on a new virtual offering! 

Bob Glaser, President, North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA)

Expect to learn more about this innovation and the ways the auto industry is rising to the occasion to still provide transportation options for Americans during these difficult times. One way AIS will continue this conversation is through a 2019 favorite panel, back for this year, led by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association’s (NCADA) president Bob Glaser. This year, the panel will once again feature leading dealers including:

  • Denise Branch, Corporate Counsel, Crossroads Automotive Group
  • Aaron Hudson, VP of Marketing and Technology, Anderson Automotive Group
  • Eric Kirks, Marketing Director, Johnson Automotive

Denise Branch, Corporate Counsel, Crossroads Auto Group

The Auto Intel Summit is also looking to announce a new virtual offering for the AIS audience preceding the on-site event. We look forward to sharing more about this added value for our AIS attendees in the coming weeks.

The safety of our speakers, attendees, team — and all who make an event like AIS successful — remain the top priority for Cherokee Media Group. All efforts to comply with social distancing and the advised safety measures will be implemented and communicated with our attendees. Stay tuned to www.autointelsummit.com for any further updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For the latest information about the Automotive Intelligence Summit, stay tuned to www.autointelsummit and autoremarketing.com.

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