CARMEL, Ind., February 27, 2014 – Carmel, Ind.-based KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used vehicle auction services, announced today that CEO Jim Hallett will serve as a keynote speaker at the Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 6.
The annual conference, organized with the National Auto Auction Association and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, is the auto remarketing industry’s premier networking and educational event. Over the course of two days, industry professionals have the opportunity to attend 20 sessions to learn about industry trends, best practices and new technologies, as well as connect with peers, leaders and other key contacts. Hallett will be delivering his speech, entitled “Driving Success Through Technology and Leadership,” on the second day of the conference.
“To thrive in the fast-paced auto remarketing industry, it is crucial to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving trends, as well as forge and maintain strong connections. Every year, the CAR conference provides an excellent platform to do this, showcasing the field’s entrepreneurial spirit and bringing together the industry’s sharpest minds to connect, learn and grow,” said Hallett. “I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to speak at this well-known industry conference, and look forward to sharing KAR’s vast knowledge to help strengthen the industry.”
In addition to Hallett’s participation as keynote speaker, KAR Auction Services Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Real Estate Warren Byrd will be presenting on a panel titled “Understanding the New AutoGrade Universal Grading System.” The panel will focus on how this new technology will help increase standardization within the wholesale market for consignors, remarketers and buyers.
For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.carconference.com/.
KAR Auction Services, Inc. is the holding company for ADESA, Inc. (“ADESA”), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (“IAA”) and Automotive Finance Corporation (“AFC”). ADESA is a leading provider of wholesale used vehicle auctions with 65 North American locations and its subsidiary OPENLANE provides a leading Internet automotive auction platform. IAA is a leading salvage vehicle auction company with 164 sites across the United States and Canada. AFC is a leading provider of floorplan financing to independent and franchise used vehicle dealers with 105 sites across the United States and Canada. Together, the Company provides a unique, comprehensive, end-to-end solution for its customers’ remarketing needs.