The American Recovery Association enhanced its fifth annual North American Repossessors Summit by expanding to a three-day event to include a lender and recovery agent golf tournament, more networking opportunities and more speakers — all focused on the power of performance.

Running from April 25—27, ARA is anticipating 600 professionals from the collateral recovery and remarketing industries, including collateral recovery professionals, clients, and vendors from across the country, will gather in Dallas to participate in NARS 2013 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The summit focuses on open and collaborative discussions that address methods to improve the industry’s challenges and complexities to lay the foundation for the future.

The keynote speaker is Scott Seagrave, executive vice president for AFS Acceptance Automobile Financing. Seagrave is scheduled to outline the necessary steps for continued profitability through the use of analytics and education.

Also on the agenda is Manheim chief economist Tom Webb, will take a detailed look at the numbers to discuss where the recovery and remarketing industry is heading.

Furthermore, Rick Gilman, owner of RGG Communications, plans to provide insight about how to ride the digital wave to success and Doug Duncan, president of Your HR Solutions, intends to lead discussion about why smart employees underperform.

With industry unification as the event’s main goal, NARS organizers also are bringing together representatives from various recovery associations to weigh the value of expanding the state associations and the need for industry compliance.

The first NARS golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Tour 18 Dallas where players can experience some of the greatest golf in America. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Players may register as a team or as an individual (players must include their handicaps).

The entry fee is $80 per player with a sack lunch included. The awards presentation and networking event will take place immediately after the tournament at Tour 18 Dallas. Transportation to and from the Omni Hotel and golf course will be provided upon request.

The deadline to register for the golf tournament is March 15. To register, email homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org or call (972) 755-4755.

Meanwhile, headline sponsor PRA Location Services will host the annual cocktail reception on April 26 for all registered attendees.

Lunch sponsor Digital Recognition Network will host a meeting focused on “The Strong Getting Stronger: Generating Revenue with LPR.”

Other sponsors and exhibitors include ARA ARMS, American Repossessor, Austin Insurance, ConnecToGo, Dynamic, iRepo.com, MasterFiles, McNutt Auto Logistics, MicroBilt, Prestige Management & Consulting, RecoveryFirst Insurance, Repo Solutions, RISC, SmartAuction, Thomson Reuters and VTS. 

“NARS is the biggest industry event and continues to get bigger each year,” ARA president Mary Jane Hogan said. “The addition of the golf tournament, networking and speakers was a result of industry feedback and demand.”

“The summit provides the opportunity for a diverse group of industry professionals from various sectors to come together and brainstorm solutions for the most prominent issues while developing new innovations for adaptation of the constantly changing future,” Hogan went on to say.

To view the full agenda, go to www.reposummit.com/2013-agenda.

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