Fresh off of what was said to be close to the best attendance ever for its annual Summer Roundtable, the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance will once again be an industry partner for another major event in the pre-owned vehicle space: Used Car Week.
The National Auto Auction Association, National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and National Automotive Finance Association are also industry partners of Used Car Week, which is being held Nov. 12-16 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“One of the strengths of Used Car Week is the foundation of key industry partnerships, from the NAAA, NIADA, National Auto Finance Association and of course, IARA,” said Used Car Week chairman and Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits.
“We value the opportunity to bring the industry together each fall and truly appreciate our relationship with IARA, Tony Long and the leadership,” he said.
In its release posted to the website of Vehicle Remarketing, IARA said that the 2017 Summer Roundtable had record attendance and this year’s event came close to those figures.
IARA went on to note noted that highlights included an opening keynote from former NFL quarterback Bob Griese, a presentation from Felipe Smoka of LeasePlan USA, the IARA Circle of Excellence award (which was presented to former Manheim vice president Chuck Novince) and a golf tournament to honor the late Ken Osborn.