Where The Auto Rental Industry Connects

Speaker Presentations

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2019 -- PowerPoint presentations 

Car Rental, an Investment View
Speakers: Christina Morris & Chris Brown

ACRA General Session: Partners in Prevention
Emcee: Robert Muhs, ACRA; Branden Fuller, FBI; Daniel Lindstrom, FBI; Michael Rozin, Rozin Security; & Bill Schweigart, Department of Homeland Security

Opening Keynote Panel: The Connected Rental Car & the New Data Economy
Moderator: Chris Brown
Panelists: Tomi Gerber, EHI; Brian Deeley, Spireon; Greg Scott, GAVDA; Arun Rajagopalan, MotorQ; & Kristie Lightfoot, GM 

Rental Car Laws Still Matter Evan as the Industry Evolves
Presenters: Wes Hurst, Polsinelli; & Leslie Pujo, Plave/Koch

Your Customers Have Changed - Have You?
Presenter: Kaila Hart, fpg

Defining a Service Driven Market in Latin America
Presenter: Carlos Vuillaume, Rentalcars.com

The Short-Term & Long-Term Economics of the Auto Industry & Rental
Presenter: Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive

Deploying a Fully-On Demand, Mobile Car Rental Fleet
Presenter: Karim Kaddoura, Virtuo

A Blueprint to GDS and OTA Connectivity for Latin American Operators
Presenter: Dionabel Espinola, Associate Product Manager, TSD

Top Qualities of an Elite Rental Sales Agent
Moderator: Ed Bernal
Presenters: Rick Zoppi, Rick Zoppi Consulting; David Justice, Alaska Auto Rental; & Steven Puentes, ACE/Priceless MCO

Subscription Models: Opportunity for Car Rental?
Moderator: John Possumato
Panelists: Alex Aryafar, Rent Centric; Solomon Cramer; Budget Harrisburg; Russ Lemmer, Dealerware; & Alan Powell, Clutch Technologies

Brazilian RACs and Disruption - A Blueprint for Latin American Operators
Presenter: Julian Gritsch, Euroit Technology

Graves Amendment Update: A New Solution for Claims in Primary States
Presenter: David Purinton

Awards & Keynote Panel
Emcee: Chris Brown
Panelists: Paulo Gaba, Europcar Brazil; Leo Cai, EHI Car Services; Alienor Izri, Margin Fuel; & Richard Lowden, Green Motion

Profit-Making Best Idea Roundtable
Presenter: Doug Moore Profit Group

Limiting Rental Fleet Risk in a Changing Market
Presenters: Teresa Quale, Sonoran; Angela Dodd, Mile High; & Pamela Hanks, E & S Specialty Claims

Top Qualities of a LATAM Sales Agent
Moderator: Ed Bernal
Panelists: Steven Puentes, ACE/Priceless MCO; Jose Seas, Green Motion, Costa Rica; Jan van den Ham, Sunset Car Rental Aruba, A Fox Affiliate

An Operator's Blueprint to Supplying P2_ Platforms Successfully
Speakers: Sean Cox, U-Save & Carlos Bazan, Worldwide Leaders Grid

How to Turn Neightborhood Renters Into Insurance Replacement Renters
Emcee: Ed Bernal
Speakers: Brendan Lewis, Affiliated & John Hansen, TSD

How to Buy Out of Stock in Your Home Market
Presenter: David Castro

The Future of Fleet Management in the New Mobility Ecosystem
Moderator: Chris Brown
Panelists: Israel Suanis, Fleetonomy; Kristopher Luey, Vulog; Don Finney, OTAkeys; & Duke Puniani, Ridecell

Airport Negotiations - an Operator's Forum
Presenters: Emily Slaby, Hertz; Brad Meyer, Consultant; and Paige Exkhaus, Hertz

Going Inclusive for LATAM Markets
Moderator: Eddie Crespo
Panelists: Ronaldo Amorim, Rentcars; Rachel Crockett, ACE Rent a Car; Paul Hayes, Expedia; & Carlos Hernandez, Mex Rent a Car

Closing Keynote: Lessons from TNC Disruption & the Transformation Ahead for Car Rental
Presenter: Matthew Daus, former NYC TLC Commissioner


2018 - PowerPoint Presentations

U.S. Car Rental Market - An Investor's View
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Panelist: John Healy, Northcoast Research; Michael Meyer, Rate Highway

Renting to Uber & Lyft Drivers - the Secret Sauce to Profitability
Presenter: John Possumato, DriveItAway

First Timers' Networking Orientation
Emcees: Shane Ashton, Purco; Sharon Faulkner, ACRA

LATAM: Damage Recovery - Best Practices in Latin America
Presenter: Adam Jaynes, PurCo Fleet Services

ACRA General Session - A View from the Hill
Featured Speaker: Stu Rothenberg

Preventing Rental Vehicle Cybersecurity Breaches & Terrorism Acts
Presenters: Andrea Amico, Jack Cooper Logistics; and an FBI Speaker

Owning the Customer - A Roadmap for Independents
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Panelists: James Dalglish, GO Rentals; Chad Knavel, Rugged Rental; Ryan Kerzner, Midway Car Rental

LATAM: Inclusive & Pre-paid Rates - A Market Savior for Latin American Operators?
Moderator: Jordi Rivero, Mex Rent-A-Car
Panelists: Lourdes Reveles, Mex Rent-A-Car; Felipe Ocariz, Volaris; Simon Ward, CarTrawler

Recognizing Pathways to Violent Extremism
Presenters: FBI Panel

Understand the Wholesale Market, Improve Holding Costs
Presenters: Jerame Jackson, Fox Rent-A-Car; Helder Dias, RoamRental

LATAM: Driving Customer Loyalty in a Low-Rate Environment
Presenters: Carlos Vuillaume, rentalcars.com; Luis Miguel Navarrete, AVIS Mexico

From Bitcoin to A.I.: Emerging Tech Impacting Car Rental
Presenters: Sharky Laguana, Bandago Van Rental; Alex Shartsis, Perfect Price; Heather Henson, Kogniz

Protecting Your Workplace from Sexual Harassment
Presenters: Rob Rosenthal, Howard & Howard; Rich Frakes, Desert Cab/On Demand Sedan & Limousine

LATAM: The New Realities of Your Recruiting Environment
Presenter: Israel Alvarez, fpg

Tuesday Breakfast Keynote Address: New Mobility in China
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leo Cai, eHi Car Services

Hey is that Legal? Top 10 Legal Issues Surrounding On-Demand Rentals (Carsharing)
Presenters: Wes Hurst, Polsinelli; Leslie Pujo, Plave Koch

Meeting Your Customers' Mobile Expectations
Presenter: Shawn Concannon, TSD Rental LLC 

Win/Win with Online Brokers
Presenters: Angela Margolit, Bluebird; Tony Davis, CarRental8; Stewart Brown, Advantage/EZ Rent A Car

A Counterless Experience - Innovating without Reinventing the Wheel
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Panelists: Alex Thibault, Vulog; Alan Woodland, Invers, Chay Lowden, Green Motion

Understanding the New Fleet Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Panelists: Eric Rothman, Fast Track Mobility, LLC; Joe Furnari, Hyrecar; Andro Vrdoljak, Turo

Getting the Job Done: The Mess Behind Success
Presenter: Ken Stellon, fpg

Game Plan 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for Success in Disruptive Times
Moderator: Chris Brown, Auto Rental News
Panelists: Gaurav Kohli, Fox Rent-A-Car/JustShareIt; Arun Kumar, Alix Partners; Richard Lowden, Green Motion; Andrew Rodriguez, fpg