P2P To Direct Rentals: Making the Leap (concurrent)

April 18
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Carlos Bazan
LA Auto Spot

William Huffhine
CarShare Nation

Marlon Walls

Shawn Concannon
TSD Rental

Trent Gifford

This seminar will lay the foundation blocks for peer-to-peer hosts looking to transition to direct rentals and start their own car rental company. First, attendees will understand how a traditional car rental company functions operationally and as a business entity. Then, panelists will discuss the challenges Turo operators must work through on this path, including issues around funding sources, insurance and risk, customer acquisition, rate management, legal, licensing, and regulatory requirements, and fleet. Panelists will also discuss strategies on how to synchronize fleet between p2p platforms and a direct rental operation.

Moderator: Carlos Bazan