Lance LaCoe, president of Century Automotive, will deliver a presentation entitled, Thoughts on International Expansion on day two of this year’s P&A Leadership Summit.

LaCoe brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and insurance industry, including dealership operations consulting and global relationship and cross-cultural development to this year’s P&A Leadership Summit.

Before joining Century, LaCoe spent seven years at Protective Life, eventually in the role of vice president of international sales and dealer initiatives. There, LaCoe developed strategies to establish and grow international markets, and managed a team of international staff. As a legal representative for Pu Tai Qi, An Automotive Technology and Consulting Service, LaCoe lived in China and worked with the company to secure resources, partnerships, and insurance, while also hiring, training and managing the staff in Beijing.

In his presentation, LaCoe will share his experiences of working in China for three years and will discuss the numerous considerations of international expansion. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

David Trinder, president F&I Administration Solutions, LLC, says, “With LaCoe’s leadership and international experience, he is the ideal candidate to speak on the topic of international expansion for VSC product providers. This is an excellent addition to the show and I am personally looking forward to his presentation.”

The P&A Leadership Summit is a show that is jointly managed by P&A and F&I and Showroom magazines. It is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more info, visit or contact Eric Gesualdo via email or at (727)-940-5823.