ORLANDO, Fla. — Organizers of the annual Industry Summit announced the lineup for the first-ever Technology Challenge, a new feature at the upcoming 2018 event. Industry Summit will be held Oct. 8–10 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Fla., with Technology Challenge set to begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Set to compete in the inaugural Technology Challenge are:

  • 700Credit
  • AutoFi
  • Axiom
  • Darwin Automotive
  • DealerSocket
  • Dealertrack
  • Reahard & Associates
  • SAVY Driven by EasyCare
  • TecAssured
  • Your Dealer Experience

The companies, which represent a cross-section of dealership digital sales and F&I providers, will be randomly assigned one of 10 rapid-fire time slots. Each will have 10 minutes to make their case for the most compelling and practical technology available to dealers today. Attendees who watch all 10 presentations are invited to submit an electronic vote for their favorite, with the winner to be announced at the Industry Summit Honors on Wednesday afternoon.

Voters will be automatically entered into a drawing for a bespoke suit or sportcoat from ChalkMark Custom Clothing. Two lucky winners will meet with tailor Greg Smith onsite to be measured and select from a wide range of premium materials and styles.

“Whether they are designed to close deals, deliver the car, improve sales or service retention, or streamline a laborious dealership process, dealers are increasingly demanding solutions designed for tomorrow’s customer, today,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. “Technology Challenge is the perfect showcase.”

More information about Industry Summit 2018, including the full agenda, is available at the event’s website. Click here to register by Sept. 20 and enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo at (727) 947-4027 or via email.