Friday, October 22, 2010

State of the Industry Panel 2010 Las Vegas Nevada Guest Speaker the Scooter Maven

State-of-the-Industry 2010 Panel

Presented by Media Partners Motorcycle Product News, SEMA, Gart Sutton & Associates:
GSA is proud to carry on the tradition of the Powersports Dealer Update and is excited to be working with SEMA to bring this to you in 2010. As tradition has it, we will be conducting training workshops designed for dealers and managers, and will be covering the all departments within the dealership.

New to the annual Dealer Update is an Industry Panel the morning of Day 2, and two industry keynote speaker lunches. As always, the Dealer Update Workshops are open to powersports dealers only.

Register by October 17th, to receive all of the above at a reduced price.

If you have questions, feel free to contact GSA’s General Manager, Mike Brunken, at
Powersports dealers should not miss the high-level training from industry experts Gart Sutton & Associates (GSA). GSA will host 14 dedicated powersports workshops on 11 topics during the 2010 SEMA Show on Monday November 1 and Tuesday November 2 at the Renaissance Hotel. The workshops will cover topics including parts and accessories, finance and insurance, sales, service, dealer websites and dealership management.

The workshops will feature keynote luncheon speeches:
• Monday, November 1: Craig Cervenka, OE Relations Manager for PowerSports Network (PSN)
• Tuesday, November 2: Hal Ethington (LightSpeed/ADP), respected industry writer and founder of LightSpeed

Tuesday morning’s State-of-the-Industry panel will feature:
• Craig Cervenka: One of the original employees and currently OEM Relations Manager of Powersport Network (PSN) – with over 3,800 dealer-clients, they are a major developer and suppliers of websites and web services to powersports dealers
• Jim Rasmus: Founder and President of Retail Design Associates (RDA) – the most recognized supplier of powersports facility and merchandising design and training)
• Philip McCaleb: Founder and President of Genuine Scooters – “the American Scooter Company”
• Dean Kelly: Associate Publisher of Motorcycle Product News (MPN)
• Richard Kimes: Director of Marketing for Helmet House, Inc. – a major supplier of aftermarket powersports apparel and accessories
• Troy Billen: National Powersports Manager for the powersports division of McGraw Insurance
• Curtis Conner: CEO of ZiiOS Dealer Management Software Company - he has over 20 years of software development experience and was also a dealer principal for a multi-line dealership – their innovative new software is creating quite a stir in the industry
• Joel Martin: “The Scooter Maven” Industry spokesperson and President of Martin Racing Performance. Distributor of OEM and Racing ATV, UTV, Buggy, Go-Kart, Motorcycle, and Scooter parts.
• Gart Sutton: Industry writer and consultant; founder and President of Gart Sutton & Associates, Inc. – this training, consulting and 20-group services company is recognized as the industry’s #1 authority on dealer profitability.

Powersports Dealer Update Workshops
Presented by Gart Sutton & Associates
Monday, Nov. 1 – Tuesday, Nov. 2
Renaissance Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration*: $149
*Includes lunch. Does NOT include required SEMA Show registration of $75.
Visit for more information and to register

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