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2013-03-12 Do You Want to Succeed in Buy Here, Pay Here? Don’t Miss NABD 2013!

Houston, Texas – The National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) today announced that it will host its 15th annual National Conference at the Wynn in Las Vegas on May 21-23, 2013. NABD is the only automotive conference exclusively for BHPH.

Ken Shilson, CPA and founder of this 15-year-old special interest group, explained, “BHPH opportunities have never been better than in the low-yielding environment of today for operators who understand the business and avoid pitfalls and costly mistakes!” Therefore, our conference theme is “Operating Successfully in the Current BHPH Environment”. “The program has been designed to provide operators with access to capital, the latest technology, and all the compliance moves they should make now. Last year approximately 1,800 attendees participated in our National Conference and Dealer Academy making them the largest used car events in the automotive industry. Our move to the Wynn, the new agenda this year and early registration discounts has increased advance registrations,” Shilson explained.

Joe Gibbs, Hall of Fame NFL coach and NASCAR racing organization champion headlines an exceptional lineup of industry experts and operators who will offer best practice solutions to the industry challenges of today, including all the most important topics successful operators need to know.

The program features twelve concurrent workshops covering: an accounting/tax update, capital, compliance/regulatory issues and solutions, finding  the best customers, DMS systems, the internet, inventory acquisition and reconditioning, maximizing recoveries, payment devices, social media, and interpreting customer credit reports. In addition, the single-track general education sessions will feature a Joe Gibbs’ motivational/leadership presentation. Other general session presentations include integrating special finance, a dealer best practices panel, current developments, benchmarks and trend information, and how to implement a compliance management system. The general sessions conclude with an open forum for all attendees to discuss important operating best practices, strategies, and compliance topics. An agenda is available online at

“Our exhibit hall this year will feature over 125 sponsor/exhibitors, making it the largest exhibit hall in BHPH history!” Shilson said. It includes all the products and services operators need to be efficient and remain competitive.

NABD has secured $179 per night room rates at the Wynn -- with no resort fees -- while supplies last. These discounted rates are exceptional considering this is one of the busiest and most popular weeks of the year in Las Vegas, and the Wynn has more Forbes five-star awards than any other resort/casino in the world! The discounted room block is filling very fast so attendees are encouraged to make their reservations immediately.

 “Our early-bird discount program this year makes the event very affordable for all attendees who register prior to April 28. Those attendees who register prior to the April 28 deadline will receive huge savings,” Shilson explained.

NABD also announced that it will hold its third annual BHPH Dealer Training Academy at the Wynn on May 19-21, prior to the National Conference. The Academy is designed to provide comprehensive BHPH training for those new to the industry, key employees seeking to expand their knowledge, and operators who are really serious about improving performance. Space at the Academy is limited so interested attendees are encouraged to register soon in order to obtain early registration discounts.

The new venue, unprecedented BHPH opportunities, early registration discounts, discounted room rates, new developments, two programs designed to help you succeed, make both NABD events “must-attends”!

NABD is the only used car special interest group exclusively for the self-finance industry. Membership is open to anyone in the BHPH industry and to service providers. Members pay no dues.