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2014-10-08 NABD Announces Details of BHPH Best Practices Conference in Dallas January 18-20, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – The National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) has released details of its upcoming Buy Here, Pay Here (“BHPH”) “Best Practices Conference” at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, Texas on January 18-20, 2015. The Conference theme will be, “Working Smarter and Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls”.

            For the last four years, NABD has hosted several popular BHPH Dealer Academies prior to their annual National BHPH Conference each May in Las Vegas. Three of those focused on “best operating practices” and the fourth on regulatory compliance. January’s dual-track Conference program will include the most popular sessions from these past academies, and some new ones. The compliance track will feature several of the nation’s leading attorneys and experts including Shaun Petersen, Tom Hudson, and several others who will help attendees learn how to comply with all of the latest legal and regulatory developments. “It is a ‘must-attend’ for owners, general managers, collectors, compliance officers, and key employees,” said Ken Shilson, NABD founder and President. “These interactive sessions are designed for both experienced operators and those just entering the industry – both independent and franchise operators,” Shilson added. “All attendees will receive a certificate of participation evidencing the training.

            The program begins on Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 PM and concludes by 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 and is designed to minimize the time key employees are away from their operations. “What they will learn at this Conference will enable them to succeed in today’s highly competitive BHPH marketplace. ‘Learn more, earn more’, ” Shilson explained. In the best practices track some of the nation’s best operators will share their tips and techniques which will help attendees overcome the competitive market challenges from the special finance industry, credit unions and others. The compliance track will help attendees avoid the legal and regulatory mistakes which are being carefully monitored by the CFPB, state Attorneys General, and the FTC. All of these sessions will be interactive so attendees can get answers to their questions. Multiple attendees are encouraged to participate in both of the educational tracks.

            The Exhibit Hall will feature over seventy leading service and product providers, who will help operators be more successful, including: new capital providers, new technologies, add-on products, auctions, CPA’s, collection and underwriting products, and much more. Two receptions will be held in the exhibit hall to facilitate networking between attendees, sponsors, and experts. The program also includes a luncheon on Monday and a breakfast with exhibitors on Tuesday morning. Exhibit space is limited, so interested sponsors are encouraged to contact Keith at (832) 767-4759 at their earliest opportunity while space is available.

            The Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center is an exceptional venue located very near DFW Airport. Ground transportation is provided between the airport and the hotel, for the attendees’ convenience and savings. Attendees from the Dallas area will enjoy free surface parking at the hotel. NABD has arranged discounted room rates of only $169 per night with no resort fees, while supplies last. In addition, significant attendee discounts are available for registrations received on or before December 19, 2014. A preliminary agenda and more information is available online, call (832) 767-4759 or visit

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. NABD will hold its 17th Annual National Conference at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas May 19-21, 2015.