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2015-02-23 NABD Announces Details of Its 17th Annual National BHPH Conference in Las Vegas May 19-21, 2015

            HOUSTON, TEXAS - The National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) today announced that it will host its 17th Annual BHPH Conference at the Wynn in Las Vegas May 19-21, 2015. The program is designed for both new and experienced operators who want to be more successful in the competitive subprime auto finance market of today. The conference theme is “The Very Best of Buy Here Pay Here”, and the conference features many of the nation’s most successful operators and industry experts.

            Kenneth Shilson, CPA, NABD founder and Conference Chairman explained that “this year we have added several new sessions to our agenda, including: a first-time attendee reception, a Hall of Fame Members Best Practices Panel, reporting to credit bureaus when you are a small operator, connection commerce tips to regain market share, new performance benchmarks and trend data, the latest compliance and regulatory updates, and much more.” Fourteen concurrent workshop sessions will include topics such as new technology to increase profits and cash flow, payment device best practices, capital, compliance systems, add-ons, internet, social media and website tips, IRS updates, maximizing recoveries, twenty groups, inventory acquisition and reconditioning strategies, a current issues update and much more. All workshops will be interactive so attendees can ask questions and get answers to subjects of interest.

            The conference begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19, with a First-Time Attendee Reception. The Workshops follow, and continue on Wednesday morning, May 20. The General Education Sessions begin in the afternoon on May 20 and continue until 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 21 when the Conference concludes. Featured speakers and panelists include leading industry attorneys, CPA’s, NABD Hall of Fame members, capital providers, technology experts, auctions, web site and social media experts and many others. “We will have more than 60 speakers and panelists this year. Visit periodically for agenda updates.”

            The Conference will also feature a large Exhibit Hall, with more than 100 different sponsors. “We expect this to be the largest exhibit hall in the history of the BHPH industry,” Shilson declared. “No other BHPH conference will have as many products and services that can help operators compete more successfully. Two receptions, a luncheon, and two coffees will be held inside the exhibit hall to facilitate networking between attendees and experts. We have arranged a $500 cash give away and other great prizes to be awarded on Wednesday night at the Reception.”

            The Wynn Las Vegas, winner of the prestigious Forbes Five Star Award of Excellence, again offers an exceptional venue for the Conference, and NABD has arranged discounted room rates of only $189 per night with no resort fees, for reservations placed before April 17, 2015. Hotel reservations must be booked using group code “8BHPH0515” while supplies last. These rooms normally retail for up to $699.00 per night plus a resort fee, so attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible online at, or by calling the Wynn directly at (888) 320-9966. This group rate is available for three days before and after the Conference, subject to availability, for those who wish to extend their stay.

            Operators are encouraged to bring multiple attendees. First-time attendees should plan to arrive before 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19 to attend an exclusive gala reception where they will receive tips on how to maximize their Conference experience and gain additional networking time.

            “In the highly competitive subprime auto finance environment of today, operators can’t afford to miss this Conference,” Shilson explained. The more you learn at the Conference, the more you will earn in 2015 and beyond!”

            For more information or to register, visit, or call NABD at (832) 767-4759. Early registration discounts expire April 17 and greater discounts are available for multiple attendees. Wynn rooms are subject to limited availability.

            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.