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Testimonials

READ WHAT 2016 ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS SAID:

“The quality of the educational programs exceeded my expectation. A lot of information was condensed into two days and the activities were fast-paced. Kudos to all involved that made the show a success!
-Sam Skierski, President, Advanta Rental, Live Oak, FL

Auto Rental Summit is a very worthwhile event. Good talks, good networking and interesting sponsors. As an owner, this event had very good value."
-Jory Kesten, President, Bristol Car & Truck Rentals, Toronto, Canada

“No matter how busy your business life is, no matter how long you have been in the auto rental business, no matter how much you think you know, you always learn something new and useful at Auto Rental Summit. If you seriously want to grow or improve your company, you need to attend.”  
-Sharon Faulkner, Executive Director, ACRA, Long Lake, NY

“Auto Rental Summit is a great event that give us a bi-annual refresher in the sport of business. It is very informative, educational and a great opportunity for networking."
-Anonymous                                                                                                                    

The speakers at this year’s summit were excellent. The information presented was very relevant and could be put to immediate use.”                                                                             
-Joe Spall, President, Spallco, Newark, DE

“As a newbie to the rental business, this was a great learning and networking experience.”
-Barbara Caldwell, Rental Manager, Kraft Nissan Car Rental, Tallahassee, FL

“Amazing information! At Auto Rental Summit we benefit from many years of combined experience and learn very quickly what land mines are ahead.”                                                                                                     
-Diana Rodriguez, Operations Manager, VIA Luxury Rentals, Miami, FL

"I really enjoyed the smaller summit group and venue. The educational sessions were interesting and very relevant. The schedule was also very good with educational sessions flowing from one room immediately in to another. I think the schedule allowed me and others to stay focused on the topics without prolonged delays between the sessions. A lot of information was covered in a very short time frame."
-Michael Kulp, Preisdent, Kulp Car Rentals/Sixt, Philadelphia, PA

"This is my first time attending and the information I learned will assist me in day-to-day operations. The education was very informative and covered many important issues and ideas to improve the dealership's rental program.  I can't wait for next year!”
-Michelle Vaught, Toyota Rental Manager, Toyota, Terre Haute, IN

“I thought the summit was well organized and informational. I appreciate the opportunity to meet new vendors and industry professionals passionate about car rental.”    
-Christy Morris, Managing Director, Rate Pros, Phoenix, AZ


READ WHAT 2015 ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS SAID:

“The summit was so much fun and I got to speak with a lot of our existing clients, and I met potential future clients! You guys are such a hard working team, and deserve every bit of appreciation from sponsors and attendees. You all did a great job!!”
-Blair Symanek, General Manager, Rite Way Auto Transport

“Auto Rental Summit was a refreshing change geared towards Independents and Franchise operators.  The sponsor area was set up with suppliers that were engaging and was the perfect size.  It was good to see people from the business I had not seen in sometime, along with suppliers we use but I had never met before."
-Joe Spall, President, Spallco Rentals, Wilmington, DE

“Auto Rental summit was an excellent opportunity to meet with individuals and trade vendors we have done business with for many years. It also provides an opportunity to network with operators who have keen insights into our industry and provide valuable information to bring back and implement into our rental operation."
-Michael Black, President, Jay Harland corp; Sixt rent a car franchisee, Massachusetts and Connecticut     

“The industry is ever-changing and I always leave the show with recharged batteries and fresh, new ideas. It is a 'must-do' on my list! This year I brought a few people with me from my staff and I saw the same energy and motivation in them as I feel myself. Totally worth it! Also, great networking! I get to catch up with 'old' partners and love meeting the people face-to-face that I do business with over the phone!"
-Shantelle Ford, General Manager, Tom Wood Rental, Indianapolis, IN                                                    

“Over the past four years the summit has grown to be a great addition and inspiring event for rental operators. With our industry in constant flux, it is good to network with others, both operators and vendors, to get the current pulse of the industry. I have always come away with new ideas that continue to make my company profit from the experience. Thank you again.”                                                     
-J Rusin, CEO, The G Wizz Auto Group, Watertown, NY

"This was my third or fourth summit (lost track since the Marriott in Hollywood). Without question, each year the quality of the educational sessions has become more focused and relevant to this rapidly changing industry. This alone, easily justifies the cost of registration. Because of the educational content, the overall attendance continues to increase year over year, as well. In addition to the educational sessions that allow us to bring back valuable best practices to pass along to our rental team, I truly enjoy the networking opportunities the summit provides every car rental owner, their staff and suppliers.”
-Larry Soleta, Director, Walser Automotive Group, Edina, MN



READ WHAT 2014 ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS SAID:

“Every single speaker brought something of true value to the Summit. There was no filler at this conference.  The educational resources provided were great, especially in an open-forum platform.”
- Peter Brown, Corporate Manager, Verc Car Rental, Quincy, MA

“As an entrepreneur, I'm always looking for new opportunities to better or expand my business. The Auto Rental Summit is a great setting to get valuable information about the rental industry.  Many of my questions were answered by industry leaders, and I was also able to network with many independent dealers.”
- Adolfo Mendoza, Independent Operator, ACM Management, Miami, FL

“Every time I attend these events I meet new vendors, and other car rental operators, to exchange ideas and experiences with that help improve my business.”
- Bruno Vargas, President, Speed Auto Rental, Miami, FL

“I was concerned that there would not be a lot of content for the Canadian market. I was surprised; there was a lot of cross-over material and content.”
- Dave McMahon, General Manager-Operations, Bristol Car and Truck Rentals, Toronto, Ontario



WHAT 2013 ATTENDEES AND SPONSORS SAID:

“To say the Auto Rental Summit was a success for us would be the understatement of the year. Thank you and your very capable, and friendly, staff for an excellent time.”
-Stan Levy, ExpressITech

“Thank you for all you do!”    
-Jason Tirrell, VMS

“The Auto Rental Summit provides a unique experience to meet and talk with the independent rental car operator in an environment that’s conducive to the discussion.  Keeping travel and expense low help make it an easy decision, and sessions of timely and topical interest help ‘seal the deal’.” 
-Gerry Lynch, LexisNexis

“This was our first time being part of the summit.  I had a lot of fun.  I really enjoyed the rock and roll theme.”
-Michel Martinez, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, INC.  

“I loved the casual and fun atmosphere of the Auto Rental Summit.  GREAT value!  Well done!”
-Angela Margolit, Bluebird Auto Rental Systems

“It was an intimate conference and I got the chance to speak with every single operator and make a lot of contacts. It was like being among friends.”      
-Alex Aryafar, Rent Centric, Inc.

“I want to thank you again for all of your help with making the Auto Rental Summit a huge success for ZipKord!  Your team was amazing – as a first time sponsor, I couldn’t be happier with how accommodating you were.  The visibility we received was incredible – we will definitely be back and are already planning our trip to the Car Rental Show!”      
-Hal Perdew, ZipKord Solutions

“It was very informative.  I was able to network, as well as meet the sponsors.”        
-Ruth Armstrong, Verc car rental

“I was amazed, and very impressed with the flow of professionalism at the Conference.  Everything was very well organized, and exceeded my expectations!  I met a lot of new and interesting individuals, with whom I plan to remain in contact. The Hotel you guys recommended was amazing.  I arrived late, and got a Free Upgrade with an Awesome View.  Overall, you guys get 5 out of 5 Stars! I am looking forward to next year’s Conference!!”                        
-Jacqueline Fitzpatrick, Leisure Car Rental St. Maarten

“It was great, very useful to uncover new ideas and vision about the rental car business.”          
-Pablo Toro, Dollar

“I believe continuous training, education, and knowledge is KEY. Not only to keep up with the ever-changing world today to be competitive in our market (I always learn innovative ideas during networking at the shows) but also to keep that motivational fire fueled with passion! I find attending events such as the Auto Rental Summit and the Car Rental Show an absolute ‘MUST DO’ on my list!”         
-Shantelle Ford, Tom Wood Rental

“It was a good experience, and a good learning tool for our operation.”      
-William Saganna, UIC Business Enterprises

“The 2013 Auto Rental Summit created a space to meet Car Rental operators from Central and Latin American and an opportunity to interchange information. The customer perspective was very well treated in presentations. The Bobit Business Media staff were charming and always present in every detail of the Summit.”
-Alberto Vélez, CADEA

“Kudos to Auto Rental News for putting on the 2nd annual summit.  I went to the first Auto Rental Summit and this year’s was very enticing and interactive.  Great job on the layout and turnout, and overall outcome. You really got people excited and obviously people will want to come back next year.  Kudos again, and I can’t wait for the third annual Auto Rental Summit.” 
-Richard O’Shiro, Rate Highway

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Past Attendees Said...

"I loved the casual and fun atmosphere of the Auto Rental Summit. GREAT value! Well done!"
- Angela Margolit, Bluebird Auto Rental Systems

"I find attending events such as the Auto Rental Summit and the Car Rental Show an absolute 'MUST DO' on my list!"
- Shantelle Ford, Tom Wood Rental

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