Cox Automotive announces remaining 2016 educational events to strengthen dealership operations


IDS and Elevate programs provide actionable steps to improve wholesale and retail performance

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Automotive has announced the three remaining events in its 2016 Interactive Dealer Summit (IDS) and Elevate program series. Each event is open to the general dealer public and will feature breakout sessions, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. The events are designed to help dealers achieve profitability and grow their wholesale and retail operations, despite shrinking margins and rising consumer expectations for the buying experience.

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Dealers are invited to register for any of the three remaining events in the 2016 IDS and Elevate program series: the Philadelphia Interactive Dealer Summit in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 16; the City of Industry Elevate Dealer Summit in City of Industry, California, on Dec. 6; and the Universal City Elevate Dealer Summit in Universal City, California, on Dec. 8. Dealers can also register to view the Nov. 16 summit live via simulcast.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Improving staff training to elevate dealership performance
  • Increasing the efficiency of wholesale and retail operations
  • Reducing days to sell and increasing inventory turns
  • Increasing consumer demand by improving the buying experience, both online and offline

"We absorbed a lot of information and the topics were spot on," said Tim Watson, IT and Digital Marketing, at Portland Volvo & Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. "I was able to come back to the dealership and put the best practices I'd learned into place right away, and we're already starting to see results. If dealers have the opportunity to attend an event this year, I can't recommend it highly enough."

To learn more about the Interactive Dealer Summit and Elevate programs, as well as the other educational events hosted by Cox Automotive, visit

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

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