IARA SUMMER ROUNDTABLE
August 21-23rd, 2018
JW Marriott Marco Island, FL
Join industry colleagues at IARA’s 17th Annual Summer Roundtable in beautiful Marco Island, Florida. We are excited to bring this year’s Summer Roundtable to one of the “top islands” in the country – and what better a resort than the JW Marriott!
Enjoy the resort’s recent $320 million renovation, providing attendees with everything needed from great accommodations to ample event space. Marco Island has nearly 100 restaurants on the island including 10 restaurants at this resort which cater to every taste.
While we will certainly enjoy the gorgeous backdrop for this year's meeting, we will pack plenty of informational content and hard work throughout the days including top notch educational sessions featuring:
Go from 'just winning' to perfection! Hear from the quarterback of the only Super Bowl team to complete a perfect undefeated season, as Hall of Famer Bob Griese shares his game plan for success.
Tuesday, August 21,2018
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Auction General Manager Town Hall
Dealer Buyer Panel
Trends in Automotive Technology and Reconditioning
Latest news from industry leading guidebook companies
Vehicle History information, Arbitration and Remarketing
Evenings will provide additional networking opportunities where you will continue to share and learn with associates. Don’t let the location fool you – the agenda is packed full of Remarketing content, but we hope to have you leaving refreshed and rejuvenated – and you can take with you contacts, tools, and valuable industry information – and maybe a little sun!
Be sure to stay on Thursday for a day of networking for conference attendees. We will host a Kenny Osborn Memorial Golf Tournament and for non-golfers, a wonderful morning out on the Calusa Spirit (see details below). Be sure to schedule yourself to stay and enjoy the fun and networking time.
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENTDeadline to register to golf is August 7th
The IARA will host a golf tournament honoring Kenny Osborn.
Golfers will play an 18 hole scramble at the Hammock Bay Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:00am. Transportation from the hotel will begin at 7:00am, with breakfast being served at the course prior to the tournament start. Immediately following the tournament, lunch will be served in the Clubhouse and awards will be presented. All net proceeds will be donated to a charity chosen by Kenny Osborn's family. Register as a foursome or note the golfers in your group on your online registration form. Golf $125; Club Rental $55 Varioussponsor opportunitiesexist for organizations wanting to support the Golf Outing.
CALUSA SPIRIT SIGHTSEEING CRUISE
Participate in this unforgettable 2.5 hour Dolphin Watch & Shelling Tour. The Calusa Spirit departs directly off the hotel beach and will transport you to one of the uninhabited beaches of the 10,000 Islands. On your trip there enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and watch playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Once on the Island you will have just under an hour where you can shell, explore, swim or just relax! There is an onboard restroom and beverages & snacks for purchase. Adults $70; Children up to 12 yrs $50
* Includes: Enhanced high-speed Internet access; meeting space Wi-Fi; (2) Resort signature cocktails per stay at the Resort Lobby Lounge, Korals Bar; (2) Resort signature cocktails per stay at the Resort Beachfront Bar, Kane Tiki Bar & Grill; (2) Daily spa fitness classes (must be 16 years or older); Local & long distance calls; Rookery or Hammock Bay Golf Practice Facility privileges to include range balls, clubs, bottled water (proper golf attire required); One-hour access to Hammock Bay Country Club tennis courts per day . Another benefit to this unique location is the breezy beachfront temperature that averages a high of 88 in August and a low of 73. Compare that to the average high of 96 in Dallas and Chicago’s average low of 63, and I think you’ll be ready to join us in Marco Island - located just over 40 miles from the Ft. Myers Airport (RSW) with basically 2 turns from airport to Resort.
We are very happy to announce that the IARA has negotiated deep room discounts, so we encourage you to come in the weekend prior or stay the weekend after the roundtable. Please mark your calendars for August 21st through 23rd and join us at this fantastic location! Secure your reservations by our room cut-off date, Friday, July 20th, 2018.
If you do not wish to have a car on-property, Uber and Lyft are available from Ft. Myers airport to Marco Island. If you’d prefer a reserved car service, Click here for transportation via NT&T (Naples Transportation & Tours). You may also utilize either Hertz or Enterprise RAC as they have locations on the island, if you want to return the vehicle once at the hotel. Should you desire to keep a vehicle during your stay, RSW airport has many RAC companies available. Parking is available at a nightly rate of $15/Self Parking and $25/ Valet.
Would you like to reap the rewards of business AND pleasure? Bring your family and enjoy all that Marco Island has to offer. The JW Marriott has a multitude of activities to keep spouses occupied while you’re busy during the day. They even offer the Tiki Tribe for kids to keep little ones busy and happy. Extend your visit by a few days and enjoy family time as there are plenty of tours, activities, fun and sun – right on the island – either on-site or within walking distance.
Would you like to promote your brand to IARA consignors and have the opportunity to meet many of them? Participate in our Exposition and/or Advertise in our Program Guide. Click here for more details.
For Hotel Reservations: click here or call 1(800) 228-9290 and indicate you are with the IARA Summer Roundtable. Group rates are good 3 days before or 3 days after meeting dates.
Location: JW Marriott , 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
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