Save the Date — December 1st and 2nd, 2021. 

Event starts Wednesday December 1st  at 1:00 pm — registration starts at 11:00 am with a light lunch provided.

Bringing together Visionary Investors with Progressive Dealers, Innovative Entrepreneurs and Cutting-Edge Automakers

Created by The Banks Report,   in its fourth year, AUTOVATE 2021 is a first-class experience with high-level content in a relaxed atmosphere built for executives and investors in automotive retail.

Topics will include:

  • Evaluating investment opportunities for dealers.
  • Follow the money – what do the investors think?
  • Hear from new entrants to the market.
  • Where the true “disruption” is happening.
  • How connected vehicles will impact the retail business.
  • Preparing your dealership facilities for an EV world.
  • The latest in online transaction models.
  • The changing DMS landscape and what that means for vendors, dealers, and OEMs.
  • Huge transactions in the Dealer Buy-Sell world — what’s the impact on dealers and vendors?
  • Over-the-Air Service Updates are coming. Learn how to turn those into increased service revenue.
  • How to interpret the vendor M&A landscape and determine what it means for your dealership.
  • The inventory shortage — how has it impacted dealership advertising?
  • When to raise capital, when to sell — hear from the folks who have done it.

You’ll not want to miss our annual AUTOVATE dinner on Wednesday evening or the two cocktail receptions Wednesday and Thursday.

$1,199 — Register Today


Kimpton Van Zandt in Austin, TX.

Register for your hotel room here. Use the code: ZRU

Check out several videos from previous AUTOVATES. (Click on the drop down menu to see a list of videos).