Why Speak At DSES?

The DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES) is the leading industry venue for progressive dealers, the event where the industry learns from experts within the industry and beyond to drive automotive retail forward.


You have an opportunity to join prominent business and marketing luminaries in influencing the direction of automotive retail.

If you are selected you will have access to an audience unlike any other in automotive retail.


30% more dealer executives attend DSES than any other industry event (except the NADA Conference) and it attracts the most progressive dealers and groups that the rest of the dealer body looks to for direction. Unlike other conferences, you will not be competing with 100 or more other breakouts. Our larger and more senior audience will have the choice of less than 40 breakouts across 6 time slots.

Who Should Apply?

Dealership professionals, vendors, and industry experts are all welcome to apply. Anyone who feels they have expertise to impart, research to reveal, or actionable insight to share is encouraged to apply, as long as their content will benefit a progressive dealer audience.

What Content Are We Looking For?


Breakout sessions will be organized into topic categories aligned with dealership roles and interests. Any organization can submit up to 2 applications, in different categories, for consideration.

Customer Experience & Marketing


Examples: customer experience strategy, defining your dealership brand, optimizing overall marketing mix, online/offline marketing integration, integration, mobile, online merchandising, social media, semantic search, other advanced digital marketing strategies & tactics

Management & Operations


Examples: Dealership culture, recruiting, professional development, management strategy & systems, store-wide analytics, business strategy, financial strategy

Sales Strategy & Process


Examples: Sales culture, structure, compensation, development and recruiting, CRM, phone & lead handling

Customer Loyalty & Fixed Operations


Examples: Optimizing backend gross, consumer financing, service management strategies, service and owner marketing, appointment management, service lane experience


An anonymous panel of dealer executives and managers will evaluate your application, and select the speakers based on an aligned topic of interest.

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Questions?

Do you have additional questions? Send them our way and we’ll do our best to answer them. Email Brinley at brinley.nielsen@drivingsales.com. Thanks and good luck!

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