Changing the face of the Automotive Conference in 2016

The Rockstar Auto Conference is the first of it’s kind to have a live audience as well as live streaming tickets available for those who can’t attend in person. With ticket prices starting at just $59 for the live stream video pass, it’s the best deal on an automotive industry conference for 2016. In addition to powerful automotive leadership and sales people speaking at the conference, we have Grant Cardone, the best Sales Trainer in the World PLUS a special episode of #AskGaryVee Exclusively for the Rockstar Automotive Conference thanks to Gary Vaynerchuk. If you’re looking for the best 2016 Automotive Conference experience, get more information about the Rockstar Auto Conference today.


What information You’ll get:

  • Rock solid training from sales and leadership rock stars.
  • Access to the first event of its kind.
  • Continuous streaming access to the speaker sessions after the event.
  • Training materials
  • Access to a Special Rockstar Auto Conference Only session from Gary Vaynerchuk.
  • An opportunity to change your life.

See an EXCLUSIVE #AskGaryVee Show at the Rockstar Automotive Conference


8:00-8:40 Registration & Breakfast

Welcome and Agenda Overview

Emcee: Mat Koenig 8:40 – 8:55

How I Sold 30 Cars a Month

Keynote Speaker: Mike Davenport | Louisville Chevy Dude 9:00 – 9:35

How to Double Your Social Network Reach

Speaker: Chris Speer | National Sales Director at Buscador de Auto 9:40 – 10:15

10:15-10:25 Break

Learning to Lead

Speaker: Mat Koenig | CEO of Buscador de Auto 10:25 – 11:05

11:05 - 11:50 LUNCH

12:30-12:45 Break

Buzzwords & B.S. How to Attract and Retain Customers

Speaker: Bryan Armstrong | eCommerce Director at VW Southtowne 12:50 – 1:25

For Those Who Want To Close - We Salute You - Turning Leads into Sales

Speaker: Bobbie Herron | Director of Dealer Marketing at ZMOT 1:30 – 2:05

Managing the Metrics that Make You Money

Speaker: Jennifer Briggs | Director of Dealer Strategy at ZMOT 2:10 – 2:45

7.5 ways your dealership can pack the seats and rock the house!

Speaker: Eric Miltsch | President of Dealer Teamwork and Owner of Auto Outlets USA 2:50 – 3:25

3:25-3:35 Break



Mike Davenport – Keynote Speaker

MIke is known as the Louisville Chevy Dude and is one of the top Corvette Sales Professionals in the United States. His powerful social media presence and outstanding customer service skills have helped him consistently sell over 30 vehicles per month and make the type of living most people only dream of.

In this session Mike will teach you:

5 years ago, Mike was the new guy in town starting from zero at a new dealership. It took him a relatively short amount of time to build up his business and become the 30+ a month car guy he is today — and now he is one of the top Chevy salespeople in the world and is internationally known for his proven sales and prospecting techniques.
He’s at the top of his game…and he’s ready to share his recipe for success with you!
In this fast paced 40 minute presentation, Rockstar Salesman Mike Davenport is going to show how he consistently increased his repeat business & referrals using the dealership’s customer base. Additionally, he developed (and now personally maintains) an enormous social media presence that has become instrumental to great salesmanship.
Attendees of this jam-packed session will also learn how to contact customers so they actually look forward to your emails, phone calls and letters. Furthermore, Mike will discuss how to leverage the power of a cold call and will share his phenomenal follow up process that yields the kind of high level customer engagement we all dream about.
Regardless if you are in management or in sales, whether you are new on the sales floor or have years of experience, you owe it to yourself to hear from one of our industry’s best and brightest.
Mike Davenport is prepared to teach you how to successfully increase your repeat business and referrals…but the hustle? Well, that’s on you. Don’t you dare miss this amazing session!


Chris Speer

Chris Speer worked 3 years in a Buick GMC Cadillac Dealership where he was a top performer obtaining the GM Gold ring and Mark of Excellence award for his outstanding customer service and high volume sales. Chris has generated hundreds of leads and numerous sales using social media to establish relationships and create top-of-mind awareness within his ideal markets.

In this session Chris will show you:

How to find the available opportunities in your ideal market.
How to generate leads from that market.
The common mistakes most social marketers make and how you can avoid them.
The best tools to drive more traffic to your website.


Mat Koenig

Mat is the CEO of Buscador de Auto, KonigCo and Co-creator of this kick-ass conference. He is an Author, Speaker and Father of three. His no punches pulled style make him one of the most exciting, engaging and informative speakers in the Automotive Industry.

In this session Mat will show you:

What makes a good leader? It’s simple, people want to follow them. Look at some of the best known leaders in the world like Ghandi, Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr.,..people wanted to follow them. What about some of the best known business leaders like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Grant Cardone, people want to follow them.

The real question is Why? 

In this fast paced session Mat will share with you the key ingredients that will help you identify the traits of great leaders and how to implement those qualities so that you to can become a leader worth following.


Bryan Armstrong

Bryan is the eCommerce Director of VW Southtowne and VW Lee’s Summit. Overseeing all Dealership processes and the integration of Digital and Traditional Media; With a strong eye on Customer Satisfaction and Retention. Bryan has helped VW Southtowne become a Top Ten Nationally Ranked volume Dealership and assisted in the launch of a new Point from ground up to #1 in their Region within the first Month of opening.

Buzzwords and B.S. – how to Attract and Retain Customers

Let’s face it in the Automotive World as in other businesses, we are daily faced with the challenge of not only WHERE but also HOW to spend our allocated budgets. Today’s path to Customer acquisition and Retention is a veritable minefield of Best Practices and Vendor promises. Most of these do not work as promised yet when challenged receive nothing more than the “the ROI is there it’s just hard to track” or better yet “the problem is not our platform but your personnel’s poor execution” excuse.


Eric Miltsch

Eric Miltsch is the President of Dealer Teamwork, a successful automotive marketing firm who created a first of it’s kind new car specials marketing platform. He’s an active member of the automotive community and speaks at events such as NADA, DSES and many others. His love of all things digital & automotive helps progressive dealers continuously improve their performance. Eric has had the opportunity to consult with dealerships ranging from the largest groups in the nation to NAIDA Top 50 dealers.

His dealership experience includes recently opening a new dealership in 2015, Auto Outlets USA. He previously helped build Auction Direct USA into the #1 Independent Dealership in the US for three years running.

In this session Eric is going to show you:

Eric Miltsch shares 6.5 ways your dealership can pack the seats and rock the house so you don’t get stuck in the nosebleed seats.

Be successful like Led Zeppelin, not hated like Creed.

Learn about:

1. Used cars tools you’re not using correctly, or probably not using at all
2. How to eliminate the lead response time as deciding factor for customers
3. How to eliminate lead quality as a deciding factor for customers
4. How to drive shoppers via social media
5. How to build social validation
6. How to create immersive content
6.5 How to create an integrated vehicle marketing strategy

Without these strategies, you’re about as helpful as a misheard song lyric.

*Hey Eric, some of us actually like Creed – M@


Bobbie Herron

Having been blessed with a diverse career and responsibilities spanning nearly every variable role within a retail dealership; including General Manager – most recently Director | Digital Sales and Marketing for the Garber Automotive Group operations of sixteen stores across the United States; my focus has been to design and create solutions that increase efficiency and ROI within each department of a dealership in both generation (marketing) and conversion (people and process). I have watched the transformative growth of the Cardinale Group within their Automotive Operations, Vehicle Supply Group as well as the creation and success of ZMOT Auto and have been nothing short of mesmerized by the impressive grouping of products as well as the performance management offered to exclusive ZMOT Auto customers. Joining the Cardinale-Group of companies / ZMOT Auto team; I am empowered to serve and support a Dealer-To-Dealer commitment, true to the CardinaleWay Brand Promise: We Develop Outstanding Relationships Where Everybody Wins.

In this session Bobbie will show you:

Internet Leads are a main source of business for sales and ROI. All too often we handle leads the same way regardless of the source that is coming in. Many stores are unfamiliar with the specific best practices per source that increase conversion. A BDC or a BMD only works with a strong manager, good people and the right process. In order to avoid a BDC your management has to be as engaged with lead traffic as it is with the showroom floor. The success is dependent upon the existing culture, willingness to progress and top level support and segments based on separation of source and contact type. The method and timing of follow up is key in each separate indicator. Stop stepping over dollars to pick up cents and let’s make your store successful. Timing and type of follow up for calls, emails, texts and video. I will share successes/failures including results/comparisons and effective management styles and process. My research is based on seven years in different markets, managers and different staffing solutions.


Jennifer Briggs

With more than 13 years of professional leadership experience in retail sales, marketing, operations and finance, Jennifer Briggs has been changing the way we use metrics in dealerships. As a Rock Star Manager known for results in the automotive sales, marketing and performance improvement community in the United States, Jennifer’s passion for excellence and commitment to precision have earned her repeated awards and acknowledgements, including most recently being named to the Automotive News ’40 under 40’ class of 2015.

In this session Jenn will show you:

In today’s digital age, with so much data available how do you as a Dealer Principle or General Manager have time to monitor the digital metrics that are key to the operational success of your store?

You don’t.

That is why hired a rock star team of managers to help you, but how can you be sure they are getting the job done?

Join me to learn some quick simple tips for ways to keep ahead of this, if you are a General Manager or Dealer Principle yet, you cannot afford to miss this session.  If you are not a GM or DP just yet, this session will give you valuable insight to move up the management ladder at your dealership.  And as always I will send you back to your dealership with tools to use to manage the metrics that make you money.


Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.


Gary Vaynerchuk has been taking the world by storm over the past decade with his expertise in emerging social marketing trends and that’s one of many reasons he is one of the most respected speakers in the world.

We know that real Rockstars want to learn from the best so we commissioned Gary V to put together a special streaming session of the #AskGaryVee show just for the Rockstar Auto Conference attendees.

The information in this special session should help you learn how to earn back the cost of your ticket at least tenfold!

PLUS…every in person attendee will receive an autographed copy of his new book:

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media and Self-awareness


Grant Cardone

A Word from Grant Cardone:
“I work with small companies and Fortune 500 companies to grow sales by finding overlooked opportunities and customizing the sales process to be more effective. I have worked with companies like Google, Sprint, Aflac, Toyota, GM, Ford, Morgan Stanley and thousands more. I own and operate four companies that do almost 100m in annual sales and I’m also a New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, & considered the top sales training and social media expert in the world today.”


Grant Cardone taught the world the value of 10X Hustle and has built his personal brand in ways that many sales professionals only dream of. From the powerful information taught through his Cardone University platform to his live streaming sessions on Periscope, Grant is known for helping sales professionals realize their true potential. For decades Grant has taught the value of his Give, Give, Give, philosophy and 10X lifestyle and now he giving his knowledge, time and experience to attendees at the Rockstar Automotive Conference on March 21st 2016.

In this special session Grant Cardone will share some of the powerful strategies he uses daily that have brought him to the level of success that we all see today. Get your ticket now and connect with Grant Cardone in Person at the Rockstar Auto Conference. 

We will give away 1 free ticket EVERY WEEK up until the conference*. Enter below for a chance to win!

*Ticket giveaway will end when all seats are sold out, if you win a ticket after purchasing one we will provide a full refund of the ticket price or allow you to transfer the extra ticket to a friend.