Dealer: DealerSocket, AutoStar, Finance Express and DealerFire join forces for largest Innovate conference ever

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AutoStar Solutions, founding company of Innovate: The Independent Dealer Industry Conference, has joined forces with three industry heavyweights to co-host its 8th annual convention.

DealerSocket will join Finance Express, DealerFire and AutoStar – each of which were acquired by DealerSocket this year – to lead more than 30 technology classes at Innovate. This event marks the first time any of the new co-hosts have offered conference training to independent dealers.

“I am thrilled to welcome the highest-performing organizations in the independent auto industry as co-hosts of Innovate 2015,” saidAntonio Rajan, Vice President of Independent Sales at DealerSocket and former Chief Revenue Officer at AutoStar Solutions. “No other conference offers this many classes, with this many experts, for this many facets of the industry. DealerSocket’s investment in Innovate demonstrates yet another way we are making life easier and more profitable for independent dealerships around the world.”

Innovate 2015 will take place Sept. 20-23 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 80 classes – all over an hour long – will dive deep into compliance, collections, finance, accounting, operations, sales and more.

The event will encompass three complete trade shows under one roof:

1)    The Industry Conference – Attendees can choose from over 30 classes on pressing industry issues, with training for every job title at the dealership. Sample classes from last year’s show include “Generating Income From Toxic Loans,” “How Do I Become a Rental Car Franchisee?” and “Unique and Non-Traditional Lines of Credit.”

2)    The Compliance Summit – Innovate is the only show for independent dealers and lenders with two full compliance tracks, which by themselves cover 16 to 20 different topics. In total, attendees can access more than $10,000 in legal insight for the price of admission, including an Ask The Lawyers panel.

3)    The Technology Conference – Attendees will learn secrets from the most sophisticated DMS, CRM, service shop and website solutions available today, as well as an exclusive class on monetizing data to exponentially increase profit per customer.

AutoStar and its co-hosts expect more than 600 attendees at this year’s conference, including major exhibitors and financial institutions – all of whom were hand-picked through an invitation-only sponsor selection process.

To view the full schedule or buy tickets, visit

About AutoStar Solutions
For more than 20 years, AutoStar Solutions has provided dealer management software solutions to independent automotive dealers and subprime finance companies in the United States. Their web-based software helps clients automate and simplify activities, while maximizing compliance with state and federal regulations. Learn more at

About DealerSocket
DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience and data mining solutions. More than 189,300 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the United States, Canada, and Australiaare optimizing their dealership with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. For more information, call 775-473-6622, visit, join us, follow us on Twitter at @DealerSocket, or like us at


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