Anyone who’s been to Navigate – in person or virtually – will tell you it’s a one-of-a-kind industry event, jampacked with actionable learnings. But we know conferences can be a big investment of time and money, and it might take some convincing if you’re going to ask your dealership to pick up the tab.
That’s why we’ve put together some tactical advice to help you make a strong case for attending Navigate in Boston this fall, October 13th & 14th. Hint: it’s all about helping your employer understand the tangible benefits of attending Navigate—and matching those benefits to your dealership’s goals. Use these conversation points to help you get your way.
Navigate, CarGurus’ third annual automotive conference, is officially back and in person this fall. Set for October 13 & 14, 2021 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, this year’s event offers two days of next-level sessions, carefully crafted to bring you all the industry insights and real-world tools you need to have a competitive edge. Topics include digital retail, wholesale, management, and more, plus there will be networking opportunities you won’t get anywhere else. And the keynotes—you don’t want to miss those.
More than a year has passed since Covid forced dealerships to shutter their doors and in-person automotive conferences, like CarGurus Navigate, to move online. But as vaccines continue to be distributed and we get closer to a post-pandemic world, we decided it’s finally time to reunite in person with our dealer partners who we’ve missed so much. We couldn’t be more delighted to announce the return of Navigate to Boston, MA from October 13-14, 2021!
Last year, CarGurus President and COO Sam Zales and CPO Tom Caputo took the virtual stage to share their vision of where the company is headed, including how we’ve adapted to these turbulent times and the future of CarGurus offerings for dealers. Want the highlights? Watch the 5-minute video below.
At Navigate last year, CarGurus founder and CEO Langley Steinert sat down with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein to chat. During their conversation, Langley spoke about Covid as a catalyst for change in the industry and highlighted the importance of innovation—by dealers and CarGurus. Watch this 3-minute video for the highlights:
As we all know, 2020 has been an unprecedented year that has challenged us in ways we never anticipated. Dealership shutdowns, economic uncertainty, and more—yet, you’ve pressed on, demonstrating resilience in the face of extraordinary circumstances.
Despite today’s unique environment, we’ve all accomplished a lot, so we took a moment to reflect on everything we did in 2020. Here are some of the highlights.
In October, business leader and author Peter Sheahan took the virtual stage at CarGurus Navigate to share his strategies for growth with dealers from around the world. In his presentation, How to Turn Challenge into Opportunity and Change into Competitive Advantage, Peter explained why it is crucial that dealers adapt and gave tips for navigating today’s challenging selling environment. In particular, he described three steps for a transformation journey that helps dealers accelerate growth in a disrupted world:
And just like that, CarGurus’ second annual Navigate automotive conference has come to an end. During a year that’s been anything but normal, it was great to have more than 700 dealers and industry partners from the US, UK, and CA come together to share ideas and strategies for growing their businesses during this unique time. To everyone who attended this year’s event—thank you, and we hope to see you in person next year!
In the meantime, here are a few of the key themes from the event:
Don’t miss Navigate, CarGurus’ second annual automotive conference, coming straight to you virtually on October 26th & 27th. We’re gearing up for an amazing two days filled with fresh approaches, the latest industry trends, and speakers you won’t hear anywhere else. Can’t attend live? No problem. Register today to get access to all the sessions next week, so you can watch at your own pace.
See what’s in store:
Last year, CarGurus introduced the world to a new kind of automotive conference: Navigate. This year, we’re going virtual—and it’s less than a week away!
We’ve got an exceptional agenda planned, and we’re thrilled to announce the latest session at Navigate: