Dealership Minds Summit Attendee FAQ

What is the Dealership Minds Summit?

Started in 2013, the Dealership Minds Summit is the largest gathering of retail farm equipment dealers focused 100% on delivering actionable strategies over 2 days of jam-packed networking and idea sharing. Hosted by Farm Equipment and co-sponsored by several industry leaders, this limited seating event changes themes and location annually and brings together the leading minds of farm equipment dealers. The 2018 Summit focuses on the theme "Intelligence Driven Marketing" and will give you actionable dealer marketing strategies related to analytics, automation, targeting, content and other topics critical to improving your dealership's marketing and overall business success.

Who should attend the Dealership Minds Summit?

The Dealership Minds Summit provides a venue for RETAIL DEALERS of tractors and implements to learn and share strategies for operating a successful business. The 2018 event has the theme of "Intelligence Driven Marketing" and is geared toward direct-level farm equipment dealership leaders in marketing, finance, operations and IT, and of course your dealership’s top marketing integrator. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend, please email us or call (262) 432-0388 to speak with a customer service representative.

Why should I attend the Dealership Minds Summit?

No other event gives you a 2-day, FOR DEALERS ONLY learning opportunity featuring targeted sessions that deliver the latest research, ideas and tools to help your dealership reach its top potential.

When and where will the 2018 Dealership Minds Summit be?

The upcoming summit will be July 24-25, 2018, at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa. 

How do I register for the Dealership Minds Summit?

There are four easy ways to register to attend both days of the 2018 Dealership Minds Summit:

  • Online

Register online at our secure website.

  • Mail

Download a registration form and mail it to:

Dealership Minds Summit

P.O. Box 624

Brookfield, WI 53008-0624

  • Fax

Download a registration form and fax it to (262) 786-5564.

  • Phone

Call toll-free from within the U.S. and Canada at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388. Please be sure to have your credit card handy.

What all is included with my Summit registration?

Your 2-day Summit registration includes access to all educational and networking sessions that will occur during the Summit. As part of your registration you will also receive bonus materials valued at $1,541.00, which includes:

  • A free 1-year subscription to Ag Equipment Intelligence,
  • The annual Dealer Business Outlook & Trends Farm Equipment Forecast,
  • The annual Big Dealer Report,
  • Video recordings of general sessions and keynote presentations,
  • And several other free "attendee bonuses" that will be announced soon.

If I already subscribe to Ag Equipment Intelligencedo I still get the free 1-year subscription with my registration?

Yes, your free subscription will be added to your current subscription to extend your subscription term.

How do I access the video recordings of the Dealership Minds Summit?

Even after leaving the summit you can extend your educational opportunities with downloadable recordings of the general sessions and keynote presentations. Within 4 weeks of the summit ending, you will receive a link and access password via email to view the recordings. If you do not receive a link or it doesn't work, please contact ___ at (262) 333-3333 or (email). Please note that roundtable discussions will not be available as recordings.

How do I make a hotel reservation for the Dealership Minds Summit?

The Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, 300 East 9th Street, will be the host of the 2018 summit. Book your room online or by calling (319) 688-4000 or (800) 229-9290 (toll free). Mention the "Dealership Minds Summit" to receive the hotel's special rate of $109 per night. Room rates increase if more than 2 individuals share the same room. Hotel room cut-off is July 3, 2018, or until allocated rooms are sold out.

Where can I find parking at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center?

Parking is available on-site at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center for $1 per hour or $8 per day. For more information, please call the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center at (319) 688-4000 or (800) 229-9290 (toll-free).

Can I register for next year's Dealership Minds Summit while attending this year's event?

Absolutely! You can register onsite and take advantage of the special Super Early Bird Rate and save $100 on your 2019 Summit registration. Please visit the registration area Tuesday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 25 in the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center.

Who is speaking and when?

The 2018 Speaker Program is currently being developed. In the meantime, download the 2017 summit program to get an idea of the quality of topics and speakers and the agenda format for the 2018 Summit. View the 2017 Summit program now.

Are notepads and pens provided for taking notes during sessions?

There is a note section in your Dealership Minds Summit program to record all of the valuable information that you will glean from these 2 days of dealer-to-dealer marketing strategies and networking.

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