SMYRNA, TN – The National Association of Fleet Resale Dealers (NAFRD) will host its 21st Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., October 6-9, 2005. In addition to educational sessions, the conference will include networking, a jeep eco-tour, golf, and a Mystical Mardi Gras Dinner.

Event Schedule:


9am- 2 pm: Board Meeting
1-4 pm: Registration Open
5:30-7:30 pm: Opening Reception


8-10:30 am: Registration Open
8:30-10 am: Regular Member Meeting
Noon: Golf Tournament
Noon: Jeep Eco-Tour
Afternoon & Dinner on your own
9-11 pm: President's Reception

7:30-8:30 am: Past President's Breakfast
8-9 am: Continental Breakfast
9am-12 pm: General Session
Opening Remarks & Welcome
Larry Helms: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things
Technology Today: featuring Howard Graus, Darrin Aiken, & Clive Kinross
Where is Technology Heading?
How Can We Prepare Ourselves to Benefit?
How Can We Become Involved?
12:40-2:00 pm: Lunch & Business Session
2:15-4:30 pm: Roundtable Sessions
Pat Feutz: Building A Strong Retail Operation
George Dodd: Benefits of Association Involvement
Russ Briggs: Maximizing your Return on Investment
7-10 pm: MardiGras Dinner & Live Auction