ATLANTA - brought independent auctions together again this year for its second annual summit. During the summit, attendees learned how to take advantage of to grow their digital business. Industry experts also discussed recent trends and shared best practices. 

Sandy Schwartz, president of Manheim, talked about how advances in digital technology are transforming a variety of industries and businesses. Joe George, group vice president of Manheim Digital, explained how digital advances are transforming the auto remarketing industry. George also described how those advances will impact the future of remarketing, and he shared strategies for leveraging mobile technologies.
“The summit was very beneficial for our business,” said Lynn Weaver, general manager of Harrisburg Auto Auction. “Our internet sales manager and I both came away with new ideas and a better understanding of how OVE will benefit us now and even more in the future. We are already putting our plans in place.”
“I value the opportunity to exchange ideas about how our industry is evolving,” said George. “You look around in the room and say, ‘Wow, this is a talented group of industry leaders!’”
In addition to learning best practices from industry experts, networking with colleagues, sharing success stories and exchanging ideas, summit attendees also had the opportunity to give leadership their suggestions for how to improve the platform and make the site even more efficient and effective.
“This is our fourth year working together to provide our buying and selling customers with options that simplify the process,” said Sue Boehlke, senior vice president of products and processes at Manheim. Boehlke, who kicked off the summit event, explained, “We believe it’s important to offer our independent partners an industry platform to feature their sellers’ inventory. We have a long-standing commitment to our partners and that will continue.”