National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

September 26-28, 2016



Sunday, September 25, 2016

5:00 – 6:00 PM  Early Packet Pickup – outside Oval Room 


All Day   Florida International University’s Eco Car and Formula SAE Race Car
  View these student-designed, student-built, cutting edge automobiles, and speak with the students responsible for their creation.


Monday, September 26, 2016

7:00 – 8:15 AM 

National Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee) – North Terrace                                                   

  Packet Pickup – outside Oval Room

Oval Room

8:15 – 8:30 AM Welcome
  IALLA – Rick Soletski, Executive Director
  Florida Welcome: Hunter Davis, Assistant Statewide Prosecutor
Office of Attorney General, Pam Bondi
8:30 – 9:00 AM Icebreaker
  Moderators: Arianie Aragon (GA) and Gaye Hayles-Newton (GA)
9:00 – 10:15 AM   What Today’s Students Are Learning for Tomorrow’s Cars

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Andres Tremante, Florida International University

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 12:00 PM Spotlight on Florida
    Cheryl W. Bruce, Program Manager, Bureau of Issuance Oversight, Division of Motorist Services, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
    Diane J. Buck, South District Program Manager and Certified Public Manager, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
    Elizabeth M. Rupp, Master Trooper, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
    Richard Strong, Chief, Investigations, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch – Deco-Deli Buffet (included in registration fee) – North Terrace
1:15 – 2:30 PM Best Practices/Manufacturers and Lemon Law Complaints
  Soheyl Tahsildoost, Esquire, Theta Law Firm,
2:30 – 3:30 PM Nonconformities and Reasonable Number of Attempts in the 21st Century
  Moderator:  Stacey Mitchener (GA)
  Panel members: 
    Mary Bedikian, Attorney, National Center for Dispute Settlement, LLC
    Bobby Qureshi, Customer Care and Aftersales, Regional Business Resource Manager, General Motors
    Marianne Caulfield, Corporate Counsel, BMW of North America, LLC
    Ken Neal, Consumer Relations Manager, Tiffin Motorhomes
3:30 – 4:30 PM Updates and Administrator Pit Stops
  Pit Boss:  Gaye Hayles-Newton (GA)
4:30 PM Adjourn
5:00 – 6:30 PM Reception Martini Room, National Hotel


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet (included in registration fee) – North Terrace

Oval Room

8:30 – 9:30 AM Autonomous Florida: The Road Ahead
    Ed Hutchinson, Manager, Transportation Statistics Office, Florida Department of Transportation
    Kevin Jacobs, Office of Performance Management, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
9:30 – 10:30 AM Legal Considerations: A Point/Counterpoint Discussion
  Moderator:  Dana M. Wiehle (FL)
  Panel Members:
    Patrick Cousins, Esquire, Cousins Law APA
    Charles P. Mitchell, Esquire, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
    Alex Weisberg, Esquire, Weisberg Consumer Law Group, PA
    Anthony M. Conti, Esquire, Conti Fenn & Lawrence
10:30 – Noon Deliberatively Speaking: The Art of Arbitration
  Moderator:  Dana M. Wiehle (FL)
    Victor Mantel, Arbitrator, Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board (FNMVAB)
    Luis M. Perez, Arbitrator, FNMVAB
    Sidney J. Wartel, Arbitrator, FNMVAB
    Stephen Tuber, Arbitrator, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Noon Closing Remarks




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Board Room (2nd Level)

9:00 - Noon  IALLA Annual Member Meeting
  IALLA Annual Member Meeting (For Members & Associate Members Only)





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We Look Forward to Seeing YOU in South Beach!!


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