ARI Network Services signs on as ProfitX sponsor

LAS VEGAS — ARI Network Services has signed on as a “Powered by” sponsor for the second-annual Powersports Business Conference & Expo Profit Xcelerator, otherwise known as ProfitX. The conference, hosted by Powersports Business magazine and the powersports industry’s leading suppliers, takes place Oct. 15-17 at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa.
ARI Network Services chose to support the event at the “Powered by” level, the highest ProfitX sponsorship available, because of the value it believes ProfitX holds for the industry. ARI Network Services was also a “Powered by” sponsor for the inaugural event.
“The educational value of ProfitX is perfectly aligned with what powersports dealers need in this troubled economy,” says Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI Network Services. “We witnessed that first-hand at last year’s event, and we’re pleased to be able to partner with ProfitX again this year.”
As part of the event’s Powering Profits Track, ARI will “mystery shop” the websites of all pre-registered dealerships to evaluate the response to online leads. Bob McCann, ARI’s Director of Education will share the overall results at a session called “7 Strategies to Increase Online Profits” scheduled for 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 17. In addition, McCann will outline how ProfitX attendees compare with other industries; share best lead management practices and tips on how to improve the quality of lead response as well as proven processes for following up with customers. Dealers attending ProfitX can pick up their individual dealership’s Mystery Shop results by visiting ARI’s Booth.
“We’re extremely pleased to partner with ARI Network Services once again,” says Neil Pascale, editor-in-chief of Powersports Business. “It’s a company that understands the technology that drives sales in this industry, which is an important part of what we want to share at ProfitX. We receive frequent questions about how to get the most out of the Web, and I know dealers will be extremely interested to hear what Bob McCann has to say.”
In its inaugural year in 2009, ProfitX exceeded expectations by attracting more than 250 dealers. Total attendance for the event reached 350, despite the incredibly challenging economy. In 2010, ProfitX moves to Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa, where it expects to attract even more dealers and exhibitors. The event will once again feature the one-of-a-kind educational lineup — including two concurrent tracks and 15 total educational sessions — that attracted dealers last year, and more than 15,000 sq. ft. of space is available for the exhibit hall.
ARI Network Services/Channel Blade are a leading providers of technology enabled solutions including dealer e-commerce websites, lead generation, lead management tools, and other marketing services to dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in the manufactured equipment markets.
Powersports Business provides breaking news and in-depth features specifically tailored to the powersports industry. It is available in print every three weeks and online every day at In addition, the editors of Powersports Business produce an annual Dealer Directory and Market Data Book, a twice-weekly e-newsletter, regular e-white papers and more exclusive content.

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