Car Rental Show Announces Opening Keynote Panel

The 2015 International Car Rental Show (CRS) announces its opening keynote address. In a departure from the single-presenter keynote format of previous years, the 2015 CRS will convene a blue-ribbon panel designed to offer a holistic view of the auto rental industry in the U.S. today.

Representing the essential disciplines in the industry, panelists will discuss the key drivers of today’s market, including fleet acquisitions and disposal, operational issues, franchise and manufacturer relations, legislative challenges and more.

Convening on Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m, the opening keynote panel comprises Susan Lombardo, vice president vehicle acquisition at Enterprise Holdings; Greg Thibault, vice president fleet disposal at Avis Budget Group; Bob Barton, vice president leisure brands & franchise operations RAC Americas – Hertz Global Holdings; Joe Knight, vice president, business development, Fox Rent-A-Car Inc.; and Caroline Costello, senior manager – large daily rental sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

“This state-of-the industry address is unprecedented on our Car Rental Show stage,” says Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News. “This is a rare opportunity to understand the dynamics shaping the industry today, from not only three of the largest auto rental companies, but also an independent and franchise perspective — and a manufacturer’s view of the market as well.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the 2015 International Car Rental Show will take place April 13-14 at Bally’s Las Vegas. Visit for more information.

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