Introducing the Industry's First

Virtual Tow Summit

Who knew in January of this year that the world would change so dramatically, with technology now moving forward at warp speed.  Embracing technology and the need for social distancing, the Towing & Recovery Management Summit team has transformed the Tow Summit into the Virtual Tow Summit.

 

What is a virtual event and how do you participate?

A virtual event is held online through virtual platforms. You participate by registering and a link is emailed to the email address you supply. You’ll receive reminder emails leading up to the actual event. Once it’s time, you click the link and it takes you to the sessions.

The beauty of virtual sessions is that you attend from any location where you can be safely online. You just need a strong internet connection and a device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

To ease everyone into the world of virtual events, we are offering a three-day event with a FREE first session. The panel of towing industry company owners/leaders will address what they have learned from our recent pandemic’s impact on business.

We hope you enjoy this year’s Virtual Tow Summit. We look forward to hearing your feedback!

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2020 REGISTRATION COMING SOON

FREE 1-Day Summit Attendee

 Access to the virtual opening panel discussion, live Q&A chat after session
You must register for the 2-Day Virtual Summit separately, registration does not carry over

FREE

 

2-Day Virtual Summit Attendee

Access to the 2-day live sessions, sponsor demos and exclusive offers to Summit attendees
Registration includes access to Free Opening Panel
 

$199

 

 

Thank you to our 2020 Summit sponsors who have helped make this innovative event possible.

 

Towing and Recovery Management Summit

Countdown to the 2019 Towing & Recovery Management Summit

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Towing and Recovery Management Summit

1-Day Summit Free Attendee

 

Access to the virtual opening panel discussion, live Q&A chat after session
You must register for the 2-Day Virtual Summit separately, registration does not carry over

FREE

 

 

2-Day Virtual Summit Attendee

 

Access to the 2-day live sessions, sponsor demos and exclusive offers to Summit attendees
Registration includes access to Free Opening Panel
 

$199

 

 

 

Introducing the Industry's First

Virtual Tow Summit

Who knew in January of this year that the world would change so dramatically, with technology now moving forward at warp speed.  Embracing technology and the need for social distancing, the Towing & Recovery Management Summit team has transformed the Tow Summit into the Virtual Tow Summit.

2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Join us July 30 - August 1 at the Captial Hilton in Washington, D.C

Thank you to our 2019 Summit sponsors who help made last year's innovative event possible.

What people have to say about us

Employees: Recruit, Retain, Maintain

“Love the handout and thanks to the Tow Summit for the books. Can’t wait to read them.”

“Very real presentation.” 

“I think they are a dynamic duo!” 

“Excellent hand outs and books are fantastic!! Will order more for sure. Could have interacted more with the audience.”

“Such a very positive and informative session. I truly hope most everyone in attendance takes the qualities learned back to their businesses.”

by Mack & Ria Story

Employees: Recruit, Retain, Maintain

Taking Dispatch to the Next Level

“Please make his sessions longer so Mike can cover everything and we can internalize.” 

“Mike, keep up the good work and outstanding effort.”

“Please bring him back to address manager training.”

“Loved the interaction with others.”

“Awesome info all around. Great interaction. High energy. Two hours felt like 20 minutes.”

by Mike Porter

Taking Dispatch to the Next Level

What Does Your Profit And Loss Statement Say?

“Leaned how to break down the numbers.”

“Excellent presentation to explain financial reports to non-financial people. Great job.”

“Good overall view of cost and operations.”

“He really made all of his topics and ideas plain and easy to understand.”

“More like this! A week long with Bert please.”

by Bert King

What Does Your Profit And Loss Statement Say?

Stop Guessing About Your Income

“This is a tower who knew his facts.”

“Fantastic.” 

“I didn’t know these theories. Very helpful.”

“Excellent information. Excel spreadsheet available to all.”

by Doug Nelson

Stop Guessing About Your Income

Work Life Balance

“The work-life balance insight was much needed. My spouse and I work in the same business together as owners.”

“Very different seminar than most Summit sessions. Well needed. Excellent.”

“A tower talking about something we all deal with and he knows!”

by Vito Strolis

Work Life Balance

Face to Face with OOIDA

“Interesting to hear OOIDA’s long-term goals and perspectives.”

“Needed more time for discussion.” 

“Host these sessions earlier in the Summit for the people who had to leave.”

“More events like this.”

by Mike McGovern and Mike Matousek (OOIDA)

Face to Face with OOIDA

Sessions

This year’s virtual Tow Summit features a FREE intro panel, four seminar sessions and multiple sponsor demo sessions to explore. Attendees must register for the free intro panel and paid sessions separately.

FREE LIVE PANEL: How has the pandemic changed your business management?

Most small businesses were impacted by the recent pandemic. What did this dramatic and sudden drop in business teach towing company owners? Hear thoughts from some of the industry’s most well-known and respected owners.

Moderated by: Bill Giorgis

Panelists:

– Kim Lowell, Executive Director, Statewide Towing Association, MA
– Brad McIntosh, Sandy’s Towing, Dayton, OH
– Mike Porter, Speed’s Towing, Portland, OR
– Geoff Russell, Kauff’s Towing/Transport, West Palm Beach, FL

2-Day Virtual Summit Sessions

SESSION 1: Getting BACk to basics

What will it take to be profitable going forward? Towing company owners are asking themselves that question. Has the pandemic provided an opportunity to evaluate all aspects of your business?

 

 

session 3: Cyber Security and Towing

A cyberattack can spell disaster for a towing company. The average preventable attack costs a business in excess of $35,000 and months of recovery time — but there are ways to protect against these online menaces.

session 2: Maximizing Online Visibility, Ensuring Calls During Uncertain Times

Online Marketing has become an important aspect of the towing business.  Learn more about what to look for in your online marketing program, what you should consider budgeting, expected results and more.

session 4: Disaster Planning – It’s Not Just Mother Nature

Disaster planning is now a must for towing company management. What you should have in place to best handle any type of disaster, including financial decisions, staffing, document storage and accessibility and more.

What makes people great?

One of our country’s most acclaimed leaders, Benjamin Franklin, invested roughly an hour a day in deliberate learning. For Franklin, his learning time consisted of waking up early to read and write. He established personal goals and tracked his results. In the spirit of today’s book clubs, he created a club for “like-minded aspiring artisans and tradesmen who hoped to improve themselves while they improved their community.”

Hats off to Tow Summit attendees for their spirit of learning and goal of bettering themselves as businessmen and women. Ben Franklin would be proud.

Thank you to our 2019 Summit sponsors who help make this innovative event possible.

This is the only official site by which attendees can book their Summit hotel rooms. Do not go through any other housing service, it is a scam. Exhibitor reservations are booked through Brenda Faulman: brenda@towtimesmag.com.

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