Autovate 2023

Created by The Banks Report, in its 7th year, AUTOVATE 2023 is a first-class experience with high-level content in a relaxed atmosphere built for executives and investors in automotive retail.

Autovate 2023 Recap

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Autovate 2023 Event Guide

About Autovate 2023

Experience Autovate 2023, set in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, from December 6th to 8th, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa. Immerse yourself in the charm of Moroccan-Spanish architecture amidst lush gardens and tranquil fountains. This event, founded by The Banks Report in 2016, brings together industry visionaries, dealers, executives, and investors in a relaxed yet high-caliber environment. Explore the future of the automotive industry, discover investment opportunities, and gain insights into connected vehicles. Autovate is where transformation and growth happen, so join us for a defining experience!

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  • December 6-8, 2023


  • Attendee registration: $1,399

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About the Venue

Picture yourself in sunny Scottsdale, where December greets you with balmy temperatures in the 70s. Now, place this vision at the doorstep of the award-winning Omni Resort & Spa, nestled beneath the majestic Camelback Mountain.

Renewed Luxury and Elegance

The Omni Montelucia welcomes you with newly renovated, contemporary guest rooms, and exquisite ballrooms, setting the stage for an unforgettable Autovate 2023.

A Timeless Architectural Masterpiece

Immerse yourself in the charm of Moroccan-Spanish architecture, a living relic from the Middle Ages. The Omni enchants with its winding, tile-laden pathways adorned with vibrant blossoms, lofty archways, and lush gardens adorned with tranquil fountains.

Your Exclusive Retreat

At Autovate, you'll find a nightly room rate of $289 (exclusive of tax or resort fees) waiting to ensure your stay is as seamless as it is luxurious. 

Prepare for a transformational experience amidst the enchanting backdrop of Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. This is where industry visionaries converge, innovation blossoms, and the road to automotive excellence takes shape. Your Autovate journey begins here.

Flights and Hotels for Autovate


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SCF)

15000 N Airport Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 E Lincoln Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85253

About Autovate

Founded by The Banks Report in 2016, Autovate is an automotive industry gem, renowned for its blend of high-caliber content and a laid-back ambiance, catering to dealers, executives, and investors in the automotive retail sphere. It's more than just an event; it's the spark that ignites deals and drives industry evolution. In fact, Autovate has seen conversations that culminate in billion-dollar acquisitions.

A Glimpse into the Future

As anticipation builds for the 2023 Autovate conference, expect an agenda that navigates the next five years, exploring which brands are poised for the electric vehicle and connected automotive future. Dive deep into discussions on diversifying in the buy-sell arena, whether it's time to sell or seize new opportunities. Explore the intricate political and legal landscape set to define 2024 and gain insights into investment opportunities that will shape dealerships' destinies.

Where Money Talks

Follow the money and tap into investors' insights, unraveling the profound impact of connected vehicles on retail and the creation of a new breed of connected customers. Understand the evolving tech landscape and its implications for vendors, dealers, and OEMs. Explore the world of vendor M&As, dissecting what it means for your dealership. 

Behind the Big Transactions

Delve into the intricacies of industry-altering transactions, learning from successes and challenges. Get insider perspectives from entrepreneurs who masterfully orchestrated exits for their companies, offering invaluable lessons in innovation and adaptation.

Autovate 2023: An event where the future is defined, opportunities are unveiled, and connections are forged. Stay tuned for updates, and prepare to embark on a journey that promises transformation and growth.


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Meet With Orbee at Autovate 2023

Orbee’s team will be on-site at Autovate 2023 participating in speaking sessions and looking to connect with clients, partners, and anyone else interested in talking tech.

Orbee at Autovate 2023

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