Let the centennial planning begin as NADA officially opens registration for its 2017 convention in the land of Mardi Gras. The registration fee includes admission to the NADA 100 kickoff Carnival where guests will be serenaded by headliners and local jazz musicians while they dine on the extraordinary local cuisine.Read More
CrossCheck’s product development team loves the auto industry, so much so that it named C.A.R.S — a popular service — after it. Also known as CrossCheck’s Auto Industry RDC Solution, C.A.R.S. and other payment solutions will be among the topics discussed on the floor of the 2016 NADA Convention & Expo by a handful of our top sales executives. NADA is offering a full program of workshops and round-table discussions while CrossCheck will present fresh ideas and the chance to win prizes. The galactic auto-industry event takes place March 31 through April 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (register).Read More
Welcome to Super Bowl weekend!
Bill Fox, NADA’s new Chairman who began his term at the convention here in San Francisco Saturday, set a clear direction for the association in 2015, focused on educating a driving public that sometimes seems conflicted regarding the value of the dealership system.
In the Q&A session after Jeb Bush’s Keynote speech at the NADA Convention here in San Francisco, NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell called attention to the nationwide speculation that Bush might run for president in 2016, and then asked the burning question on everyone’s mind:
Everyone knows that Millennials will bring down the auto industry because they don’t drive and probably never will. Dealers can’t sell them cars because they prefer to hail a ride on their smartphone, hop on a bike, or take a train.
While some statistics support those headlines, a study of 3,610 Millennials done by MTV and released here at the NADA Convention in San Francisco shatters them.
With elaborate booths, speakers the likes of Jeb Bush and Jay Leno, hundreds of exhibitors and 8,000 plus dealerships represented, NADA 2015 leaves us awestruck!
Marquees welcome conventioneers while models, magicians and money woo auto dealers to booths for the exhibitor's hope of 30 seconds focused on their pitch. For many, this show will make or break their year, so the sales pressure is on -- which may explain why Exhibitors ignore all show attendees except the ones possessing the "Manager" or "Dealer" ribbon on their registration badge.
At the NADA Convention & EXPO 2015 in San Francisco yesterday, Manheim Chief Economist Tom Webb explained why 2014 ended so well: “Wall Street has been throwing money at lenders; lenders have been throwing money at dealers, and dealers have been selling cars.”