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Four Days at the 2018 NADA Show for Auto Dealers: Part 1

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

auto dealersForget sideshows and spinning donuts around the USA, the 2018 NADA Show is the most exciting event of the year for automotive manufacturers and auto dealers. The event takes place March 22 – 25, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, presenting two million square feet of exhibiting space, learning sessions and networking opportunities for member auto dealerships, auto maker representatives and other attendees.

NADA offers a separate website for the show, including access to schedules, biographies of keynote speakers, blog articles, maps, travel and accommodations information, exhibitor details and visual links to its social media interactions. Important dates for auto dealers and other attendees are as follows:

  • Nov. 17: the deadline for Early-Bird Registration
  • Feb. 9: Refunds (minus $35)
  • Mar. 7: Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • Mar. 13: Date to Contact Hotels Directly for Changes/Cancellations
  • Mar. 16: Advance Registration Deadline  

About the NADA Show

“Industry leaders, manufacturers, exhibitors and other key players will convene in Las Vegas March 22 – 25 to learn the latest tools, tactics and industry trends, see the hottest new automotive products and technologies, and make important connections with one another in the unique atmosphere that only the National Automobile Dealers Association can provide,” states NADA.

Convention Launch and Day One Activities

auto dealersFollowing registration for exhibitors and attendees, the NADA Show begins with Meet NADA: Convention Orientation from 10:30 am to noon.

Next, the first installments of Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange take place from 1 – 2 pm.           

Super Sessions are scheduled between 1 – 2:45 pm, followed by more Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange between 2:30 and 3:30 pm.        

NADA’s new Distinguished Speaker Series takes its first drive during that same time period, much to the chagrin of those who really want to be in two places at the same time.

More Super Sessions happen from 3:15 – 5 pm, followed by a third grouping of Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange between 4 – 5 pm.

Fun Times for Auto Dealers

After a long day of listening and learning, attendees will want to absorb the NADA Welcome Reception between 5:30 and 7:30 pm that is co-hosted by J.D. Power and Wynn Las Vegas. This is an optional ticketed event.

Finally, the NADA Academy Alumni & NextGen Reception takes place 8 – 10 pm, an invitation only event hosted by NADA Academy, NADAPAC & Legislative Affairs, and Wynn Las Vegas.

CrossCheck and NADA

auto dealersCrossCheck has been a longtime exhibitor at the NADA show. This year, the senior sales team will share payment solutions with auto dealers including the CrossCheck's Auto Industry RDC Solution (C.A.R.S.) program. Visit Senior VP Charles Dortch III and his staff at Booth # 3543C.

C.A.R.S. processes and guarantees check transactions in a fast, efficient manner and automatically deposits them in the dealership's banking account. Features include Multiple Check, the most convenient method of placing down-payments on the market, and Check on Delivery (COD) for Parts and Service sales. Learn more by downloading our free guide.

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Tags: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Auto Dealerships