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The 2020 NADA Show Will Tantalize Auto Dealerships

Posted by Joe Gargiulo | Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 08:53 AM

2020 NADA ShowThe Temptations aren’t performing, but their 1966 hit, “Get Ready,” sets the tone for a new decade of excellence at the 2020 NADA Show, the premier marketplace for auto dealerships.

The event takes place Feb. 14 – 17, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, presenting 650,000 square feet of exhibition space, educational sessions, franchise meetings, and networking opportunities for member auto dealerships, non-member dealers and other attendees.

NADA offers a separate web address for the annual show, including access to schedules, biographies of keynote speakers, maps, travel and accommodations suggestions, blog articles for auto dealerships, exhibitor details and links to its social media channels.

A longstanding exhibitor at the show, CrossCheck will be located in booth number 3748C at the heart of the Central Hall adjacent the General Motors mega exhibit. Auto dealers who are interested in improving sales revenue and mitigating risk are invited to visit CrossCheck Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III to discuss “check processing made profitable.”

Exhibit Hall

Las Vegas Convention CntrMore than 500 companies will show their latest products, services and solutions at the NADA Expo — all for the benefit of American auto dealerships.

Whether they are interested in connecting with existing providers or shop for new ones, auto dealerships will be treated to a variety of offerings by Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups across all categories of retail automotive.

The 2020 Expo is scheduled from Saturday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 17 in three separate venues: Central Hall, North Hall and Westgate (the Auto Truck Dealership Expo).

Educational Sessions and Workshops

To say the NADA Show is big on education would be an understatement. More aggregated hours at the NADA Show are devoted to education than any other programming category. Learning opportunities include workshops, concurrent seminar sessions, general sessions, super sessions, the Distinguished Speaker Series and keynote addresses.

Concurrent seminar sessions are grouped by the major auto dealership departments and disciplines: Fixed Operations, Human Capital, Leadership, Legal & Regulatory, Marketing, Variable Operations, and the Digital Super Track. A sampling of each category follows.

Fixed Operations sessions are designed to improve performance and profitability in the parts and service departments:

  • Top 10 Mobile Digital Strategies that Fill Service Lanes
  • The Road to the Parts Sale: Betting Against the Odds
  • How to Get Customer Retention Above 80% within 12 Months

AfroAmer Car SalesmanHuman Capital sessions offer talent management and branding strategies to help dealerships find, hire and retain the best talent:

  • How to Select People to Drive Your Profits
  • Fire Them Before You Hire Them: Top 10 Interview Strategies
  • Top Three Most Common Employment Law Mistakes Dealers Make

Leadership sessions help develop confident and competent leaders for auto dealerships to take their business to the next level:

  • Survey Says! 4,000 Consumers Weigh in on Buying a Car
  • NADA Academy Presents: Financial Management
  • Strategic Growth: Harnessing the Strength of Your Team to Find Growth Opportunities

With the help of the Legal & Regulatory track, attendees will be able to stay current on the new and upcoming legal, regulatory and compliance issues affecting auto dealerships:

  • Federal Regulatory Update for Car Dealers
  • Explore Hot Tax Topics with Industry Experts
  • Risks and Solutions for Used-Car Retailing

Attendees may review the complete 2020 NADA Show education and workshop schedule at the education section of the NADA Show website.

Keynote Speakers

NADA never fails to deliver industry experts and motivational speakers who “share insights on business innovations and solutions that will help drive your dealership into the future.” The 2020 NADA Show is no exception. Brief descriptions of three all-star keynotes follow.

Comedian Kathleen Madigan will enliven attendees at a Saturday general session with her offbeat and often politically incorrect observations of all things American: family, news, weather, travel and politics.

David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, will provide an “unrivaled perspective on GM Bldg Detroitthe future of the European Union and Britain’s place in the world following Brexit, and a unique insight on the rise of populist politicians and parties at a time of profound global change.” He will appear at a Sunday general session.

In her keynote address during the closing general session, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will share the company’s progress toward achieving its bold vision, and the critical role dealers play in a future that will include electric and self-driving vehicles. According to NADA, “Barra believes that to build customers’ loyalty and trust in a rapidly changing industry, it is more important than ever to keep them at the center of our business.”

Networking Opportunities

Owners and management from auto dealerships have several chances to meet and greet vendors, manufacturing representatives and their peers.

Events scheduled for Feb. 14 include the NADA Valentine's Day Welcome Reception and the NADA Academy Alumni & NextGen Reception.

On Feb. 15, attendees will enjoy the festivities offered by the Expo Hall Ribbon Cutting event, the ADESA Auction to benefit the NADA Foundation, and the TIME Dealer of the Year Awards.

The final networking event is the Women Driving Auto Retail Brunch on Feb. 16 at the Encore Las Vegas.

More Info for Auto Dealerships Attending the 2020 NADA Show

Used Cars Under TentCrossCheck is the largest privately held check guarantee firm in the U.S. This independent spirit is part of what makes the company unique in the marketplace.

The company is the exclusive check guarantee provider for the largest auto dealership in the nation. CrossCheck can work seamlessly with dealer management systems and payment gateways such as CenPOS.

Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III will be available to discuss CrossCheck’s tailored services with auto dealerships large and small.

He is also booking appointments with dealership executives at the 2020 NADA Show to explain how CrossCheck guaranteed payment solutions can streamline the down payment process and help increase sales in the parts and service departments. Dealership executives may reserve time with him before, during or after the show.

Email or phone 888-937-2249 to book an appointment.

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

Written by Joe Gargiulo

Mkt and Communications Mgr Joe Gargiulo has 25 years in copy writing, public relations and marketing. He enjoys connecting story leads to all aspects of the human experience.