Innovations & Solutions: Expo
The NADA Show Expo is the auto industry's premier marketplace of products, services and technologies specifically targeted to franchised new car dealerships. More than 700,000 square feet of exhibits highlight more than 500 manufacturers and suppliers of the hottest products and coolest technologies.
Ideas & Collaboration: Education
NADA Show 2018, to be held in Las Vegas, March 22-25, 2018, delivers the most comprehensive education program in the auto industry, with more than 120 sessions in eight tracks. Hear industry experts speak about important subjects at the workshops. Interact with peers on hot topics in the Exchange. Discuss solutions with facilitators in the Studio. Topics include employee hiring/retention, digital marketing, legal/regulatory overviews, fixed ops and much more.
Network with peers, industry experts and exhibitors at all the events, from the opening reception – co-hosted by J.D. Power – to popular general sessions, receptions, supplier meetings and other gatherings.
OEM Connections: Franchise Meetings
NADA Show 2018 provides dealers and managers exclusive access to top automaker executives at each of the franchise meetings. This is a great opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with the manufacturers.
The NADA Show Expo is where business gets done. The power of face-to-face communication helps build trust, understanding, and a real sense of a shared community and shared mission within the auto industry. Connecting buyers and sellers to help build long-lasting relationships is what this event is about.
Expand your brand's recognition at the industry's largest marketplace of products and technologies – the NADA Show 2018 Expo in Las Vegas. More serious buyers shop the NADA Show Expo because they know they'll find the innovations and solutions they need to stay ahead of the competition. If you want direct access to 10,000 dealerships under one roof, this is the one show you won't want to miss!
The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience, NADA was born. Today, NADA represents roughly 16,500 new-car and -truck dealers, with 32,000 franchises, both domestic and international.
Established in 1970, American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), provides programs and services to this highly specialized segment of its membership. ATD represents more than 1,800 franchised medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers holding nearly 3,000 separate franchises, domestic and import.
|10:30am-noon||Meet NADA: Convention Orientation|
|1pm-2pm||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|2:30pm-3:30pm||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|2:30pm-3:30pm||Distinguished Speaker Series *NEW*|
|4pm-5pm||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|5:30pm-7:30pm||NADA Welcome Reception co-hosted by J.D. Power, Wynn Las Vegas (optional ticketed event)|
|8pm-10pm||NADA Academy Alumni & NextGen Reception, hosted by NADA Academy, NADAPAC & Legislative Affairs, Wynn Las Vegas (by invitation only)|
|8:30am-5pm||Expo Hall Open – Ribbon Cutting|
|10:30am-11:30am||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange Sessions|
|10:30am-11:30am||Distinguished Speaker Series *NEW*|
|10:30am-11:45am||Dealer Franchise Meeting: Acura, Audi, FCA, Mazda, Nissan|
|2:30pm-4pm||Opening General Session, featuring Nick Saban|
|8:30am-5pm||Expo Hall Open|
|8:30am-9:45am||Dealer Franchise Meetings: BMW, Buick-GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Kia, Volkswagen|
|9am-10am||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|10:15am-11:30am||Dealer Franchise Meetings: Cadillac, Infiniti, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, smart, Subaru|
|10:30am-11:30am||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|10:30am-11:30am||Distinguished Speaker Series *NEW*|
|1pm-2:30pm||Women’s Dealer Event, Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas (optional ticketed event)|
|3pm-4:30pm||General Session, featuring John Krafcik|
|7:30am- 4pm||Exhibitor Registration|
|8:30am-4pm||Expo Hall Open|
|9am-10:15am||Inspirational Session, featuring Robert O'Neill|
|10:45am-11:45am||Concurrent Workshops, Studio & Exchange|
|10:45am-11:45am||Distinguished Speaker Series *NEW*|
|10:45am-noon||Dealer Franchise Meetings: Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volvo|
|12:30pm-2:30pm||Desserts on Us; compliments of NADA|
|4pm||2018 NADA Convention & Expo closes|
Head Football Coach
University of Alabama Crimson Tide
After leading the University of Alabama Crimson Tide to victory in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship over Clemson, Head Coach Nick Saban cemented his status as one of the greatest coaches of all-time in any sport, not simply College Football. With five National Championship wins, he currently shares the record for most College Football Championships with former Alabama coach Bear Bryant. Along with his 2003 BCS National Championship coaching LSU, Saban was the first coach in college football history to win national championships with two different schools. In addition to his five National Championships, Saban has earned two AP National Coach of the Year awards (’03,’08), the 2003 Bear Bryant Award, and three SEC Coach of the Year awards (’03,’08,’09) among many other accolades. Previously named by Forbes Magazine “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports” and NFL.com’s “Best Head Coach in College Football,” the legend of Saban continues to grow.
John Krafcik is the CEO of Waymo, a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy to move people and things around.
Building on software and sensor technology developed in Google’s labs, Waymo was formed in December 2016 with the goal to improve transportation for people around the world. Under Krafcik's leadership, Waymo has struck strategic partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and ride-sharing firm Lyft, as well as launching a public trial of its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, AZ.
Mr. Krafcik has long experience in both the automotive and technology space, including broad operating experience in engineering, product development, technology, and manufacturing, with stints at NUMMI, Ford, Hyundai and TrueCar. Previously, Mr. Krafcik spent 10 years in leadership positions at Hyundai Motor America, including 5 years as president and CEO, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the company’s U.S. operations.