A message from NADA President, Peter Welch

27 Jul


Dear NADA Members:

As you may have heard, the 2016 NADA & ATD Convention & Expo will be held in Las Vegas from Thursday, March 31st thru Sunday April 3rd.  These dates are later than our traditional timeframe of January or February.  The NADA Board of Directors felt it was in the best long term interest of our members, exhibitors and industry partners to hold the Convention in Las Vegas every other year instead of every four years.  The NADA Board considered many factors in its decision, recognizing that there might be some conflicts in the transition years.

Las Vegas is an extremely popular destination for most of the top tier conventions and trade shows, and these events are booked many years in advance.  In order for NADA to move its Convention to Las Vegas every other year, we had to change our dates (from our traditional January or February timing) for the 2016, 2018 & 2022 shows, in order to secure our desired timeframe in the long term.

We realize that many dealers and dealership employees may have scheduling conflicts due to spring break, religious holidays or end of the quarter sales.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, we felt like this was the best long term decision.  For your planning purposes, the Convention dates through 2022 are listed below.  You will also note that Orlando has been taken out of our rotation.

2016 Las Vegas – March 31 – April 3

2017 New Orleans – January 26-29 (NADA’s 100th Anniversary Celebration)

2018 Las Vegas – March 22-25

2019 San Francisco – January 24-27

2020 Las Vegas – February 14-17

2021 New Orleans – January 21-24

2022 Las Vegas – March 10-13

We hope you will be able to join us for the 2016 NADA & ATD Conventions in Las Vegas.  Be on the lookout for information about our exciting keynote speakers, workshops, and the latest innovations from the expo hall.  Attendee registration and housing will open in early October with an early-bird discount – a savings of $100.

We have plenty in store for the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year” and we look forward to seeing you in the fabulous city of Las Vegas March 31-April 3 of 2016!



Peter Welch
NADA President

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