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What’s new at the 2014 NADA/ATD Convention & Expo

23 Jan

Every year, we try to bring our attendees and exhibitors something fresh and exciting, and this year is no different. Take a look at the new things we have in store for 2014:

  1.  Afternoon Delight: Dessert and Coffee bar, compliments of NADA  Monday, Jan 27th 1 -2:30whatsnewpm on the Expo Floor in the Neighborhood Eateries.
  2. Social Connection Zone– Genius Bar, Tech Clinicians and daily mini Tech Session
  3. Best in Show Exhibitor Contest – The booths with the best booth design; creativity and branding will take home this first time award.
  4. Scan-n-Go registration kiosks – scan your confirmation code (print out or right from your mobile device) and get your registration materials quickly and easy!
  5. Award Winning Lifestyle Experience with department store partner, Saks Fifth Avenue.
  6. 64 workshop topics and 174 workshop session with 50 new presenters!

Which one are you looking forward to?

Hotel Spotlight: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

16 Oct

hyattregencyroomNADA and ATD attendees can experience the Crescent City like never before at the revitalized Hyatt Regency New Orleans. As an integral part of the city’s downtown area for over 30 years, the hotel was one of the most visual representations of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

For more than six years, locals and visitors eagerly awaited the re-opening of one of the Big Easy’s most important hotels. The New Orleans AAA Four Diamond hotel re-opened its doors in the fall of 2011 as one of the city’s premier hotels.

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Chocoholics Dessert Bar

For jazz lovers the hotel’s restaurant features the Jazz: Live at Hyatt series featuring a sultry jazz and cabaret performance by local songstress Anaïs St. John. Along with the show you can enjoy a prime rib and seafood buffet. If you’re not up for dinner you can still enjoy dessert with the Chocoholics Dessert Bar – an all-you-can-eat buffet of sweets!

To register and book this property for the NADA/ATD Convention & Expo visit nadaconvention.org and atdconvention.org.

NADA/ ATD Convention & Expo Ranked #10 Most Innovative Meeting in 2013!

10 Sep

The NADA/ ATD Convention and Exp15mostinnovativeo was rated #10 of the ‘Most Innovative Meetings’ by the meeting and events magazine, BizBash. Take a look at the full article here.

Nominations for ATD Truck of the Year are Now Being Accepted

15 Aug

ATDctoty175Manufacturers can now submit nomination forms for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year until Sept. 12 for both the heavy-duty (class 8) and medium-duty (class 3-7) weight classes. Participating in the annual program provides manufacturers with numerous benefits, including publicity for their products. Nominees will be judged by an independent panel of journalists from top commercial truck publications. Tom Berg, senior editor of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, will chair the panel. Trucks will be judged on innovation, design, driver satisfaction and safety. Manheim will host test drives for the judges in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 18. The winner for each category will be announced during the ATD Convention & Expo in New Orleans on Sunday, Jan. 26. For nomination forms or more information on nominee requirements, click here. To register for the convention, visit www.atdconvention.org.

Hotel Spotlight: Disney Beach Club Resort

27 Nov

Disney Beach Club Resort

Standard Room Rate: $205

 

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a New England-style Disney Deluxe Resort, shaded by broad oak trees and lapped by the gentle waters of 25-acre Crescent Lake. Our 576 Guest rooms are decked in accoutrements befitting a surf-and-sand sanctuary, some with panoramic views of the Resort grounds, gardens, lagoons or the lake. Relax on charming white wicker furniture and enjoy a whimsical salmon and light green color palette that recalls the humble comfort of a bygone era, brought to life again at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Watch chefs prepare succulent steaks, seafood, chicken and lamb dishes in the open kitchen of Yachtsman Steakhouse. Discover the Ship Shape Health Club, open 24 hours a day and offering saunas, steam rooms and massage therapy. Stretch out on the white-sand beach, or soak in 3 quiet crystal pools and 7 spas scattered across the Resort grounds on your divine seaside holiday.
This resort is located 11 miles from the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Hotels may be secured during the registration process. NADA and ATD Convention and Expo registrants only. Click here to register today.

The Exhibit Experience – What’s New for 2013

17 Aug

Based on feedback from our exhibitor partners, we’re making some changes to the 2013 NADA/ATD Expo. Here’s a partial list of some of the new initiatives we’re planning for 2013 to enhance the show experience for everyone.

* Consistent Expo Hall openings each day at 8:30 a.m.  Monday’s Expo closing time has been adjusted from 5:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (There’s no Super Bowl conflict on Sunday.)

* The “Social Connection Zone” will be relocated to the central area of the Expo Hall with an inviting lounge floor plan and a double-sided Twitter Fountain.  NADA’s social media efforts will continue to expand to enhance communication with exhibitors and attendees throughout the year

* Increased food service and seating within more ‘neighborhood’ eateries spaced throughout the Expo Hall.  These themed smaller restaurants are in addition to two larger perimeter Restaurants that will combine to help keep buyers on the show floor.

*  Exhibitors will receive access to monthly attendee registrant lists (September through January) posted on our website.  Demographic data will also be provided to help companies make better quality connections and cross reference with their own in-house database programs.

* The Mobile Applications are being upgraded to provide more sophisticated navigation through the event with the use of smart technology.

The NADA Expo is the auto industry’s largest marketplace for technology and services.  Co-locating with the NADA Expo, The American Truck Dealers (ATD) Expo offers products and services targeting thousands of  Heavy-duty and Medium-duty Truck Dealerships in the U.S.  Never underestimate the power of face-to-face.

For more information on how you can exhibit at the 2013 NADA/ATD Expo in Orlando (2/8 – 2/11 2013): www.nadaconventionandexpo.org

Hotel Spotlight: Caribe Royale Orlando

13 Aug

This is an all suite property

Standard Room Rate: $169
Villa Rate: $289

At the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, business and pleasure go hand in hand. From the very beginning, we’ve redefined and elevated the standards of the meeting, conference and family vacation experience in Florida. Here among our more than 53 lush, tropical acres, guests will discover 1,218 spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom suites, 120 luxurious two-bedroom lakeside villas, expansive state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, unmatched hospitality and service, and a wealth of desirable dining options and hotel amenities that will appeal to both families and business professionals alike. And it all can be found just minutes from the area’s world famous theme parks and attractions.

Special requests for king beds, adjoining rooms, non-smoking, etc. will be forwarded to hotels with your reservation, though neither NADA nor Experient can guarantee they will be honored. Sales tax on rooms is currently 12.5%.

Important Hotel Information: Attendees: You must register for the event before you can make a hotel reservation. Each attendee may make (1) one hotel reservation using their unique registration ID number.

Click here to register and secure your hotel for the 2013 NADA and ATD Convention & Expo!

Top 10 Reasons to Exhibit at the NADA/ATD Expo

10 Aug

1. Introduce new products to the market.  With thousands of attendees on hand at this event, it’s a great opportunity to do a product launch with industry-wide exposure.

2. Establish industry positioning.  Exhibiting at this event is a great way to announce to the industry that your company is a player.

3. Meet with existing customers.  You can make weeks’ and months’ worth of sales calls to your existing customers in a short period of time.  Invite them to see what’s new.

4. Scope out the competition.  You’ll get a clear picture of your competition’s marketing strategy.

5. Visit with people who are otherwise hard to meet.  You’ll be able to get access to key buyers who are otherwise unapproachable.

6. Network with other professionals.  You can share your stories with other peers who have faced the same challenges, and learn from more experienced pros in the business.

7. Do market research.  During this 3-day event you can try new offers out on thousands of buyers and fine-tune your pricing and product focus.

8. Get media exposure.  You have access to trade press and national media to help you get your company’s marketing message out to the masses.

9.  Sell your product to new customers.  Overall, 77% of qualified attendees at events are potential new customers for exhibiting companies.  (Source: CEIR Research Report ACRR 1130.08)  The NADA/ATD show is a great way to get new business for your company.

10. Sell your product to other exhibitors.  This event offers hundreds of B2B opportunities for companies targeting other exhibitors at the show.

The NADA Expo is the auto industry’s largest marketplace for technology and services.  Co-locating with the NADA Expo, The American Truck Dealers (ATD) Expo offers products and services targeting thousands of  Heavy-duty and Medium-duty Truck Dealerships in the U.S.  Never underestimate the power of face-to-face.

For more information on how you can exhibit at the 2013 NADA/ATD Expo in Orlando (2/8 – 2/11 2013): www.nadaconventionandexpo.org

Exhibitions Offer Most Face-to-Face Value

3 Aug

Based on a survey of 9,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors, The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) recently released the first in a series of reports selected from its landmark study, “The Role and Value of Face-to-Face Interaction.”  In this report, both audiences ranked exhibitions highest in terms of value from a list of 10 possible face-to-face interactions including; sales calls, exhibits, conventions, annual meetings, educational conferences with or without an exhibit component, and hosted buyer events to name a few.  Forty-eight percent of attendes ranked exhibitions as the most valuable face-to-face setting on the list.  In person sales calls were a distant second, at twenty-six percent.

Exhibitions are an excellent way to improve ROI via face-to-face contact with business partners.  Returning to a ‘back to basics’ system of quality interaction can create a unique buying/selling environment for those involved.  In addition, CEIR reports that approximately two-thirds of visitors place a high level of importance on face-to-face interaction during the pre-purchasing stages of the customer’s buying process.  Furthermore, research shows customers continue to require face-to-face interaction in the later stages of the purchasing process to maintain the ongoing relationship with their vendor.

The NADA Expo is the auto industry’s largest marketplace for technology and services.  Co-locating with the NADA Expo, The American Truck Dealers (ATD) Expo offers products and services targeting thousands of  Heavy-duty and Medium-duty Truck Dealerships in the U.S.  Never underestimate the power of face-to-face.

For more information on how you can exhibit at the 2013 NADA/ATD Expo in Orlando (2/8 – 2/11 2013): www.nadaconventionandexpo.org

Official NADA and ATD Hotels in Orlando

2 Aug

NADA & ATD have negotiated the best rates at 21 hotels in Orlando, Florida for the 2013 NADA Convention & Expo and ATD at NADA.

NADA & ATD offer complimentary shuttle buses to and from the selected hotels and the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center and most hotels are within 3 miles of the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center.

NADA and ATD advise that you book early as hotels will sell out!

Attendee Early Bird Registration is open until Sept. 14 & Exhibitor Booth Applications are now being accepted.

For more information on the NADA Convention and Expo, visit: www.nadaconventionandexpo.org

For more information on ATD at NADA, visit: www.atdconventionandexpo.org