Road America at the NADA 2013Print
The 2013 NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Convention & Expo was held in Orlando, Florida. This year’s turnout was even greater than the year before which brought more than 22,000 people to Las Vegas, NV.
The NADA was formed in 1917 when 30 auto dealers successfully fought Congress not to impose a luxury tax on automobiles. Their argument posed that a car is a necessity of American life, and not a luxury. From that unified experience, the National Automobile Dealers Association was founded. Today, NADA represents more than 15,000 new car and truck dealerships with 32,500 franchises around the world.
The NADA Convention & Expo is the world’s largest international meeting place of franchised new vehicle dealers with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in services, technologies and equipment. An International Automotive Roundtable with J.D. Power focused on the issues and solutions impacting both current and future automotive operations. They provided insight into key topics of interest for Road America such as emerging trends, and successes in customer satisfaction. Along with more than 50 workshops and an inspirational talk by Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly on how people work everyday to overcome challenges, entertainment was provided by the talented Cornbread Blues Band
Road America participates annually in the NADA Convention & Expo. This year’s event was attended by Bismark Fernandez (Client Services Specialist), Maria Clemons (Deputy Director – Client Services) and Dennis Fantis (President – Road America, Deputy Regional Director – North America – MAPRE Asistencia)