The AADA Study Tour to the 2023 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Dallas Texas concluded last week with all delegates enjoying a business centric tour and the substantial program offered by NADA.
Our AADA Study Tour kicked off with a dealership tour of the 2019 NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist’s SouthWest Ford where Australian Dealers were given a personal tour of all operations. Our host Charlie Gilchrist made us very welcome and provided a Texan BBQ lunch with his entire management team.
Friday morning began with a private presentation by Glenn Mercer of his continuing NADA study titled “The Dealership of Tomorrow”. His presentation outlined the important role that Dealers play in the automotive relationship with consumers and the likelihood of disruption to the Dealer model.
The NADA Expo also opened on Friday and Dealers found an abundance of new technologies and solutions for their dealerships and participated in over 120 Dealer specific workshops that were on the schedule over the three days of the show.
The AADA Australia Party sponsored by Carsales.com.au and Pentana Solutions was held at Frankie’s Downtown where over 130 Australians came together to celebrate Australia Day.
The AADA Study Tour concluded with the AADA International Relations Dinner sponsored by Angle Finance and Cox Automotive, where Australian Dealers were joined by five former NADA Chairman and the NADA President Mike Stanton, together with international Dealer association representatives from across the world.
AADA is grateful for the support of our sponsors and NADA and looks forward to the 2024 NADA Show in Las Vegas next February.