Category: AADA National Dealer Convention

ONLINE WORKSHOPS POPULAR AND CONVENIENT

The online workshop program of the Moving Forward event were a great success. Despite the odd minor technological glitch, they allowed delegates the freedom to pick and choose which of our vast array of experts they wanted to hear from….

SERVICE DEPARTMENT PROFIT EXPLORATION & ACCELERATION

Dealers should be aiming to achieve 20% return on sales in their service departments, according to Chris Downie, from Silver-Bullet Business Advisory, in his session at AADA 2020 Moving Forward. Mr Downie said it was time for Dealers to undertake…

‘NEW MATH’ KEY TO COMBATTING MARGIN COMPRESSION

Dealers and used car managers needed to understand ‘the new math’ of used car sales if they wanted to combat margin compression and operate a profitable used car department, Dale Pollak, EVP & Founder, vAuto – Cox Automotive, said in…

SEAMLESS CONNECTION BETWEEN ONLINE AND OFFLINE THE KEY

Seamless connection between online and offline operations is the key to conquering The Next Digital Frontier in Auto, according to the panellists of the feature session of that title hosted by Autotrader & CarsGuide Chief Executive Officer Shaun Cornelius at…

BEING FIRST THE KEY WITH ONLINE CAR BUYERS

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition to digital vehicle sales and heightened the importance of effective virtual showrooms. In a timely presentation on the behaviour of car buyers, Richard Dicello, Dealer Sales Director at Autotrader and Gumtree Cars, and…

SENATOR’S STRONG WORDS ON FRANCHISING

NSW Labor Senator, Deborah O’Neill, who was a strong advocate for Dealers in her role on the Senate Committee inquiry into Holden, joined AADA CEO, James Voortman, in conversation as part of the AADA Policy Update and Industry Overview on…

FRANCHISE FIGHT A KEYNOTE ISSUE

AADA Chairman Terry Keating dismissed the Federal Government’s proposed voluntary Code of Conduct as “worthless”, while Government Senator David Van committed to continue his support for a fairer deal for franchisees, during the Keynote Session at the AADA 2020 Moving…

MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

When COVID-19 hit, there was no playbook on how to respond, how to not just sustain and protect but to prepare businesses for growth post-pandemic. Convention Host, David ‘Macca’ McCarthy, sat down with Paul Scurrah, Former CEO & Managing Director,…

DON’T BE SCARED, BE PREPARED

The second part of the Industry Overview featured Dr Marco Hecker, Auto Sector Leader, Deloitte China, who examined the evolving automotive landscape with an automotive-sector strategic focus. The global automotive ecosystem is embarking on an unprecedented period of change, with…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…