A SUCCESSFUL LOOK INTO 2020 AND BEYOND AT CONVENTION

The AADA 2019 National Dealer Convention and Expo was another successful event with a high calibre of speakers and presentations. The event started with the Chairman’s Dinner, with former Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams discussing his efforts to stop parallel imports…

COOPERATION THE KEY TO PROFITABILITY: VOORTMAN

New AADA CEO, James Voortman, has urged Dealers to work together, not just with each other but with OEMs and governments, to restore a focus on profitability in dealerships. Speaking at the AADA 2019 National Dealer Convention, Mr Voortman said…

CANBERRA PRESENCE PAYING OFF: KEATING

The establishment of an office in Canberra helped AADA become one of Australia’s most effective business associations, according to AADA Chairman, Terry Keating. Speaking at the AADA 2019 National Dealer Convention, Mr Keating said the last 12 months had seen…

LESSONS LEARNED – INDUSTRY EXPERT PANEL SESSIONS

One of the goals of the AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo is for Dealers to get together and share ideas and strategies. The Industry Panel Sessions brought together some of the leaders in their fields in crucial aspects of…

ATTRACT MORE WOMEN, GENDER DIVERSITY PANEL SAYS

The retail automotive industry does a great job of supporting and nurturing the women in its ranks; it just needs to get better at attracting them, and developing them into leadership roles, according to the Gender Diversity panel at the…

CUSTOMER FOCUS THE KEY TO F&I RECOVERY: PANEL

Putting the customer back at the centre of the process is the key to adapting to the changing Finance and Insurance environment. That was the conclusion of the F&I panel at the AADA 2019 National Dealer Convention & Expo. F&I…

ROI IS MORE THAN JUST SALES: PANEL

Return on investment is what any business strives for, but with dealership ROI falling to as low as 0.4 percent in the second half of 2018 dealerships are facing tough times. The expert panel, hosted by Dale McCauley, Partner, Deloitte…

DISPUTE RESOLUTION KEY TO STRONG AUTO CODE: PANEL

Ensuring a robust dispute resolution process is part of the Automotive Code is the most important next step for AADA as it works with the Federal Government in the development of the Code, according to MacPherson Kelley National Director, James…

Get personal, Dealers urged

Devin Daly, CEO of SpinCar and special guest speaker at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, has urged Australian Dealers to follow the lead of Netflix and Amazon by striving to make consumers’ online experiences as personalised as possible. In…

JLR BOSS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS

AADA is delighted to have secured Jaguar Land Rover Australia’s Managing Director, Mark Cameron, to deliver the keynote address at the AADA 2019 National Dealer Convention & Expo. The partnership between Dealers and manufacturers is more important than ever, and…