Ian Field, Chairman - AADA

Convention Success!

From rousing presentations and glittering entertainment, to unprecedented networking opportunities – The AADA National Dealer Convention once again enthused and empowered hundreds of Dealers from across the country. In this issue we take a look at some of the Convention’s…

Ian Leslie, AADA Convention Host and Veronica Johns, CEO - Fiat Chrysler Group Australia

‘I love this industry, I love Dealers, I love cars’

In her stirring keynote address, Veronica Johns opened the Convention with the trademark enthusiasm that has marked her astonishing career. From the moment she walked on stage, Veronica Johns had the audience engaged as she prepared herself to deliver one…

Former PM, The Hon. John Howard OM AC

Convention Closes With Applause

Former Prime Minister The Honourable John Howard OM AC proved that he’s lost none of the qualities that helped him hold office for eleven years. ‘Strong’, ‘determined’ and ‘a true leader’ were just some of the terms used by delegates…

Evan Stents, Partner - HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

The Changing Franchise Agreement

A long-time Convention guest, this year HWL Ebsworth Lawyers Partner Evan Stents, delivered hopeful news to Dealers. From the outset, Evan Stents made no illusion about the nature of Franchise Agreements and whose interests they are foremost designed to protect….

Tony Weber, Chief Executive - FCAI

Policy Matters

FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber talks about access to service and repair information, imported used cars and the importance of the new AADA to Dealers. The inclusion of Tony Weber at this year’s Convention proved extremely useful for Dealers as…

Fraud Results Shock Delegates

The results of the Moore Stephens investigation into dealership fraud revealed fascinating insights into how and why staff are scamming dealerships. 96 percent of fraud takes place within the walls of the dealership business and 87 percent of perpetrators are…

Deloitte’s Jon Graham

Hold the Celebrations

At this year’s Convention, Deloitte’s Jon Graham and Doug Tredinnick chose the theme ‘A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens’ to explain the three significant events that led to The Changing Landscape in GST and LCT. They were: Ghost of Christmas…

Issue 5 Crossword Answers ‘Cars on Screen”

ACROSS: 2. Sunbeam, 6. Herbie, 8. Mini, 9. Dodge, 10. Lincoln, 11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 12. Gran Torino, 13. Ferrari, 15. Kitt. DOWN: 1. Dodge, 3. Aston Martin, 4. Pontiac, 5. De Lorean, 7. Flintmobile, 13. Fatboy, 14. Alpine.

Former PM drops in on Convention Trade Exhibit

Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister John Howard paid a surprise visit to the Convention’s Trade Exhibit prior to presenting his highly acclaimed closing keynote at this year’s Convention. Accompanied by AADA CEO Patrick Tessier, John Howard stopped and generously…

Alan Bergman Uncovers a Goldmine

In just 75 minutes Alan Bergman helped Dealers uncover incredible ways to boost their fixed operations and bottom line. Practiced, confident and equipped with first-hand experience in managing dealerships to success, Alan Bergman’s timely and thought-provoking insights were well-received by…