Every year the AADA Convention provides attendees with a dynamic, information-and-inspiration packed line-up of high profile keynote speakers and leading industry figures.
In 2013 we had Martin Ward, AP Eagers CEO, international guest David Kain and the ex-Chairman of Toyota Australia, John Conomos OAM who shared their unique insights and business expertise with us.
This year, we’ve raised the bar even higher by presenting three individuals with a mountain of in-the-trenches knowledge and hands-on experience in their chosen professions.
The real deal kicks off on Thursday 10 July at nine o’clock when Veronica Johns, the Australian President and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Group will deliver the Convention’s Opening Keynote address and share with us what it takes to get to the top in an industry that has traditionally been a male dominated one When Johns was appointed in 2013, she became the first Australian woman to run a local car company, and the outgoing CEO Clyde Campbell said: “When they did the assessment, Veronica was by far the best candidate.”
Our international guest speaker this year is Paul Cummings who we welcome back after a seven year absence to deliver four 90 minute workshops on Friday 11 July at 8.30am, 10.15am, 2.00pm and 3.45pm.
His specially tailored presentations will cover ‘Living as a Leader’, ‘Premium Customer Care’, ‘Player Development’ and ‘Level 10 Experience’ – each one a blueprint on how A Successful Dealership is the Result of a Well Planned Journey. Those who saw Cummings in 2007 will recall his passion for advising Dealer Principals and managers on how best to reach their goals. If you missed his presentation then, you can you can bet a mountain-top experience is coming your way.
The closing keynote will be delivered by Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, the Honourable John Howard OM AC SSI on Saturday 12 July at 4.15pm. During his 11 years in the top job, his government introduced a raft of reforms including the sale of Telstra, the restructuring of industrial relations and the introduction of a goods and services tax. It was reported that at a recent post-budget breakfast, the former PM described Treasure Joe Hockey’s first budget as a “the main game budget” for which the government should be largely commended. He added that other necessary reforms are taxation and labour market reform. What other key changes and economic measures will need to be introduced to bring Australia’s budget back into the black and help the country move forward? These and other insights will no doubt be revealed when Howard presents the closing keynote at this year’s convention.
Together, these three influential speakers will provide attendees with one of the most exciting and stimulating Conventions in years.