Category: International

AADA 2020 MOVING FORWARD

The COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings such as the annual AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo impossible to hold at this time, but that doesn’t mean AADA is not still going to provide an event for Dealers to learn…

AADA LEADS ATTACK ON GM AT SENATE INQUIRY

AADA CEO James Voortman has led a chorus of criticism of the way General Motors has handled the Holden brand’s withdrawal from the Australian market, testifying before a Senate Inquiry last month. On Monday 3 August, the Senate Committee conducting…

NADA BOSS TO RETIRE

The US National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) announced in May that President and CEO Peter Welch would retire at the end of 2020. Mr Welch, 67, who spoke at the 2015 AADA National Dealer Convention, was appointed by the NADA…

NISSAN PULLS OUT OF EUROPE’S COMPACT CAR MARKET

Nissan has announced it will end sales of two compact cars in Europe and Russia, citing a consumer swing away toward utilities in the segment. It follows General Motors’ announcement it would to cease production of right hand drive vehicles,…

WE WANT YOU! SPEAK AT THE AADA CONVENTION

With plans underway for the rebooted AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo we are creating a dynamic and engaging program to meet the new challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to the front of our operational agenda’s. It is…

DIGITAL FOCUS IN EXPO

It is no longer sufficient for dealerships to have a token online presence. They must become expert in the methods, technologies and strategies required to bring customers through their digital front door. Designing the best, most interactive and complete experience…

JOIN US AT THE REBOOTED AADA CONVENTION NEXT MARCH

“The best-laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew” – Robert Burns.COVID-19 has played havoc with plans to hold any kind of mass gathering, but with things beginning to open up again, AADA is confident our rebooted AADA…

Embrace disruption, pioneer change: Cameron

New Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has encouraged retail automotive Dealers to embrace disruption during what he described as “the most significant changes in private mobility for over a century”. Delivering the keynote address at the 2019…

Death of the Dealer greatly exaggerated: Koblenz

The approaching arrivals of electric and autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing services, are supposed to herald the death knell of the retail automotive dealership. However, that is far from the case, NADA executive vice-president and chief legal counsel, Andy Koblenz, has…