HEAD OF GM & EX-PM, HEADLINE NADA 2020

Mary T Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, headlines the 2020 NADA Show in Las Vegas in February, to which AADA will run its annual study tour.

Ms Barra will present GM’s intention to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. In her keynote address, “Building a Stronger Future for Customers, Dealers and General Motors”, she will share the company’s progress towards achieving its bold vision and the critical role Dealers play in the future, which will include electric and self-driving vehicles.

Ms Barra believes that to build customers’ loyalty and trust in a rapidly changing industry, it is more important than ever to keep them at the centre of our business.

Another feature speaker is former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron. One of the most prominent global influencers of the early 21st century, Mr Cameron served as Prime Minister of the UK from 2010 to 2016. He will provide an unrivalled perspective on the future of the EU, Britain’s place in the world following Brexit, and a unique insight on the rise of populist politicians and parties at a time of profound global change.

The NADA Show is the retail automotive industry’s largest gathering, showcasing the latest automotive and dealership products and technologies, and giving everyday Dealers, OEM representatives and allied industry professionals the chance to rub shoulders with global automotive leaders.
The NADA Show features workshop sessions on all aspects of dealership operations conducted by world leaders, as well as feature speakers. Attendees leave armed with the latest insights, analysis and strategies for the future of automotive retailing, and the most up-to-date information on data management, EVs and OEM relations, direct from NADA’s own Academy instructors and industry experts.

The incredible NADA Expo fills the Las Vegas Convention Centre, with more than 500 exhibitors taking up more than 650,000 square feet of exhibit space.

The AADA Study Tour runs from 13 to 17 February. Highlights include:

  • AutoNation Dealership Tour. Visit one of this automotive retail giant’s more than 360 dealerships and learn how one of the world’s largest dealership groups goes about its business.
  • Exclusive AADA Gumtree International Industry Relations Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy Las Vegas, featuring Guest Speaker 2019 NADA Chairman, Charlie Gilchrist.
  • Exclusive AADA Carsales & Pentana Solutions Australia Party at the Opium Lounge, Tao Las Vegas.

The Tour will be hosted by AADA CEO, James Voortman, and AADA Convention Director, Patrick Tessier, who has led 20 Study Tours to NADA.

If you are interested in joining us, register online at: www.aadastudytours.com.au.

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