5 Things We’re Excited About at NADA Show 2019
NADA Show 2019 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see everyone in San Francisco. From the workshops and speakers to the expo hall and networking events, it gets harder every year to fit even more show into just a few short days. As usual, NADA has an impressive line up of speakers and one-of-a-kind experiences on the agenda. Here are just a few of the many things we’re excited to see and do at NADA 2019.
1. The New Moscone Center
The NADA Show will be one of the first events held at the newly renovated Moscone Center. In addition to installing “state-of-the-art everything,” the renovation expanded the exhibition space to 500,000 square feet, which is roughly double its previous square footage. NADA Show attendees will be among the first to experience an event in the new Moscone Center, getting the chance to explore new community art spaces and try new restaurants/concessions between NADA activities.
2. The Keynote Speakers
As always, NADA has lined up some all-star keynote speakers. To start, NADA President Wes Lutz will join Kat Cole, COO and President of Focus Brands, for the first general session of the show: “Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster.” In her four years as the President of Cinnabon, Kat Cole led the brand’s resurgence to 1,200 stores in 60 countries, with sales surpassing $1 billion. During the opening general session, she will share insights and perspectives from her experience leading some of the most well-known food brands in the world, including best practices for businesses of all sizes, and what it takes it develop successful teams and drive growth through innovation.
On Saturday, Emmy award winner Dana Carvey will take the stage. And on Sunday, attendees have the opportunity to be inspired by professional golfer and decorated fighter pilot, Major Dan Rooney.
3. PureCars Happy Hour
As our friends and clients know, there’s no party like a PureCars’ party. Come see for yourself and celebrate NADA with us at International Smoke on Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Stop by to network with industry leaders and enjoy some tasty food and drinks. Tickets are free, but space is limited so get yours before they run out. Click here to get your free ticket and get on the list.
4. Distinguished Speakers Series
Introduced last year, the Distinguished Speakers Series goes beyond the standard talk tracks, offering insights from industry leaders and other trail blazers on topics like innovation, leadership strategies, company culture, team building and more. This year, the series kicks off with Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 fighter pilot. This is an especially great session for women in automotive, as Carey will be talking about being a leader in a male dominated field, and offering insights on how she translated her experience in the Navy to climb the corporate ladder.
On Friday, Alan Haig and Dale Pollak have a session on the future of auto retail and how dealers can prepare for the next evolution. Saturday’s session is about creating an environment that fosters creativity with the former president of Adidas North America, Mark King. Mark will talk to attendees about how he transformed Adidas’ culture and how they can cultivate the kind of energy and enthusiasm that drives profitable growth for their organization.
The series closes out on Sunday with two distinguished speakers. The first session is with motivational speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Rick Rigsby, and is all about making an impact by improving communication. The final speaker is Bill Rancic – an entrepreneur and winner of the first season of The Apprentice. In his session, Bill will provide insights about innovation in business and in life, based on his experience and the strategies he’s used to get where he is today.
5. The Expo Floor
There’s nothing quite like the buzz of the expo floor at an NADA Show. As an exhibitor, we have a blast meeting so many new people, and catching up with friends, clients and partners. Even beyond the PureCars booth, there is such much for attendees to do and see around the expo floor. There are awesome lifestyle experiences where attendees can take a break and relax – this year that includes an oxygen bar that we just can’t wait to check out for ourselves. Not to mention, specialty booths like the Social Connection Zone which has some great sessions this year about customer loyalty and trending topics like block chain. This year, NADA has also added a new Dealer/Manager Lounge where dealership teams can take a break, grab a cold drink and review their daily schedules.
As you are walking the expo floor this year, come say hi to the PureCars team at Booth #6229W! We have a lot of cool prizes to give away, including an iPhone XS and Apple Watch. Click here to find out how you can enter to win!
What are some of the things you’re excited to see and do at NADA Show 2019? Let us know by commenting below!
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