NADA 2019 begins this week (JAN 24-27) in San Francisco. To kick off the event, we dedicated this episode of our live weekly broadcast to have a look at all the action. From keynote speakers to planned functions and activities, this podcast and video covers a lot of ground.
Hosted by Myself and Terry Lancaster, the show also features a couple special guests who were able to tune in on last-minute’s notice: Mike “The Car Guy” Correra from DealerBuilt joined in via video; Amy Hughes from Experian Automotive spoke with us over the phone for a few minutes as well.
3 Keynotes from Outside Automotive
Each year, NADA brings industry experts and motivational speakers to share insights on business innovations and solutions that will help drive your dealership into the future. The first ten minutes of the show we talk about the three keynotes that are slated:
- Kat Cole, President & COO, Focus Brands North America: “Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster”
- Dana Carvey, Comedian
- Maj. Dan Rooney, USAF: “A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice”
NADA Show 2019 Party and Event Calendar
In the last ten minutes of the show, we pick through Arnold Tijerina’s Party and Event Calendar. This comprehensive list of activities shows day, time, and name of venue for more than 20 planned events and activities over the weekend. Great thinking, Arnold!
DealerBuilt Presents Live with Lopes
Correra’s company DealerBuilt has teamed up with Automotive Influencer Frank J Lopes this year. Frank has arranged more than 20 live interviews from the DealerBuilt booth. Here’s his announcement about it on his Facebook page. Frank is a fantastic interviewer and FB Live streamer. Definitely something to look forward to.
Dealer Inspire Live Band Karaoke
On Friday evening, Dealer Inspire is throwing NADA’s biggest pre-party with Mike & Joe, the best damn cover band on the planet. Meet up for rooftop drinks, food, and the chance to sing karaoke as the frontman for a live band! Go here for more information about the event.
About AC ON AIR
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