NADA Moves Dates for 2015 - 2018 Conventions

Mark your calendars: Four-day annual NADA and ATD conventions to run Thursday to Sunday

Jun 27, 2013, 10:07 ET from National Automobile Dealers Association

MCLEAN, Va., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2015, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo will be held Thursday to Sunday, instead of Friday to Monday.

"After surveying the membership and exhibitors, the consensus was to end the convention on Sunday, instead of Monday," said Desmond Roberts, chairman of NADA's Convention Committee and a Chevrolet dealer in Hodgkins, Illinois. "The Thursday to Sunday timeframe will allow convention attendees to be back at work earlier the following week."

For more than 40 years, the NADA convention has been held Friday to Monday. The 2014 NADA and American Truck Dealers (ATD) conventions will be held concurrently in New Orleans from Jan. 24-27 as scheduled from Friday to Monday.

Here are the revised dates for the NADA and ATD conventions in 2015 to 2018:

  • 2015 – San Francisco (Jan. 22-25)
  • 2016 – Las Vegas (March 31 - April 3)
  • 2017 – New Orleans (Jan. 26-29)
  • 2018 – Las Vegas (March 22-25)

Considered as the "Automotive Industry Event of the Year," the 2013 NADA convention drew more than 21,000 attendees, which included new-car and -truck dealers and their managers, manufacturer and allied executives, exhibitors and members of the media.

For more information on the NADA convention, visit For more information on the ATD convention, visit


The NADA Story

NADA has been the voice of the dealer since 1917. That's when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation's capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with more than 32,000 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit

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