By Wes Lutz, NADA Chairman

It’s big, it’s bright and it’s the only place you need to be to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished in the auto industry this year: the 2019 NADA Show. Thousands of fellow dealers and managers, OEM executives, allied industry and international guests will converge in the City by the Bay January 24-27. It’s not too late to register online and make your plans to join us.

It’s been four years since NADA has held our celebration in the city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge will once again be our backdrop in January. NADA is proud to bring you the only four-day industry event that showcases 500 exhibitors on a sold-out expo floor, 100 renowned workshop sessions and dynamic lifestyle programs, and the opportunity to network with the best and brightest in our industry. As always, the NADA Show is the only place that can bring exclusive franchise meetings where you get the chance to meet with your OEMs’ top executives and discuss important industry issues for the benefit of our customers.

Join us at the Opening general session on Friday, Jan. 25, where I’ll be honored to talk to you about the state of our industry as 2018 NADA chairman. We’ll also welcome our special guest speaker, Kat Cole, COO and president of Focus Brands. She will tell you how she rose through the ranks of corporate America to attain the title of CEO by the age of 32. During our Saturday general session, Charlie Gilchrist, 2019 NADA chairman, will proudly take the reins. Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey will take the stage, where we’ll get an entertaining rendition of politics and current events. And don’t miss our Sunday Inspirational Session, where Major Dan Rooney will uplift you from his perspective as a decorated fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, PGA golfer and philanthropist.

If you haven’t booked your travel plans yet, today is the time to do it, as rooms are nearly sold out at popular premiere hotels. Don’t miss your chance to secure yours.

I’ve said it time and time again: today is the best time ever to be an auto dealer. Together, we’ve successfully tackled so many critical issues throughout 2018 and it’s time to celebrate in the City by the Bay. Register today and join us at the one event you cannot miss! I’ll see you all in San Francisco!


Wes Lutz, 2018 NADA chairman, is president of Extreme Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Ram Inc. in Jackson, Mich.

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