By Na’Tasha Jones, NADA, Sr. Marketing Manager

Get to know fellow attendees, make new connections and have fun at our networking receptions and happy hours at this year’s NADA Show. Although all the networking and entertainment will be taking place online, we’ve put together some amazing opportunities celebrate the Show together, make new connections and play games for amazing prizes.

Check out the newly-updated details on reception activities taking place at this year’s NADA Show.

NADA Show 2021 Opening Night Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, February 9, 5pm-6pm EST

Kick off the highly anticipated NADA Show 2021 at the Opening Night Reception on February 9. Attendees can network and engage with one another in one or more of the five virtual reception breakout rooms.

The reception will be divided into different Breakout Rooms, where attendees may choose their preferred entertainment and discussion topics.

Each room hosts a different theme and activities, offering tons of ways to connect and have fun with fellow attendees in this virtual environment.

NADA Academy Alumni & NextGen Reception

The annual NADA Academy Alumni Reception celebrates the first day of NADA Show 2021. See the finalist videos for the Academy Experience finalists, welcome 2020 graduates into the alumni club, vote for Academy instructor

Whiskey & Automotive Trivia Happy Hour

sponsored by Work Truck Solutions 

Do you know your cars, trucks, EVs, and autonomous vehicle trivia? Bring your favorite whiskey (or drink of choice) and join us for a chance to win awesome prizes like an RV Camping Vacation, Virtual Whiskey Tasting Experience, and more! Meet industry leaders and get to know the team specialists at Work Truck Solutions. Jim Press, former COO of Toyota North America, will join us to discuss major growth opportunities in 2021. Learn more.

Blingo Bingo

Having taken London by storm with consistently sold out shows, Grandma Flash and her 87-year-old love interest, DJ Harry Spelvin, have turned their attention to delivering you an unconventional, hilarious bingo experience full of 90s Hip Hop, granny dancing and pure laughs, plus some very unique prizes! Learn more.

Flavor Explorers

Come along for a journey of flavor discovery as we baffle your taste buds, challenge your senses and find your very own flavor profile. Join us for this fun diversion of scents, sounds and laughs! Learn more.

The opening night is only the beginning, though. Check out these additional happy hours and receptions taking place at this year’s Show.

Wednesday, February 10

Women Driving Auto Retail Happy Hour

Sponsored by Ally and CarGurus, this first-ever virtual Women Driving Auto Retail event will showcase insights from women who are shaping auto retail in the industry today and connect with industry-leading women creating opportunities for the next generation. Learn more about this limited-capacity event.  

NADA PAC’s 2021 Virtual NextGen Reception —Beers and Bureaucracy: The Political Future Ahead 

Please join us as we bring happy hour to the homes of NextGen leaders in the retail auto and truck industries. Brewmaster Jason Taylor will kick off the event, revealing the tightly held secrets behind brewing your favorite beer. Liam Donovan of Bracewell LLP, a true Washington insider, will follow to discuss what you should be preparing for under four years of President Biden’s administration. Learn more.

Gamers Delight Happy Hour

Put your thinking caps on and make sure you are ready to get moving with this hilarious and entertaining gameshow! Winner of the final round will win one free registration; one free guest registration and one three-night hotel stay for NADA Show 2022 in Las Vegas! Learn more.

Thursday, February 11

Closing Reception, 4:30pm – 5pm EST

Patrick Sieben, an NADA favorite at Shows in Las Vegas, will join as for a rockin’ virtual reception to celebrate a successful NADA Show 2021. After the workshops, franchise meetings and Main Stage events are over and the Expo Hall has closed, the Show continues! Learn more.

Learn about more opportunities to connect with attendees, exhibitors and affiliates in our Network Now matchmaking feature.

NADA Show 2021 takes place Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb, 11. See the full schedule of events and register today for NADA Show 2021.

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