In the extremely competitive and always evolving automotive industry, we are all looking for ways to come out on top. We want to find the perfect strategies to give us the advantage over our competition, stay sharp with our knowledge, and know what’s to come. In an age where communication is mostly digital, sometimes the best way to find a solution is by physically surrounding ourselves with like-minded people who understand the industry and have been in the trenches, just like us.
While there are quite a few automotive industry conferences around the country, D2D has compiled a list of what we think are the top 5 Automotive Conferences and what you can expect from each.
1. NADA Show
Looking to learn about the latest tools, tactics and automotive industry trends? The NADA show is designed to help dealers succeed at retailing while covering every area of the industry. With more than 700,000 square feet of exhibits – industry leaders, manufacturers, exhibitors and other key players can sit in on franchise meetings and workshop session, shop the expo floor and network with other industry leaders from around the country.
2. DrivingSales Executive Summit
Designed for top Owners, Dealer Principals, and Directors, DrivingSales Executive Summit focuses on the latest innovations and trailblazing strategies in the automotive retailing business. This event covers progressive topics in all areas of dealership operations while world-renowned experts are selected to provide their insight across all areas of progressive dealership operations.
3. Digital Dealer
Carefully designed to share groundbreaking strategies, to many aspects of the automotive business, the Digital Dealer Conference pulls together the latest and greatest technologies in the ever-evolving digital world. Dealers can choose from more than 100 educational sessions led by top dealership executives, trainers and consultants. Attendees can also demo products and services from 130+ technology-focused providers.
If you’re looking for a first hand account and missed Digital Dealer 27 in Las Vegas, we’ve got you covered! Check out our recap!
4. Women in Automotive Conference
Are you a female in the automotive industry? If so, this is a must for you! Designed by passionate woman looking to further the discussions between women, the Women in Automotive Conference focuses on all aspects of the auto industry, addresses challenges and educates while moving the industry forward. It’s not too late to sign up the June 2020 conference!
5. NIADA Convention
Designed for independent Used Car dealers, the NIADA Convention brings unaffiliated dealers together to share their strategies and insight. With over 210 exhibitors offering the newest and state-of-the-art services and products to help stay at the top in today’s competitive market. Attendees can choose from 60 educational sessions with different tracks to serve your dealership’s needs. You can still sign up for this year’s convention starting June 15th!
Not sure which shows are best for your dealership to attend? Contact us today and we can help you narrow it down based on your goals and who might be attending the conference. Of course, don’t forget to look out for D2D! We attend and have even spoken at some of these conferences, so there’s always a chance to see us.
Kristen has 11 years of experience within the creative side of advertising as an Art Director and Photographer. She is multi-faceted in her experiences and skills in both traditional and digital spaces, primarily for automotive marketing.