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Four Things We’re Looking Forward to at NADA 2019

Impel (formerly SpinCar) is heading to San Francisco, and what better way to kick off the New Year than by attending the 2019 NADA show! We’re excited to reconnect and meet with automotive executives, industry leaders, and exhibitors at the biggest automotive show of the year.

The National Automobile Dealers Association Show is the auto industry’s premier marketplace, bringing together top market products, services, and technologies with key players and leaders in the automotive industry. If you’re heading to the show, here are a few of our favorite things about NADA that you have to look forward to.

1. Distinguished Speaker Series

This speaker series goes above and beyond the typical rhetoric, giving attendees high-level insight into success. This year speakers will focus on leadership, dealership culture, team building, and personal and business achievement.

Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, an aviator, author, and speaker, will commence the Distinguished Speaker sessions. Through her experiences in fast-moving and dynamic environments, she learned that “high-performing teams require fearless leaders and continuous collaboration.”

Friday’s education session, Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Auto Retail, is led by Alan Haig, President of Haig Partners, and Dale Pollak, Founder and Executive Vice President of vAuto / Cox. Mark King, Executive Emeritus of Adidas, will kickoff the weekend with his session about creating an environment that allows creativity, and Sunday will be a doubleheader with Dr. Rick Rigsby and NBC’s The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic.

2. Keynote Speakers

Every year at NADA attendees get the chance to sit in on incredibly motivational sessions lead by industry experts and speakers. This year, Emmy Winner Dana Carvey and Major Dan Rooney, PGA professional and USAF Fighter Pilot, are among contributors.

2018 NADA Chairman Wesley Lutz, 2018 NADA Vice Chairman Charles Gilchrist, and COO and President of FOCUS Brands North America Kat Cole will also share their experience in business, leadership, innovation, and automotive with NADA attendees.

3. Impel Happy Hour

One of our favorite things to do at these automotive events is to create and nurture relationships with dealership executives and other industry leaders. Stop by booth 6359W in Moscone Hall West to have a drink and socialize with the Impel team Friday through Sunday. We’ll be serving drinks at the SpinBar from 12 PM until the expo hall closes.


4. The Expo Experience at Moscone Hall

Last but not least, our absolute favorite part of NADA – the expo hall! The hall is buzzing from start to finish every day as exhibitors, dealers, and visitors weave their way through booths of the industry’s top market products and services.

Impel will be well represented in the expo hall at booth 6359W with members from Direct Sales, Ad Technology, Customer Success, Product, and Executive teams. Our team will be there to present quick demos of our suite of advanced digital merchandising tools.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there and enjoying a drink with you at our booth! If you’d like to set up a time to sit down with one of our product consultants at NADA, you can schedule a demo here.  If you aren’t attending, you can still take a virtual demo right from your desk.