2015 NATDA Trade Show Schedule – Nashville, Tennessee

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The 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center on September 10-12, 2015.  This will be the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) 8th annual trade show and our team is very excited to be in Nashville next year.  Mark your calendars and come see 267,000 sq. ft. of the latest trailers, parts and accessories!

The NATDA Trade Show & Convention caters specifically to the trailer dealers (not open to the public).  Our annual trade show continues to grow every year and is the perfect opportunity for dealers to network with industry professional where they will be able to buy, sell, learn and network all under one roof.  All segments of the trailer industry are represented, including: cargo, race car, horse, marine, dump, flatbed and toy hauler markets.  Dealers, trailer manufacturers, product/service vendors, financial institutions and insurance companies all come together at one show with the sole purpose of conducting business.  In recent years, NATDA has experienced significant growth from markets related to the trailer industry, such as truck accessories and RV’s.

The success of the last year’s trade show in 2014 has brought a significant surge of support for 2015 and a positive outlook for the industry in the upcoming year.  Statistics for the 2014 NATDA Trade Show & Convention are listed below:
▪ 425 Dealerships in Attendance
▪ 505 Dealerships Registered
▪ 63 Manufacturer Brands Exhibiting
▪ 116 Vendors Exhibiting

WHO CAN WALK THE TRADE SHOW?
DEALERS – NATDA welcomes trailers dealers and any operating dealer in a similar category/industry such as RV, auto, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and farm/lawn machinery.  There is NO COST to attend, but we will verify that you are a dealers prior to admittance into the trade show (please bring proof of ID and a business card).
TRAILER MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS – You must be a current and/or new 2015 NATDA member to receive a one day pass to walk the trade show.  One day pass only applies to businesses that have never attended the trade show.  If you have previously attended a trade show, your company will be required to exhibit at the 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention.
MEDIA – Please contact Heather Schulman at heathers@natda.org to request a media badge for admittance to the trade show.
PUBLIC – The 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention is not open to the public.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015  

 

8:00am-6:00pm Manufacturer Move-in
Thursday, September 10, 2015
12:00pm-6:00pm Vendor Move-in
12:30pm-5:30pm Dealer Education
6:00pm-8:00pm Dealer Reception hosted by LINK Trailer Parts
Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00am-8:30am Coffee & Donuts hosted by Redneck Trailer Supplies
8:30am-10:30am Elite Technical Workshops hosted by Redneck Trailer Supplies
10:30am-5:00pm Trade Show
5:00pm-7:00pm Dealer Reception “Redneck Honky Tonk” hosted by Redneck Trailer Supplies
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00am-2:00pm Trade Show
2:00pm-5:00pm Exhibitor Move-out

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DEALER EDUCATION
Thursday, September 10, 2015   
Classes will run from 12:30pm-5:30pm
12:30pm-1:30pm Selling More Trailers In Today’s Market presented by John Ace Underwood
12:30pm-1:30pm Building A Successful Service Department presented by Mark Podeyn
1:40pm-2:40pm Converting Calls Into Cash presented by John Ace Underwood
1:40pm-2:40pm How To Create A Profitable Rental Business For Your Dealership presented by Dave Tosh
2:50pm-3:50pm The Customer Journey presented by Steve Whittington
2:50pm-3:50pm Four Keys To A Profitable Parts Department presented by Mark Podeyn
4:00pm-4:20pm The Year In Industry Advocacy by Kendra Fritz
4:30pm-5:30pm Get Your Local Dealership Found Online Via Local SEO presented by Kent Lewis

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS
Friday, September 11, 2015   
Workshops will run from 8:30am-10:30am

–Dexter Axle provides “Technical Tips” on Axle Performance.
–Bulldog features “Technical Tips” on choosing the best coupling set up for maximum towing.