13 – 17 february 2020
las vegas nevada

NADA Study Tour 2020

Spend 4 days learning from the best in the world

The NADA Show is the retail automotive industry’s largest gathering, showcasing the latest automotive and dealership products and technologies, and giving everyday Dealers, OEM representatives, and allied industry professionals the chance to rub shoulders with global automotive leaders.

The NADA Show features workshop sessions conducted by world leaders in all aspects of dealership operations, as well as feature speakers. Attendees leave armed with the latest insights, analysis and strategies for the future of automotive retailing, and the most up-to-date information on data management, EV’s and OEM relations directly from NADA’s own Academy instructors and industry experts. The incredible NADA Expo fills the Las Vegas Convention Centre, with over 500 exhibitors taking up more than 650,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Tour highlights

AutoNation Dealership Tour. Visit one of this automotive retail giant’s more than 360 dealerships and learn from how one of the world’s largest dealership groups goes about its business

Exclusive AADA Gumtree International Industry Relations Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy Las Vegas, featuring Guest Speaker 2019 NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist

Exclusive AADA Carsales & Pentana Solutions Australia Party at Opium Lounge, Tao Las Vegas

Your hosts

James Voortman


AADA’s new CEO has extensive policy and automotive advocacy experience. Formerly an adviser to a Federal Minister, he has also worked in several senior policy roles in a range of industry associations.

Patrick Tessier

AADA Convention Director

Patrick has led 20 Study Tours to NADA Shows, on top of producing the AADA National Dealer Convention. His passion
for the industry and desire to  learn are infectious.

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Day 01

Thursday 13 February

With no official NADA Show events on this day, Tour participants will arrive early in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day easing into their surrounds, enjoying the amenities at the world-famous Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino, and mingling with their contemporaries.

Catch an evening show featuring some of the world’s leading entertainers, or try your luck at the tables. Enjoy a world-class meal, dance your jet lag away or simply relax by the pool.

Day 02

Friday 14 February

Tour participants will be treated to a behind the scenes look at the operations of one of the world’s leading dealership groups, touring an AutoNation USA dealership. This exclusive opportunity will provide participants with a revealing insight into the way an industry leader runs, with vital intellectual property they can take home and apply in their own businesses.

At the NADA Show, the workshop program begins with Orientation in the morning, a Super Session, workshops, and the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Day 03

Saturday 15 February

The workshop and Distinguished Speaker programs continue, while the massive Expo opens, with over 500 exhibitors filling more than 650,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The evening features one of the highlights of the tour: the AADA Gumtree International Industry Relations Dinner, with guest speaker Charlie Gilchrist, 2019 NADA Chairman. AADA is proud to have hosted this event over the past five years. The reigning NADA chairman has attended every year, a mark of the respect AADA has earned and a golden opportunity for tour participants to access world leaders in the retail automotive industry in an intimate setting.

Day 04

Sunday 16 February

The workshop and Distinguished Speaker programs continue, while several leading manufacturers hold their Dealer Franchise Meetings. The Expo Hall & Lifestyle Experience opens, while an optional ticketed event is the Women Driving Auto Retail Brunch, at Encore Las Vegas. With gender diversity a major issue in Australian dealerships, this is a great opportunity for your staff to meet and learn from the leading women in the field.

The famous AADA Carsales & Pentana Solutions Australia Party is the evening’s hot ticket event and will be held at the Opium Lounge at Tao. Now in its third year, this event is one that delegates from all over Australia look forward to. Study Tour participants enjoy exclusive entry to this fabulous event.

Day 05

Monday 17 February

This is the final day of the NADA Show, and an opportunity for delegates to catch any workshops or sessions they have missed, and/or take a final walk through the Expo. The workshop and Distinguished Speaker programs complete, while more OEMs hold their Dealer Franchise Meetings.

Then it is time to say goodbye, check out of Caesar’s, and make our way to the airport for the journey home. Take the time to reinforce what you have learned, what new understandings and methodology you will take home to implement, and reflect on what we are sure will have been a rewarding and enriching experience.

The full itinerary is available at:


Private room


Twin share


Optional Extras

  • Additional Nights - AU$400
  • Airport Transfer - POA*

* Prices are per person and are based on .69 US/AU exchange rates as at 25/06/2019 and is subject to change.

For tour bookings & further information please contact
Linda Millard – Event Manager

P. 03 9576 9944

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