NADA Convention expands expo to meet demand


The National Automobile Dealers Association has had to expand its borders.

The association reports that the floor plan of the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco has been increased to accommodate a large number of requests for exhibit space.

“There has been an overwhelming response from companies applying for booth space,” Steve Pitt, NADA vice president of conventions and expositions, said in a release this week.

“So far, we’ve received more than 500 requests from companies that want to exhibit, and the expansion will allow us to accommodate most of them.”

The NADA Convention runs Thursday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Moscone Center. The NADA Expo, which runs Jan. 23-25, will now occupy more than 600,000 square feet of exhibit space in the lower levels of Moscone South, Moscone North and Levels 1 and 2 of Moscone West.

“In addition, 10 out of 42 hotels sold out during the first week of attendee registration,” Pitt added.

The keynote speakers are former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell, III, on Friday, Jan. 23; Jay Leno and NADA Vice Chairman Bill Fox on Saturday, Jan. 24; and inspirational speaker Beck Weathers on Sunday, Jan. 25. Click here for the speaker bios.

Online registration is now open. Early bird registration ends Sept. 12, which includes a $100 discount from the onsite rate.