Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential candidate for president in 2016, will give a keynote speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in January in New Orleans, the trade group said.
The former first lady and U.S. senator from New York will speak on the last day of the event, which is scheduled for Jan. 24-27.
"NADA has a long history of inviting high profile speakers who have provided diverse perspectives on a wide range of issues," Desmond Roberts, chairman of NADA's convention committee and a Chevrolet dealer in Hodgkins, Ill., said in a statement. "We've hosted U.S. presidents from both parties as well as prime ministers and other dignitaries who have offered interesting insights and opinions."
Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes media and NADA Chairman David Westcott, owner of David Westcott Buick-GMC of Burlington, N.C., will also deliver speeches.
Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, spoke at the closing of NADA's 2009 conference, as did former President George H.W. Bush.
Former Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, as well as former British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, also are past speakers at NADA.