More than 500 companies registered to show thousands of products in some 650,000 square feet of space at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NADA Show. All the while, exhibitors may try to wrangle you into their booth to grab a bit of your time and, they hope, your business. It can be a daunting, even dizzying, task to try to sort out where to go. Here are six destinations that could be guide points on your NADA journey.
6 things to check out at the show
Fancy yourself a basketball sharpshooter? Could you have been the next Steph Curry but instead chose to go into auto retail? Your worlds could collide at QB Business Solutions' booth. You could win a free Apple Watch or a Fitbit out of the deal.
SiriusXM is giving away four guitars autographed by musicians to showgoers who visit its booth, the company said. It's also hosting DJ sets Saturday and Sunday and a happy hour at 3 p.m. both days. Former Major League Baseball star Mike Piazza is set to join the party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Dogs will lend a paw for a charity auction to benefit the NADA Foundation's Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Program at 11 a.m. Sunday at KAR Global's booth. Proceeds will go to the McCarthy program, which in turn supports Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
New for 2020, the show has corralled all of the first-time exhibitors into a special area. These companies are looking to be players in the next wave of auto retail solutions. Even Amazon had to start somewhere.
Want to load the whole family into a mobile living room without getting an RV or camper? Or have you dreamed of going mud bogging, but the stock suspension and wheel package on your pickup have limited you to doing doughnuts around your cul-de-sac in the snow? Sherrod Customs, formerly known as Sherrod Vans, will be displaying custom conversion vans and lifted trucks that can help you dream of more adventurous voyages.
At this point, only the most anti-social hermits among us have never heard of Twitter or Facebook. Social media can be a valuable tool for not only sales, but recruiting as well. At NADA's interactive Social Connection Zone, there will be daily social media learning sessions, interactive discussions and — key for those frequent social media users — rapid charging stations.
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