Not since the high-flying days of Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith has Dallas … hosted the National Automobile Dealer Association convention.
After a 28-year absence, Dallas will be the site of NADA Show in 2023, the association said Monday in a blog post.
NADA held its annual convention there in 1995 and 1992.
“NADA’s board of directors has decided to add Dallas back to the list of cities that host the NADA Show,” said Steve Pitt, NADA senior vice president of conventions and expositions, in the post.
Pitt added: “Dallas is now one of the top five convention cities in the country. The convention center has expanded. Economic development has revitalized the downtown area with new hotels, restaurants and entertainment districts.”
It joins Las Vegas and New Orleans as NADA Show hosts during the first five years of the 2020s. That rotation is as follows:
- 2020 – Las Vegas (Feb. 14-17)
- 2021 – New Orleans (Jan. 21-24)
- 2022 – Las Vegas (March 10-13)
- 2023 – Dallas (Jan. 26-29)
- 2024 – Las Vegas (Feb. 2-5)
The convention will return to San Francisco this coming winter for NADA Show 2019, which is slated for Jan. 24-27 at the Moscone Center.
“We’re encouraging more dealership managers to attend the upcoming show, which offers numerous career development opportunities, such as the educational workshops and training sessions, including the new NADA Professional Series training program designed specifically for new and high-potential dealership managers,” NADA Show committee chair Annette DiLorenzo Thayer said.
NADA last hosted the convention in San Francisco in 2015.