After three years of holding its annual convention in partnership with Cherokee Media Group’s National Remarketing Conference during Used Car Week, the National Auto Auction Association will return to having its own standalone event this fall.
NAAA is hosting its event Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
The association said in a news release that its executive committee made the decision “in response to requests from its membership.”
NAAA president Chad Bailey said in the news release: “Resuming our autonomous annual meeting will allow us to concentrate on NAAA’s priorities with more targeted content on issues relevant to the auto-auction business and the work NAAA conducts all year long in such areas as standards, safety, advocacy and the future of wholesale auto auctions.”
He later added in the release: “We appreciate the dedication and hard work Cherokee Media Group has devoted to professionally producing our shared meeting in the past three years. On behalf of NAAA, I want to thank them for their partnership and encourage our members to continue supporting and attending their events. As part of that effort, NAAA has pledged to continue as a sponsor and industry partner with the National Remarketing Conference, joining with the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, National Auto Finance Association and the American Recovery Association in support of Used Car Week.”
Used Car Week is scheduled for Nov. 11-15 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
Bill Zadeits, who is president of Cherokee Media Group, said: “We will continue to strongly support the NAAA and its meetings to accomplish the important work of the industry and for the good of the entire auto remarketing community.
“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Remarketing Conference this year, we look forward to having NAAA continue as one of our industry partners as we gather the auto remarketing and used-car industries together again during Used Car Week.”