NADA Convention, networking whether there or not

NADA Convention, networking whether there or not
12 Feb 2010

NADA Convention, networking whether there or not

If you can’t make the NADA Convention in Orlando Fla. you can still learn what’s going on. If you are there you can streamline your meetups, demos and session choices. Here’s what we’ve found so far that can help.

On the site of Automotive Digital Marketing, – an online community of auto industry professionals, marketers and Internet sales managers – is a live feed of tweets from folks who are attending the convention. The subject hash is #NADA2010, though it looks like #2010NADA works as well.

Those who’ve registered for the convention can use their assigned short code to join NetworkNow, an online matchmaking tool that helps you focus in on just those companies, products and people you want to see and talk with and about. You can search for products and services, schedule appointments with participating exhibitors, create a personalized, printable show floor plan, and search workshop sessions for topics and speakers based on your areas of interest. Once NetworkNow delivers your matches, you can schedule an appointment right from the Web platform. Here’s a PDF of the details.

Automotive News, the print and Web publication of the National Independent Automotive Dealers Association (NIADA) is publishing a daily e-magazine of the NADA convention events.

What we’re not finding is any session Webcasting, free or paid. We think that’s a missed opportunity, though it’s good to see the auto industry taking some digital leaps.


Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.