I can’t wait to join thousands of dealers, vendors, OEMs and media professionals in Las Vegas for the 2012 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo. If you haven’t been, you’re in for a treat. NADA is one of the largest automotive-related events in the United States. You’ll find informative workshops, globally recognized keynote speakers and a huge selection of exhibitors. All in an exciting city like Vegas.

It’s also a great opportunity to spend time with our customers, partners and industry counterparts. We tend to get tied up with email and cell phones, but nothing compares to a handshake and face-to-face conversation.

In addition to networking with our friends, customers and peers, I’m also excited about a few of the activities we’ll have at the ADESA booth. After all, it wouldn’t be NADA without some fun. Be sure to stop by booth 1141 for:

The debut of a new AuctionTrac app
ADESA will be doing demos of AuctionTrac’s amazing new app. I really think this app will change the way dealers do business on sale day. It puts everything you need in the palm of your hand. You can quickly browse vehicle run lists, view detailed condition reports and get market value information. Then, you can even manage financing, PSIs and transportation right from your iPhone or iPad. There’s so much more to this app; you need to see it for yourself to really understand everything it can do.

The AuctionTrac app won’t hit the Apple Store until March, but we wanted to use this opportunity to see what our customers think. Stop by the booth and share your comments and feedback.

The AuctionTrac iPad app interface.














Charity motorcycle auction
On Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m. PST, ADESA will auction off a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle at our booth. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Canine Companions for Independence, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs in the country. This is a wonderful organization. They provide assistance dogs and ongoing support to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. Come by and support this worthy cause—and you just might head home with a Harley-Davidson.

Auction proceeds from this Harley-Davidson motorcycle will benefit Canine Companions for Independence.















iPad 2 giveaways
You’ll need an iPad to download the new AuctionTrac app. So stop by the ADESA booth (1141) or OPENLANE booth (3122) and present this flyer for a chance to go home with a brand new iPad 2. We’ll be giving one away at each booth every day during the conference.

See you in Las Vegas!