MCLEAN, Va. — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans next January.
Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009-2013 after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady and U.S. Senator. She will deliver keynote remarks on the closing day of the 2014 NADA Convention & Expo on Monday, Jan. 27. The event, which is in its 97th year, will run Jan. 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. It includes 26 dealer franchise meetings, hundreds of industry exhibitors and more than 160 educational workshop sessions.
"NADA has a long history of inviting high profile speakers who have provided diverse perspectives on a wide range of issues," said Desmond Roberts, chairman of NADA's convention committee and a Chevrolet dealer in Hodgkins, Ill. "We've hosted U.S. presidents from both parties as well as prime ministers and other dignitaries who have offered interesting insights and opinions."
Other convention speakers include Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, and NADA Chairman David Westcott, a new-car dealer in Burlington, N.C., who will deliver remarks on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Past keynote speakers at the convention have included U.S. Presidents Gerald R. Ford (1988), George H.W. Bush (2000), George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton (2009) and George W. Bush (2012), as well as U.K. Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher (1993) and John Major (2002).
The American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Expo runs concurrently with NADA’s four-day convention.
Online registration and housing opens July 22. Dealers and their managers who register by Sept. 13 will receive a $100 discount off the onsite registration rate. For more information or to register, visit www.nadaconvention.org.