Gearing up for the 75th annual NIADA Convention and Expo with CEO Bob Voltmann and Pres. Lou Tedeschi


Independent dealers across the country are gathering in San Antonio, Texas, next week for the 75th annual NIADA Convention and Expo. On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Bob Voltmann, CEO of NIADA and Lou Tedeschi, President of NIADA to discuss the conference and expo happening taking place August 23 through August 26.

Voltmann begins the conversation by saying, “It’s time for Americans to get back together and get back to business. We’re going to be doing it safely. We have all the protocols in place…dealers are ready to get back together and interact and learn from one another.”

In addition to networking options, the NIADA has created a robust agenda full of learning opportunities designed by car dealers, for car dealers. There will be over 60 speakers doing break-out sessions, as well as micro-break-out sessions that are 20 minutes long and will focus on single topics from digital retailing, to marketing, to the service drive. Keynote speakers include NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and Chris Collins, author of the best-selling books, “Gamification Playing For Profits”, “The Irreplaceable Service Manager” and, “Millionaire Service Advisor.

Tedeschi adds, “More ideas, more ways to make money, new profit centers. Anything that can help our dealers. That’s what we’re trying to be all about.”

Are you interested in attending this year’s NIADA Convention and Expo? Find out how to register here.

Did you enjoy this podcast with Bob Voltmann and Lou Tedeschi? Please share your thoughts, comments, or questions regarding this topic by submitting a letter to the editor here, or connect with us at

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date or catch-up on all of our podcasts on demand.

While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to our email newsletter for all the latest auto industry news from CBT News.