North American Trailer Dealers Association has cancelled its NATDA Trailer Show scheduled for October in Nashville, Tenn. In its place, NATDA will launch a virtual event Tuesday, Oct. 26, giving dealers the benefits of the trade show while staying safe at home.
“Unfortunately, recent developments, including bar and restaurant closures, state-to-state restrictions and citywide phase extensions, convinced us there’s no way to maintain our physical show during these incredibly unpredictable times,” said Andy Ackerman, NATDA president. “After speaking to hundreds of dealers, a strong majority felt they simply were not ready to venture to Nashville under the current circumstances.”
In place of this year’s show, NATDA will launch a three-week online event, starting on Oct. 26, where dealers, manufacturers and suppliers can still connect with one another, listen to educational seminars and see the latest products in the trailer industry.
“Though no replacement for our in-person event, this year’s online platform allows us to produce the same benefits of coming to our show – to connect with the industry,” said Andria Gibbon, CEM, NATDA Director of Operations and events.
More information regarding the 2020 Virtual NATDA Trailer Show will be announced in the coming weeks. Dealerships interested in participating in the event can visit www.natda.org/tradeshow/dealer-registration.
For possible exhibitor inclusion, contact NATDA’s Director of Sales, Karen Anderson, at 727-360-0304 x105.
NATDA is also pleased to announce its Trailer Show will return to Nashville, Tenn., next year on Sept. 1-3, 2021. Prior to the rise in COVID-19 cases, NATDA’s registration efforts were at a record-breaking 30 percent increase compared to previous years.