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NADA Convention: 21 Hotels in New Orleans Have Sold Out

McLEAN, Va. (Oct. 9, 2013) -- There’s plenty to get jazzed about with the upcoming 97th annual NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans next January.

For one thing, the city has invested billions of dollars in major restoration projects, and the convention center was updated just this year. Plus, there’s been a 55 percent increase in the number of restaurants over the past seven years, nearly $800 million in hotel upgrades and $77 million in street improvements, including a new streetcar line.

“Twenty-one of 33 convention hotels have already sold out, so we’re encouraging attendees to register as soon as possible,” said Desmond Roberts, chairman of NADA’s convention committee. “Exhibit sales on the expo floor are also running higher than the past convention.”

The NADA convention runs Friday, Jan. 24, to Monday, Jan. 27. This will be the 10th time the convention has been held in the Big Easy since 1973.

Considered the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year,” the convention includes dealer-manufacturer franchise meetings, educational workshops, hundreds of exhibits on the expo floor and numerous networking events.

“The city has a festive atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else—from the amazing Creole cuisine and culture to the historic sites and music,” added Roberts, a Chevrolet dealer in Hodgkins, Ill. “New Orleans looks better today than it ever has.”

Dealers and their managers who register in advance by Jan. 16 will receive a $75 discount from the on-site rate. For more information or to register, visit


Charles Cyrill
Director of Public Relations
NADA Public Affairs
(703) 821-7121
(216) 870-8837 (m) 

Amanda Deluca
Public Relations Specialist
NADA-ATD Public Affairs
(703) 760-7578