The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) Trailer Show has announced a change to its format this year due to Covid-19.
“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 NATDA President, Andy Ackerman. “After speaking to hundreds of dealers, a strong majority felt they simply were not ready to venture to Nashville under the current circumstances.”
While the 2020 NATDA Trailer Show in Nashville, TN, from October 26-28 has been cancelled, NATDA has created a new event – 2020 Virtual NATDA Trailer Show.
The new event is reported to give dealerships the same educational opportunities, networking possibilities, exhibitor connections over a three-week period online starting 26 October 2020.
NATDA said attendees registered for the live event in Nashville will have their registration automatically transferred to the virtual event.
“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 NATDA CEM, Director of Operations & Events, Andria Gibbon.
NATDA has also announced its Trailer Show will return to Nashville next year on 1-3 September 2021. Prior to the rise in Covid-19 cases, NATDA’s registration efforts were at a record-breaking 30 per cent increase compared to previous years.
NATDA is a professional business association in North America that serves the light and medium duty trailer dealer segment.