Chicago Automobile Trade Association

29th AIADA Automotive Congress May 22-23 in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2010

International nameplate dealers will converge on Washington, D.C., May 22-23 for the American International Automobile Dealers Association’s 29th Automotive Congress, May 22-23 in Washington, D.C. The annual Congress gathers dealers, dealership personnel and industry executives for the industry’s largest legislative conference.


Attendees receive up-to-the-minute briefings on top issues, then meet with their congressional representatives. Two AIADA accolades, the All-Star Dealer Award and the Minuteman Award, are presented during the congress to outstanding dealers. 

This year’s conference dates might coincide with Senate debate on permanent repeal of the federal estate tax. The AIADA encourages dealers to visit the conference and share their stories with Congress.


Registration is $495 for AIADA member dealers and $250 for each additional employee. To register, call 1-800-GO-AIADA. Activities are at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker at the conference’s luncheon on May 23. Gingrich will discuss the current political climate in Washington and share his perspective on current issues such as free trade and healthcare. He also will review the six standards he thinks politicians must meet in order to effect positive change in the nation’s capital.


Other confirmed speakers include GOP Sens. Jim DeMint (South Carolina) and George Allen (Virginia). Allen has been mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for president in 2008.



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