2018 VIADA Convention & Expo - Riding the Waves to Success

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Name: 2018 VIADA Convention & Expo - Riding the Waves to Success
Date: October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
The only statewide convention and expo dedicated to the business and educational interests of Virginia independent automobile dealers and their dealerships.  Network with fellow owners/dealers and dealer-operators from across the Commonwealth, choose four educational sessions from 12 topics presented, and learn from 33 vendors about products and services that will help you enhance your business operations and be more successful.

A Title & Registration Workshop will be held on Thursday afternoon for title clerks to learn what they need to know in their position.

Thursday's Welcome Reception/Dinner allows everyone to enjoy a buffet dinner with VIADA officers, exhibitors and sponsors, and other attendees.

Wear your best 'beach themed' outfit for Friday's Expo which will start with a full breakfast buffet and our opening session speaker - "What's Next...Industry Disruptions and Futures Forecast", Marty Coates, Waymaker Learning Corporation.  This will be your first opportunity to really get to talk with exhibitors about the products and services that can help you in your dealership.  VIADA members will then elect their Board of Directors and install their officers at the Annual Business Meeting.  You'll attend four educational sessions, plus have two breaks and a lunch buffet where you can network with other attendees and continue discussions with vendors. Friday's activities culminate with a great dinner buffet with exhibitors followed by our Casino Party

Saturday morning after the breakfast and closing session speaker - "Magic, Mama and Money...Lessons on Success and Life", Marty Coates, Waymaker Learning Corporation - attendees can enjoy the beach or explore other areas/activities that Virginia Beach has to offer.  Our convention will end later that evening with our Grand Banquet reception/dinner where we recognize our newly elected officers, pass the gavel from one President to the next, and recognize and honor our 2018 State Quality Dealer of the Year.
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 213-3000 - Must mention "Independent Automobile Dealers Association" to get reduced convention rate if calling to make reservations (or use online link below)
Hotel Website:

Hotel Room Rates:  $145 single/double - city view; $165 single/double - ocean view; 14% tax + $2 occupancy tax added per room per night.  Rates are good three days before and after the convention based on availability.
Hotel Reservation Deadline:  Thursday, September 20, 2018
Online Reservations:  The three letter code for the room block is VIA.  The on-line booking link is:

Check-in:  4:00 pm        Check-out:  11:00 am

Parking:  Parking garage is connected to hotel (self-parking for group is complimentary).  Valet parking available for overnight guests ($16 per car).  Parking for individuals attending a meeting, banquet, or other function is available at the prevailing rates established by the City of Virginia Beach.

Service animals allowed: yes
Pets allowed: no
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 11 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Contact Information:
VIADA Office
Early Registration Rate Ends 9/28/18
Late Registration Rate Begins 9/29/18
Last Day to Register 10/5/18

Early Discounts will be applied during registration if registering before the deadline.

FULL REGISTRATION - $389 Early/$439 Late
Thursday Welcome Reception/Dinner
Friday breakfast/opening session; 4 chosen education sessions; breaks/luncheon; dinner; casino
Saturday breakfast/closing session; Grand Banquet Reception/Dinner

FRIDAY ALL DAY/EVENING - $259 Early/$299 Late
Friday breakfast/opening session; 4 education sessions; breaks/luncheon; reception/dinner; casino

EXPO DAY OF EDUCATION - $99 Early/$115 Late
Four (4) education sessions; breaks/luncheon; network with 33 exhibitors

$125/$150         Thursday Title & Registration Workshop
$49/$59             Thursday Welcome Reception/Dinner
$75/$85             Friday Expo Reception/Dinner
$30/$35             Friday Casino
$29/$35             Saturday Breakfast/Closing Session
$65/$75             Saturday Grand Banquet Reception/Dinner

CANCELLATIONS:  A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to cancellations made BEFORE 10/5/18.  Attendee substitutions may be made at no additional charge up to Friday, 10/5/18.  No refunds for no-shows or cancellations after 10/5/18.  All refunds will be sent via check after the Convention.
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