Driving Innovation and Inspiration: NADA Show 2024 Line-up of Industry Experts and Motivational Speakers

NADA Announces Lineup of Industry Experts and Motivational Speakers

The Main Stage speakers will share insights on business innovations, solutions and driving your dealership forward.

The NADA Show 2024 Main Stage speakers are industry experts and motivational speakers who will share insights on business innovations, solutions and driving your dealership forward. Don’t miss these inspiring experiences.

Note: New in 2024: Main Stage sessions begin at 9 a.m. to jumpstart the day! Check out the new and improved schedule.

Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Jon Taffer
Business Expert and Executive Producer of Bar Rescue

Embark on a transformative journey as Jon Taffer, renowned hospitality industry expert, delivers profound insights for business and personal growth. Taffer reveals common pitfalls, and emphasizes self-honesty and focusing on what truly matters. His engaging storytelling and real-life anecdotes inspire authenticity and integrity, essential qualities for achieving sustainable success.

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Danica Patrick
Racecar Driver, Author, Broadcaster, Podcast Host and Entrepreneur

You won’t want to miss this special conversation with racing legend Danica Patrick. During this interview, Patrick will share lessons learned throughout her career on breaking barriers, setting records and achieving remarkable feats. She will also talk about her life off the track, including health and wellness, living a mindful and balanced lifestyle, charitable endeavors — and, of course, her passion for good food and great wine!

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Kurt Warner
Hall of Fame Quarterback and Philanthropist

Pro football quarterback Kurt Warner’s rags-to-riches story is not just about football, but one of a man filled with dignity, class and undeniable faith — who captured the imagination of the sports world and beyond. He managed to achieve the pinnacle of success on the field but, his gridiron accomplishments may pale in comparison to the dedication he devotes to the community.

Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Geoffrey Pohanka
2023 NADA Chairman

Geoffrey Pohanka is chairman of Pohanka Automotive Group in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He started in the automotive business in 1971, working summers in his father’s dealership. He is a third-generation dealer. The company was originally founded by his grandfather in 1919, selling and servicing Chevrolets. Today, the Pohanka Automotive Group sells 15 makes of vehicles at locations in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Delaware. Pohanka is 2023 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. He previously served on the NADA board from 2001 to 2009. (Term: April 2015 – February 2024)

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Gary Gilchrist
2023 NADA Vice Chairman

Gary Gilchrist is president of Gilchrist Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington. He started in the automotive business in 1977, selling cars in Tacoma after graduating from college. Gilchrist is 2023 vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Washington’s franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. (Term: January 2017–February 2026)

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