Due to the effects of COVID-19, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has canceled this year’s NATDA Trailer Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization announced. In its place, NATDA will launch a virtual event on October 26, which the group says will give dealers the same benefits of the trade show.
“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 Andy Ackerman, NATDA president. “After speaking to hundreds of dealers, a strong majority felt they simply were not ready to venture to Nashville under the current circumstances.”
In place of this year’s NATDA Trailer Show, NATDA will launch a 3-week online event, starting on October 26, where dealers, manufacturers and suppliers can still connect with one another, listen to educational seminars and see the latest products in the trailer industry.
“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 Andria Gibbon, CEM, NATDA director of operations & events.
More information regarding the 2020 Virtual NATDA Trailer Show will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dealerships interested in participating in the event can click here to register.