AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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AADA MONEYME Autopay General Session


Convention Host: Anjali Rao

WHEN: Wednesday 14th June

TIME: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ROOM: AADA Central

The AADA General Session is the cornerstone of the AADA Convention, and this year we are delighted to welcome back Anjali Rao as Host for the 2023 AADA Convention & Expo.

James Voortman will deliver the AADA Opening Statement reporting on the work that AADA has completed on behalf of new car franchised dealers over the past year, and detail other aspects of AADA’s ongoing policy challenges in the year ahead.

Ren Blanning, Head of Retail Growth at carsales, will present The Preowned Market: Prevailing Trends and Growth Opportunities. With most sales coming from digital sources, it’s crucial to understand key success metrics and the automotive market landscape. Ren’s presentation will give dealers all the numbers to maximise these opportunities.

Mark Ward, Randall Bryson & Grant Cameron from BDO will provide comprehensive insights into topics such as profitability, key focus areas, consolidation and the dealer model through their Dealership Trends – Not Just The Numbers presentation.

To close the AADA General Session, Alex Farrugia from Angle Auto Finance will present a Dealership F&I Case Study on this vital area of dealership operations. Data collected by RFI Global found 44% of dealership customers thought about their financing options before commencing the purchasing process, underpinning why F&I performance has remained largely static or declined in recent years.

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AADA 2023 Convention Host

The AADA is delighted to announce that media personality Anjali Rao will be returning as the host of the 2023 Convention and Expo.  Rao is an experienced television journalist, having spent...

Chief Executive Officer, AADA

James has been in the role of CEO for 2 years and with the AADA since 2017. He has extensive policy and automotive advocacy experience and has worked as an...