AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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Visionary Leadership: A Sneak Peek into AADA 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, leadership isn’t just about steering a company forward; it’s about driving progress collectively. As we gear up for the much-anticipated 2024 AADA Convention and Expo (AADA 2024), themed “Driving Forward Together,” we are thrilled to announce two exceptional individuals who embody the essence of visionary leadership: The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC and Gary Gilchrist.

The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC:

A name synonymous with leadership, The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC brings a wealth of experience and a legacy of service to the table. From his distinguished tenure as Premier of Victoria to his pivotal role in founding beyondblue, Mr. Kennett has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities.

Mr. Kennett’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of leadership. As Chairman of Open Windows Software Pty Ltd and CT Management Group Pty Ltd, and a Director of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd, he continues to spearhead innovation and excellence in various domains. His involvement with The Torch, a program aiding incarcerated Indigenous individuals, reflects his dedication to fostering inclusivity and empowerment.

At AADA 2024, Mr. Kennett will grace the Auto-IT Breakfast with his insights, offering attendees a rare opportunity to glean wisdom from his illustrious career and visionary leadership style.

Gary Gilchrist:

In the realm of automotive excellence, Gary Gilchrist stands as a beacon of industry expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. With a journey that commenced in 1977, Mr. Gilchrist’s ascent from selling cars in Tacoma to presiding over Gilchrist Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc., is a testament to his tenacity and leadership prowess.

As the 2024 Chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Mr. Gilchrist brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to driving positive change within the automotive community. His role in representing Washington’s franchised new-car dealers underscores his dedication to advocating for the interests of industry stakeholders.

At AADA 2024, Mr. Gilchrist will take center stage during the Cox Automotive Keynote Session, offering attendees invaluable insights into navigating the dynamic landscape of automotive retail and fostering a culture of innovation and resilience.

AADA 2024: Driving Forward Together

With luminaries like The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC and Gary Gilchrist gracing the stage, AADA 2024 promises to be an unparalleled gathering of visionaries, thought leaders, and industry trailblazers. Against the backdrop of “Driving Forward Together,” attendees can expect to engage in stimulating discussions, gain actionable insights, and forge meaningful connections that will propel their businesses into the future.

As we embark on this transformative journey, let us embrace the spirit of visionary leadership and collective progress, driving the automotive industry towards new horizons of success and innovation. Join us at AADA 2024, where together, we will chart the course for a brighter, more dynamic future.

Early-bird pricing is available for a limited time! Register now, and get ready to drive forward—together.