With more than 500 manufacturers and suppliers showing products, services and technologies over 700,000 square feet of exhibition space, the most comprehensive auto industry education program, as well as OEM franchise meetings, NADA 2019 is far and away the largest gathering of professionals in the industry. Tens of thousands attend each year, making the NADA show the place to meet peers, network with exhibitors, and enjoy mingling with automotive movers and shakers. While the show floor is a great place to make connections, after-hours parties and receptions provide excellent, less formal opportunities to network and have fun. Here’s what’s slated for NADA 2019 evenings by date.
Thursday, January 24th
The NADA Show Welcome Reception, co-hosted by J.D. Power, will be held at the Marriott Marquis (780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, one block North and one block West from Moscone Center) from 5:30pm–7:30pm.
This is a ticketed event. All NADA Members, Non-Members, Spouse/Relatives and International badge holder tickets are $75. All Allied Industry badge holder tickets are $100.
Celebrating the best automotive websites of the year, the 2019 AWAs will be held at the City Club of San Francisco (155 Sansome Street, San Francisco CA 94104) at 7:30pm. Click here for Tickets and information.
The 2019 NADA Academy Alumni & Next Gen Reception, hosted by NADA Academy, NADA PAC 7 Legislative, happens at Press Club (20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103) from 8pm-10pm.
Friday, January 25
Fisher Phillips, Capital Automotive, Compli and Crowe Horwath host a cocktail reception two blocks from the NADA Show at the Cavalier (360 Jessie St San Francisco CA 94103), from 4:30-7pm. RSVP and ID required for entry.
The DealerBuilt Client Appreciation Cocktail Party takes place from 5pm-7pm at the JW Marriot’s Metropolitan Ballroom A at Union Square. (515 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102)
From 6:30pm-8:30pm, PureCars Happy Hour at International Smoke (301 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105) is free, but space is limited. Sign up here to reserve a spot.
Dealer Inspire LIVE! takes place from 6 pm at the rooftop bar at 620 Jones (620 Jones Street/ Jones and Geary, San Francisco CA 94102) featuring karaoke backed by a live band. Click here for more info.
Nextup’s NADA 2019 VIP Dance Party with The Big Blu Soul Revue promises a good time at Slim’s (333 11th St San Francisco, CA 94103) To get in, RSVP here and pick up a pass at Booth #7505W Friday by 3 pm.
TradeRev presents Weezer at the San Francisco Masonic Auditorium (1111 California St, San Francisco CA 94108) at 7:30 pm. Registration is required for this private, ticketed event, and doing so earlier rather than later is advised. Click here for more information.
Saturday, January 26
AutoAlert hosts AutoBash at NADA featuring legendary classic rockers REO Speedwagon from 9pm-Midnight at August Hall (420 Mason St, San Francisco CA 94102). Passes can be picked up at Booth #3617S and snagging them early is recommended- AutoBash is a NADA after-hours don’t-miss, and last year’s was packed. Enter for a chance to win one of two sets of VIP passes to meet the band backstage before the show here.
This list is by no means comprehensive: check out our Facebook page for updates, announcements and live streams for NADA 2019. Exhibitors with events as-yet-TBA will certainly also have information available on the show floor. Use this list as a starting point for after-hours events and enjoy everything that NADA 2019 has to offer!