2019 Events at a Glance

CONVENTION & EXPO: It’s All in One Place!

Get your CE Credits for the 2020 UCAR Renewal at the FIRST CE CLASS OF 2019

The GIADA Convention & Expo is the largest of its kind in the United States. Hundreds of independent dealers come to the convention for state mandated dealer training & the opportunity to network within our industry’s community. Dealers enjoy great food, entertainment, networking & a host of other activities to make the weekend one of the best!

Overview of Events

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Casino Night & Welcome Reception

Join your friends and associates to challenge their skill and gamble your way to great prizes while you enjoy a live band performance! Enjoy dinner and a great time, on us!

Continuing Education - Dealer Training

Get your CE Certificate for the 2020 UCAR Renewal. Attending the State Mandated Dealer Training on Friday, July 19th is the only class you need to get the required credits for the 2020-2022 License Renewal Season. (Proof of education, fees, & additional documents due to the SOS Used Car Board by Jan-Mar 2020)

Trade Expo

Directly following Dealer Training – Join over 60 vendors presenting the latest products and technology: ETR & ELT Vendors, Facebook and Social Media, GPS Devices, Dealer Auto Auctions, Marketing & Advertising, Skip tracing and Recovery, Dealer Management Software, Accounting & Tax Preparation, Service Contract Companies, Website Providers, Finance Companies, On-line Classifieds, Insurance Companies, Floor Plan Companies, Legal & Compliance Firms AND MORE! You can even win prizes just for visiting booths!

Hospitality Suite + Hand Rolled Cigars

Hospitality Suite is open ALL 3 NIGHTS! Includes complimentary adult beverages and free authentic Cuban cigars on the patio Thursday & Friday Nights!

Kids Club (Ages 3-11)

Let us keep the little ones! They’ll enjoy fun activities like crafts & games while parents enjoy events like Casino Night, the Trade Expo, & the Grand Banquet. Dinner is provided and the whole thing is FREE.

Grand Banquet Dinner

It promises to be an enjoyable night of great food and friendship honoring the best in the business. Awards for Industry Accomplishments, Scholarships, and Charitable Donations are just some of the ways we support & acknowledge our community of Independent Automotive Dealers & Vendor Companies.

6 Free Meals!

Thursday: Dinner (@ Casino Night)

Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Saturday: Breakfast & Dinner

Family Fun

It’s business for you and an amazing family
vacation for them. This natural wonderland offers 3,200 acres of excitement for every member of the family. Begin your adventure on
Summit Skyride or take a trek through
the treetops on Sky Hike. Journey to the
Center of the Earth offers a spectacular
4D experience. And of course, don’t
miss an Atlanta tradition, the Laser show
Spectacular – the world’s longest running
laser show.