Industry gatherings act as a perfect chance to network and catch up on the latest and best practices and preferences in a specialized field. Trailer dealerships will get their chance to have such informative and enlightening moments on October 3, when the 28th annual National Trailer Dealers Association Convention begins at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs.
Helion Trucking Technologies will have a major presence at the convention this year, with Erik Nachbahr, our founder and president, leading a bonus session about developing an IT strategy for your dealership. If you're trying to determine whether your technology profile is up to date – or wondering why dealerships need formalized IT plans in the first place, this is sure to be an especially valuable use of your time.
Why Attend the NTDA Convention?
There's a lot to see and do at the NTDA Convention in addition to getting essential IT info at Helion's session. This event is the premier place to meet up with other professionals in the trailer dealership sector. The three-day program, lasting from Oct. 3-5 this year, combines learning with in-person meet-ups, allowing you to go back to your dealership re-energized with new ideas and enthusiasm.
The exhibition hall is a perfect place to browse solutions that can make your day-to-day work smoother and easier, with over 100 dealers participating this year. The informative keynotes, presentations and sessions are precisely targeted to give you the insights you need. For example, the American Trucking Associations CEO, Chris Spear, will be on hand to provide a key regulatory update and state-of-the-industry address. Dealers in Canada won't be left out in the cold, either – the Canadian Trucking Alliance's Stephen Laskowski is also set to speak.
Beyond the convention hall, the NTDA gathering has plenty of side activities. For instance, Oct. 5 will be given over to a golf tournament and other optional fun trips, all leading up to the industry awards banquet in the evening.
What Will the Session Cover?
With all the many attractions of the convention pulling attendees in every direction, it's worth a reminder as to why the Helion presentation, held on the first day of the show as a bonus session, is so important to experience. Trailer dealerships that treat IT infrastructure as a mere background consideration may be leaving money on the table, as making key improvements can safeguard the bottom line.
Having the right technological framework in place to run a dealership means staying up to date on the way the industry has changed in recent years, and this year's session is dedicated to presenting the latest insights and breakthroughs. From upgrading servers and online connections to setting up more advanced security tools, there are plenty of actions leaders can take. Some of these may prove absolutely critical to business survival, as a failure in an area such as security can end up proving extremely costly.
Attendees will walk away from the Helion session with a clear and up-to-date picture of the technology that can help their dealerships succeed. Whether you can make it to Colorado in October or not, Helion's IT assessment remains the definitive test of where your dealership stands.