About The 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention

The 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center on September 6-8, 2018.  This will be the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) 11th annual trade show and our team is very excited to be returning to Indy!  Mark your calendars and come see 335,000 sq. ft. of the latest trailers, parts and accessories!

The NATDA Trade Show & Convention caters specifically to the trailer dealers (not open to the public) of the industry.  Our annual trade show continues to grow every year and is the perfect opportunity for dealers to network with industry professional where they will be able to buy, sell, learn and network all under one roof.  All segments of the trailer industry are represented, including: cargo, race car, horse, marine, dump, flatbed and toy hauler markets.  Dealers, trailer manufacturers, product/service vendors, financial institutions and insurance companies all come together at one show with the sole purpose of conducting business.  In recent years, NATDA has experienced significant growth from markets related to the trailer industry, such as truck accessories and RV’s.

The success of the last year’s trade show in 2017 has brought a significant surge of support for 2018 and a positive outlook for the industry in the upcoming year.  Statistics for the 2017 NATDA Trade Show & Convention are listed below:

2017 TRADE SHOW STATISTICS: 2016 TRADE SHOW STATISTICS:
492 DEALERSHIPS IN ATTENDANCE 486 DEALERSHIPS IN ATTENDANCE
78 MANUFACTURER BRANDS EXHIBITING 72 MANUFACTURER BRANDS EXHIBITING
173 VENDORS EXHIBITING 139 VENDORS EXHIBITING
63 FIRST-TIME EXHIBITORS  40 FIRST-TIME EXHIBITORS 

Who Can Walk The Trade Show?

DEALERS – NATDA welcomes trailers dealers and any operating dealer in a similar category/industry such as RV, auto, marine, power sports, heavy equipment and farm/lawn machinery.  There is NO COST to attend but we will verify that you are a dealer prior to admittance into the trade show (please bring proof of ID and a business card). A dealership, as defined by NATDA, is a brick and mortar location where trailers, truck beds or components of the similar categories listed above are sold or rented, maintenance services are provided or industry-related retail parts are sold.

TRAILER MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS – You must be a current and/or new 2018 NATDA member to receive a one-day pass to walk the trade show.  A one-day pass only applies to businesses that have never attended the trade show and are interested in exhibiting.  Each representative from your organization must sign a non-solicitation agreement form agreeing not to solicit your business during your attendance at any or all convention events.  If you have previously attended a trade show, your company will be required to exhibit at the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention.

MEDIA – Please contact Heather Schulman at heathers@natda.org to request a media badge for admittance to the trade show.

PUBLIC – The 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention is not open to the public.