Jul 23, 2013 4:27 AM by AP
The national auto dealers' association says New Orleans will host the 97th annual NADA Convention and Expo in January.
The NADA convention and the 51st American Truck Dealers Convention & Expo will run from Jan. 24-27.
Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and NADA Chairman David Westcott, a new-car dealer in Burlington, N.C., will be NADA's keynote speakers.
Other speakers include former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and J.R. Martinez, an injured Army veteran and winner of the 13th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with more than 32,000 franchises in the United States and abroad.
ATD represents about 2,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers.