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Digital Dealer Offers an Entirely Virtual Conference & Expo Experience | Oct. 6-7, 2020


Digital Dealer Offers an Entirely Virtual Conference & Expo Experience | Oct. 6-7, 2020

NEW YORK, NY. (September 17, 2020) – Digital Dealer recently announced plans to pivot its in-person conference and expo – originally scheduled to take place Sept. 15-17, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV – as an entirely virtual experience.

Digital Dealer Virtual, October 6-7, 2020, will bring the auto retail community back together again to reconnect, reinvent and reignite growth through powerful networking and learning opportunities.

The event will feature a leading lineup of speakers including two powerful keynotes led by marketing experts Jay Baerand Phillip Stutts. There will be 50+ actionable educational sessions covering the latest strategies in dealership operations, sales, marketing, and fixed operations. The Digital Dealer Virtual Experience will feature top auto retail solutions providers showcasing their latest products/solutions. Attendees will be able to access demos, educational content from exhibitors, product catalogs, and related materials in each vendor’s virtual exhibit space. They can also engage and connect with exhibitors by scheduling meetings, participating in live chat, and meeting face-to-face in the exhibitor’s virtual booth and meeting space.

“Digital Dealer Virtual will continue to bring high-value education and networking opportunities to the auto retail community, but now through a reimagined, convenient and customizable virtual space,” said Matthew Ramirez, Show Director, Digital Dealer. “Vendors, sponsors, attendees and speakers can now engage and connect with each other without having to travel or compact everything into a two-and-a-half-day event schedule. With conference and exhibitor content available – all available for up to 30 days post-show – attendees can continue to learn, tap into fresh insights and connect with other auto retail professionals, when and where it’s most convenient for them.”

In addition to the live event programming, Digital Dealer Virtual will also feature some new content from its new eLearning platform, Digital Dealer NOW (DDN).

Dealership attendees can register for an all-access pass (includes 50+ sessions, keynotes, expo hall and dealer forums) or a limited, free pass (includes 15 sessions, expo hall and dealer forums).

Digital Dealer will continue to host its in-person events:

2021 Dates:

Digital Dealer Tampa, FL – April 12-14, 2021

Digital Dealer Las Vegas – Oct. 12-14, 2021

2022 Dates:

  • Digital Dealer Tampa, FL – May 9-11, 2022
  • Digital Dealer Las Vegas – Oct. 11-13, 2022

For further information or to arrange an interview with a Digital Dealer executive, please contact Beth Cowperthwaite at [email protected]


About Digital Dealer:

Digital Dealer supports the automotive community through its educational platforms that foster professional growth, networking and meaningful connections.
Digital Dealer Conference & Expo, held biannually, brings together 2,000+ automotive dealers/managers, OEMs, thought leaders and solution providers for a 2.5-day experience of exploration, development and collaboration to bridge critical gaps and curate growth plans. The education continues year-round through its media properties: Dealer Magazine,, and live and on-demand training housed on Digital Dealer Now.

Digital Dealer is owned by Emerald. Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit
Who knew an argument with Jeff Kershner, in 2005, would lead to Alex becoming a partner with him on DealerRefresh. Where will the next argument take ...

Alex Snyder

President Skroob
May 1, 2006
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We are a go. 11:00 AM EST. Listening to the first session now.

Jeff Kershner

May 1, 2005
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Thanks to everyone that posted their DDV Speaking information.

I too am curious to what attendees thought of the Virtual Conference.

Was it easy to attend the sessions?
Of the sessions that you attended, which was your favorite?
Virtual VS In-Person?
Oct 8, 2020
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We had a great experience attending and speaking at the event. The DD team was responsive whenever something came up and got it fixed.