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Virginia Automotive Association Event Will Be Held April 12-14

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There is still time to register for the 2019 Virginia Automotive Association Convention and Trade Expo at Hilton The Main in Norfolk, Va., April 12-14.

The deadline to register for the event is March 18.

If you are a dealer, here is the online registration link:

If you are a supplier vendor, her is the online registration link:

There is no cost or registration required to attend just the Trade Expo, which will be held Saturday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. "Our trade show will be the largest we have had in eight years," says Executive Director Steve Akridge.

"At a recent board of directors meeting, our convention Chairman, Steve "Fish" Crawford stated that from beginning to end, this is our best convention schedule ever," said Akridge. "He and I have been working on our conventions for many years, and I have to agree with him."

Here is a synopsis of the agenda.

Friday, April 12

Morning: golf tournament at Cypress Point Country Club.

Evening: reception cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk.

Saturday, April 13

Morning: opening keynote address by Roy Littlefield, CEO of the Tire Industry Association; two special sessions; peer-to-peer roundtable.

Afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: trade show.

Evening: Reception and Awards Banquet.

Sunday, April 14

Morning: closing breakfast; keynote address by Steve Gilliland, best selling author and Hall of Fame speaker. 

To book a room at Hilton The Main, visit

For additional information, visit, or contact Akridge by email ( or phone (804-739-1400).

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