National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Braley, Buzz (speaker), Wagoner, Rick, 1953- (speaker), McCarthy, Frank E. (speaker), Wells, Harold B. (speaker)
First day of NADA convention 2001 General Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Begins with opening ceremony, marching band and Green Valley High School Cheerleaders and Miss Nevada Tiffanie Story singing the National Anthem. Hosted by Convention Chairman Buzz Braley. 2000 NADA Chairman Harold B. Wells interview and convention speech. Tribute and presentation of the International Freedom of Mobility Award to outgoing NADA president Frank McCarthy. Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presentation to Martin NeSmith of Georgia. Featured speaker is G. Richard Wagoner, President & CEO of General Motors. Wagoner identifies two major areas of recent change in the automobile industry, global consolidation and the Internet, and he outlines improved communications and innovation as two vital components to ensure the continuing success of both manufacturers and dealers in a rapidly changing world.