NYSADA 2023 Convention Sold Out! 

Our 100th Annual Convention and Business Meeting at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has sold out at this time. The Convention Committee is working feverishly to add more rooms to our block for those on the waiting list. If you were planning to join us in Aruba this November please contact the Association today and speak with Caitlin to secure your spot on the list.  518-463-1148 ext 326.


Convention attendees will experience recently renovated luxury accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba’s only five star hotel. All guest rooms have full balcony with an ocean view, spacious bathrooms with deep full-size baths and separate showers with a king bed or two queen beds.

Entertainment for every age and taste including a casino, live music, daily culinary demonstrations and more!

Access to the spa facilities with steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools. A wide variety of services and treatments.

Fitness center and daily fitness classes: featuring yoga, zumba, tai chi and classes on the beach.

Use of non-motorized water sports equipment, with kayaks, standing paddle boards and floating rafts.

Discounted pricing for NYSADA guests at the famous
Tierra del Sol Golf Course.

Nationally renowned convention speakers.

Choice of various group activities showcasing the island.

Banquet, welcome party and cocktail receptions.

Luxury airport transfers.

Complimentary internet service.

All resort/housekeeping/bellman gratuities included
with registration.

Ritz Kids Club: offering full or half-day options, seven
days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child,
complete with arts and crafts, movies and board games.

Endless choice of aquatic adventures featuring jet skiing,
water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, all on the beach
next to our hotel.

Six onsite restaurants, bars and lounges.


Travel to Aruba from US is possible via most major carriers. Queen Beatrix International Airport, Aruba has been recently renovated for a completely relaxed travel experience.

Aruba provides US customs clearance for all passengers departing to the US. It’s new innovative passenger process “One Happy Flow” allows passengers to show his or her passport once throughout the journey at the airport. The use of facial recognition then allows the passenger to proceed to check-in, drop off baggage, pass the border and board the aircraft, all without being asked to show a passport or boarding pass again.


All travelers to and from Aruba must have a valid US Passport. For more information please visit www.travel.state.gov.


Contact our coordinator Caitlin Howley at CaitlinH@nysada.com


Find It Again or Discover It For The First Time

There is a time for work and a time for play, and when it’s time to play, Aruba is your Caribbean playground. Lucky for us, it is also the site of the 100th Annual NYSADA Convention.

Warm island breezes, white sand beaches and long, sunny days await attendees at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Aruba from November 8 -12, 2023. Directly outside the resort doors, Aruba’s gorgeous beaches beckon with something for everyone. Add in meeting and workshops designed to inspire and educate and you have the recipe for a perfect convention.

Although fairly compact, Aruba’s charm and beauty continue to attract tourists and business travelers alike. In fact, Aruba enjoys the highest repeat visitor rate of any Caribbean destination. With phenomenal weather every day of the year, it’s not surprising that Aruba has such a loyal following.

Aruba’s spectacular climate creates an ideal setting for enjoying the wealth of outdoor activities. Temperatures range from an 86o average high to 78.8o as its average low due to continuously blowing trade winds which keep temperatures mild. Plus, Aruba lies outside the hurricane belt and has no rainy season.

Putting On The Ritz

With its Ritz-Carlton pedigree, its exclusive location on the famed Palm Beach and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba earns its title as the island’s only 5 star hotel. Set on an island renowned for its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape, experience a new standard of luxury and elegance in accommodations, facilities, activities and services that ranks among the finest resorts worldwide.

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea with miles of azure waters to explore, immerse yourself in a luxury island oasis with private balconies and stunning ocean views and an extraordinary blend of relaxation, culture & adventure.

The resort boasts two swimming pools – one for families and one for just adults to create a more relaxed atmosphere as well as cabanas along the beautiful stretch of ocean at its back door. The luxury spa facility offers a wide variety of services which are 100% Aruba-inspired, creating sophisticated and totally new therapies! The state-of-theart fitness center offers a range of equipment and classes.

From its in-house casino offering table games and slot machines to its highly rated restaurants including BLT Steakhouse, Solanio Italian Restaurant, Madero Grill plus fresh sushi and light options in the Divi Bar and Grill nightly options and activities abound.


With its Ritz-Carlton pedigree,Consistently rated among the best beaches in the world, the Ritz-Carlton’s Palm Beach is great for swimming. The pristine sand is
lined with water sports, refreshments and even complimentary sunscreen.

Snorkeling, scuba diving and underwater tours also top the list of aquatic fun. In addition to the vibrant marine life and colorful coral colonies, Aruba is known as the wreck dive destination of the Caribbean. Guests can explore some of the half dozen wrecks submerged along the coastline with excursions arranged throughout your stay.


Aruba is the perfect shopping island. Not only can you find the best deals here, but you also have a variety of shopping districts to browse and compare prices.

Shopping in Aruba is most known for its various selections. Shoppers often visit Aruba for its shops devoted to jewelry, table linens, perfumes, leather goods, designer fashions, electronics, locally made handicrafts, Cuban cigars, and many more superior and favorably priced goods.


The only 18-hole championship course on the island, the phenomenal Robert Trent Jones II-designed Tierra del Sol Golf Course is conveniently located within 10 minutes of the Ritz- Carlton. On Aruba’s scenic northwest tip, this par-71 course offers breathtaking views of the sea. Taking the sport to the next level, golf carts are equipped with GPS satellite technology that can perform a number of functions including graphic hole and green overviews, electronic scoring and food and beverage ordering.

This 9-hole ocean view golf course offers play over water and beautifully landscaped lagoons. The course architect is Litten/Viola J.V., Boyton Beach, Florida. An abundance of creative bunkering and water hazards which factor into nearly every hole provide an exciting, challenging round of golf for players of all levels.


Attending the Association Convention gives you the opportunity to learn more about the state of our industry from world-class speakers. Every day of our convention will feature business meetings and speakers that will enhance your dealerships operations.

One Happy Family

Ahoy, Mateys! Join us in Aruba for a family friendly event with swashbuckling fun on the sea and under the sun!

The Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 4-12. Enjoy movie night under the stars, environmental and cultural themed activities for little ones to enjoy with or without you!

Plus, with the Convention held over the Veteran’s Day holiday, kids will miss one less day of school.


Wednesday, November 8th

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Registration Desk Open

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Welcome Pool Party

Thursday, November 9th

7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hospitality and Vendor Hall Open

7:45 am - 8:15 am
GIT Annual Meeting & Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am
Annual Business Meeting

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Meetings and Speakers

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Annual Golf Tournament at The Tierra del Sol

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Alternate Group Activities

Evening Free to Enjoy the Resort

Friday, November 10th

7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hospitality and Vendor Hall Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Safety Group 430 Annual Breakfast Meeting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Meetings and Speakers

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chairman’s Cocktail Party

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chairman’s Annual Banquet & 100th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 11th

7:30 am - 10:30 am
Hospitality Open

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Group Breakfast Meeting

12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Group Activities
Lunch by the Pool, Sail and Snorkel, Adventure Island Tours

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sponsor Recognition and Group Farewell

Sunday, November 13th

Group Departs