Thursday, April 09, 2020
CD Show Weeks Away Labor Day has passed and the kids are back at school, so it can only mean one thing: It’s almost time for the Chauffeur Driven Show! Next month, October 13-16, join us at the Westin Boston Waterfront for four solid days of professional development, networking, and unsurpassed buying opportunities for all of your business needs. Many thanks to our dozens of generous sponsors whose support make this event possible, including Title Sponsors Grech Motors and Ford-Lincoln Limousine and Livery Vehicles.

With our entire event all under one roof for less wear and tear on your body, you’ll be able to get the most from your time at the can’t-miss show of the season. From our world-class networking opportunities to our jam-packed show floor and our fun evening events, we have something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-time newbie. And this year, we’ve dedicated even more education to our smaller operators who are looking to grow and prosper with a changing industry, whether it’s through one of our in-depth seminars or the numerous Fast Lane sessions held on the show floor.

Education
You’ll never be far from the action no matter where you are because our educational options are limitless. Our Education Committee, chaired by Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide and Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus, has put together a rock-solid program that will benefit any operator. You can choose from sessions on structuring your company, ensuring the best insurance rates, workplace conflict resolution, selling to verticals and creating value, acing DOT audits, creating a team with longevity, navigating social media in 2020 and beyond, and CD Show Weeks Away building a framework for a successful operations, to name a few. Get the latest in technology from the company reps themselves with our Center Stage Tech Panel. We’ll also be hosting a panel of international operators who’ll share their perspectives on how to keep up with and adapt to an always-changing global market. Thanks to our Education Sponsor FASTTRAK and Coffee Sponsor Buffalo Limousine for keeping you caffeinated. Check out the full lineup in our app (more info on page 36) or at ­chauffeurdrivenshow.com

If you’re looking for a deeper dive, Bill Faeth of Limo University is offering two exclusive and limited Mastermind classes for an additional charge. In these two-hour classes, Faeth will teach you to think about your business in ways you have never considered. Plus, you will have access to the Limo U team so you can receive individualized attention and recommendations specific to your unique challenges. You can register for the sessions here: limogrowth.lpages.co/cd-mastermind-2019.

Networking
Being under one roof offers plenty of opportunities for you to schmooze with your industry peers in formal and non-formal settings. If you’re specifically looking for events to help you broaden your professional network, then you’ll definitely want to bookmark two of our insanely popular events: International Meet & Greet (sponsored by ETS International, Global Alliance, and Icona Global) and Affiliate Central Global Forum (sponsored by Chosen Payments and The Driver Provider). Monday’s International Meet & Greet features a continental breakfast as you rub elbows with our global industry—with participants from five different continents. Of course, if finding your next affiliate is tops on your list, you can meet with as many company representatives as you want at the Affiliate Central Forum. Upwards of 1,000 operators from all over the world attend this event, so you will want to as well.
"Hey, we know the show is a lot of work, so we offer two awesome parties to help you unwind before you gear up for the next day."
CD Show Weeks Away Calling all ladies: Join us for the Women in the Industry Networking Breakfast. Thanks to sponsors DH2 Transportation, Elite Transportation, Gem Limousine, and Pure Luxury Transportation, this show favorite event is back and better than ever! We’ll have a panel featuring Reston Limousine President & CEO Kristina Bouweiri, Elite Transportation Founder & CEO Mechelle Wowas-Cappel, and DH2 Chauffeured Transportation CEO Nancy Vargas for a lively and informative discussion moderated by NLA Associate Executive Director Sarah Mercer on how to achieve a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification, followed by a 30-minute accelerated networking exercise, designed to inspire while creating long-lasting connections and mentorships. Remember: This isn’t just for female business owners—ladies from all walks of the industry are welcome!

Fun Evening Events
Hey, we know the show is a lot of work, so we offer two awesome parties to help you unwind before you gear up for the next day. We get things rolling on the first evening of the show with our Opening Night Reception, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Kick back and relax with your colleagues while enjoying a cocktail, some light eats, and tons of music at the Westin’s beautiful pavilion and patio—and don’t forget to snap a pic in our photo booth. But save some energy for our Monday night Tailgating Party, sponsored by Above All Transportation/Boston Car Service, where you can foster some friendly camaraderie by donning your favorite team jersey (which will make your market identifiable, too!). There will be plenty of drinks, stadium-style eats, Monday Night Football on TV, and games to keep things competitive.

Official Show App
Our brand-new app, sponsored by North Point Global Transportation Services, is your gateway to all of our show’s exhibitors, attendees, speakers, events, floor plans, social media, and so much more. Everything you need to plan and navigate the show is no further than your smartphone. In addition to accessing interactive maps, our full show schedule, PowerPoints and handouts from seminars, and a list of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, check out our new features for 2019.

CD Show Weeks Away Create a Personal Agenda
You asked for it, and we’re excited to finally offer it! Our app now allows you to schedule personal appointments with other app users, whether it’s having coffee with an affiliate or dinner with a vendor. Don’t forget that you can also customize your show agenda by saving events that you don’t want to miss and receive reminders beforehand.

Show Floor Digital Passport
Up for a little bit of fun on our show floor? Earn points by visiting exhibitors with our Digital Passport. How it works: Many of our exhibitors will have a QR code displayed somewhere in their booth that you can scan (through the app) to collect points. The more booths you visit, the more points you get. You not only get to see all of the amazing products and deals that our exhibitors have to offer, your points translate into chances to win our grand prize, which will be announced on Wednesday afternoon on the show floor (you must be present to win).
Valued at more than $4,000, our incredible grand prize includes:
• 1 pass and a 3-night hotel stay for the 2020 CD/NLA Show in Las Vegas (2/23-2/26)
• 1 pass and a 2-night hotel stay for the 2020 CD Executive Retreat in Nashville (6/14-6/17)
• 1 pass and a 3-night hotel stay for the 2020 CD/NLA Show in Orlando (10/11-10/14)
• A 2-page story on your 2020 experience in the December 2020 issue of CD
Exclusive Coupons and Deals
Be in the know with our exclusive show-only savings that allow you to take home the products or purchase the services that you need at deep discounts! Click on the Coupons tab in the app to see the exhibitors who have a special offer to make it a bit easier on your wallet. These hot deals are only available on our app and expire with the close of the show, so be sure to check them out.

Engage With Other Show-goers on Our ­Social Media Feeds
If you used our app last year then you already are familiar with the incredible community that was created on our social media wall. There was friendly competition, useful tips, lots of photos, and plenty of camaraderie shared among our app users. Download before the show to access our entire schedule and to receive special app-only alerts leading up to the event!

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Charity/Hall of Fame Dinner & Auction
Our Charity Auction & Dinner is a special evening for us, because due to the generosity of our attendees, you’ve helped us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity over the past six years. This year, we’ve partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides low- or no-cost housing for traveling families while seeking medical treatment for their seriously ill or injured child. The night includes a buffet dinner (at no additional cost to attend), a live auction with an array of items from sports memorabilia to one-of-a-kind trips, and our brand-new Hall of Fame, where we will celebrate the accomplishments of our industry leaders. We’re proud to present our inaugural class of Inductees: Sam Amato of Gateway Global, Barbara Chirico of Gem Limousine, Ed Grech of Grech Motors, George Jacobs of Windy City Limousine & Bus, Dawson Rutter of Commonwealth Worldwide, and David Seelinger of EmpireCLS Worldwide. Join us and show your support for the Ronald McDonald House and the best of our industry! Sponsored by Aadvanced Limousines, Chosen Payments, Commonwealth Worldwide, and Windy City Limousine & Bus.

Owner’s Game
Don’t forget to save some room in your schedule for a few other events we have on tap. First, if you joined us for our Executive Retreat in San Diego, then you’re familiar with our Owner’s Game, an interactive contest that splits participants into competitive teams to see who can retire with the most money. Designed, facilitated, and sponsored by Strategy Leaders, the Owner’s Game will take you through a series of team-selected choices that may yield surprising results—for better or worse. It’s deceptively simple, but do you have the skills to win? This event requires pre-registration at chauffeurdrivenshow.com/show-info/owners-game.html.

Association Summit
We’ve invited leaders from the industry’s most active advocacy organizations to join us for our Association Summit. This open discussion, sponsored by MCI, will highlight all the tremendous efforts that our volunteer spokespeople make on behalf of chauffeured transportation at large, and is open to anyone who wants to make their voice heard or to step up to fight.

Before You Go
Have you registered? What are you waiting for? There’s no time like now to ensure that you’re all set and ready to go. Our room block at the Westin is sold out, but you’re in luck: We’ve secured a room block at the nearby (across the street from the convention center) Aloft Boston Seaport for only $227 per night. Once you have your accommodations secured, be sure to download the Official Show App so that you can plan your schedule to get the most out of your attendance. Also, there are several events that require pre-registration, so be sure to reserve your spot before we fill up. Those events that require pre-registration are our Owner’s Game and Operator Mentoring Program; if you’d like to purchase a table at our Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum, limited spaces are still available. You can register for all of the above at chauffeurdrivenshow.com.

CD Show Weeks Away About the Area
The Boston Seaport is a newly revitalized area with plenty of eateries and watering holes nearby the Westin. We have plenty of opportunities to grab a bite—from our breakfast (sponsored by Volvo) on Tuesday morning or our show floor lunches on Monday (sponsored by Grech Motors), Tuesday (sponsored by Titus Leasing), and Wednesday to our Opening Night Reception (sponsored by Mercedes-Benz) and Tailgating Party (sponsored by Above All Transportation/Boston Car Service), as well as coffee in all of our seminars—but you can easily find a place for a client meeting or a private dinner with friends. Stay on property and enjoy some pub-inspired cuisine at MJ O’Connor’s or creative American dishes at Sauciety (reservations required). If you want to keep it to drinks, the Westin offers the City Bar (located in the lobby) or the Birch Bar. There are tons of options for any type of cuisine within a mile of the Westin.

Have questions or want to read more about our schedule? Go to chauffeurdrivenshow.com, read our biweekly e-news, and download our show app (read on for more details) for all of the latest information, breaking news, and tips and tricks leading up to October. We’ll see you in Boston!    [CD0919]