New Horizons Await in Vegas, Baby!
In case you missed the news earlier this year, CD and the NLA have teamed up to bring you an event like you’ve never seen before, one that will include all that you love about the CD Shows blended with all the good work that the NLA does for this industry. And did we mention that this is the only industry show that directly benefits the NLA? It’s true: Your hard-earned dollars spent attending the show will help the association continue to fight on behalf of all operators nationwide—and we’re sure you’re intimately familiar with the challenges of the changing landscape of our industry. It’s a win-win! All of this is made possible by our generous sponsors, including Title Sponsors Grech Motors and Ford-Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles.
Education on Steroids
At Chauffeur Driven, our educational program is easily one of the most obsessed-over aspects of our schedule. We toil over the timeliest topics and the finest speakers to deliver the content that offers the absolute best ROI on your time away from the office. The CD/NLA Show offers education each of the four days, including a full lineup of can’t-miss sessions all day Sunday, so we get right down to business and take your professional development extremely seriously. Of course, the NLA is known for its commitment to furthering the knowledge of its members and also has a strong history in producing quality seminars and workshops. In fact, NLA President Gary Buffo has made educating smaller and midsize operators one of the cornerstones of his leadership through initiatives like No Operator Left Behind, which is facilitated by Bill Faeth and the Limo University team. Our CD/NLA Show Committee is putting its seal of approval on the hours and hours of education that we have planned for you in Vegas, which we will announce later this month. Our expanded Show Committee includes Co-chairs Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide and Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus, Matt Assolin of Nikko’s Worldwide Chauffeured Services, Alan Candeub of Park Avenue Limousine, Ken Carter of Aadvanced Limousines, Colin Devine of Devine’s Worldwide Chauffeured Services, Kim J. Dolniak of BEST Transportation, Sami Elotmani of Destination MCO, Robyn Goldenberg of Strategy Leaders, Andy Hernandez of CTA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Douglas Schwartz of Executive Ground Transportation, Tony Simon of Reston Limousine, and Scott Woodruff of Majestic Limo & Coach.
Nothing But Net...working
Yeah, we know that was corny, but it’s no laughing matter when it comes to your networking opportunities. As with any CD event, we work hard to provide our attendees with ample chances to mix and mingle with their peers in both professional and relaxed settings. You can expect our classic networking events, such as our Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum and the Women in the Industry Reception. But don’t forget that networking is built into every aspect of the show, from our expansive show floor to our fun evening shindigs (with plenty of food and drinks). Plus, with Vegas being a draw for so many global operators, you are sure to get the most bang for your buck with events such as our International Meet & Greet. Get those business cards ready because you will definitely be handing them out!
New Attendees Orientation
Are you new to the industry or a first-time attendee of one of our shows? We’ve all been there! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’re developing an event specific to those who need a little more guidance when it comes to navigating our show schedule so that you don’t miss a thing that’s important to you and your valuable time away from your business. Plus, you’re guaranteed to know at least one person in the industry! By the end of the show, you’ll be a seasoned pro and able to mix it up like a veteran operator. We’ll have additional details in the next issue of Chauffeur Driven.
Speaking of Grech, the industry’s bus builder was among the first vendors and sponsors to exclusively sign on with the CD/NLA Show, joining other longtime supporters FASTTRAK, GroundWidgets, Hudson Software, Chosen Payments, and, most recently, L.A. West. You’ll only be able to see these leading companies under the roof of the CD/NLA Show, with an array of show-only discounts and specials to boot. Charity and Awards Gala
Continuing the tradition of celebrating those who exemplify the best of chauffeured transportation and serve as examples, we will honor those who stand out among their peers in community service, safety, chauffeuring, and more. The evening will feature a dinner, an awards gala, and a charity auction to benefit the NLA’s long-standing Harold Berkman Fund, named for the late founder of Music Express. We’ll have more information in the next issue on how you can submit a nomination.
Our room block at the Mandalay Bay is now available for $168 per night and at the neighboring Delano for $198 per night. These rooms are limited and in high demand, so visit cdnlashow.com to reserve your room today.
Honestly, this is just a taste of what we have planned, so stay tuned for all the latest details in the next few issues of the magazine, online at limo.org and cdnlashow.com, as well as the NLA’s and CD’s newsletters. We’ll see you in Vegas, baby!