- Category: Industry News
We’re just days away from the CD/NLA Show in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to still register. Last-minute attendees are still welcome to join us at the MGM Grand on March 3-6 for what is sure to be the industry event of the season. We have four days jam-packed with education, networking, after-hours events, and our biggest show floor in years. Click here for your last opportunity to save some money before the price increases onsite!
With attendee and vendor excitement reaching fever pitch, we’re anticipating this to be our biggest and best show ever. For instance, we’re thrilled to announce that our Affiliate Central Global Forum (sponsored by Volvo) blew away our expectations with more than 100 tables on display, representing operators and markets worldwide. Scheduled for Tuesday at 1:15 p.m., you’ll meet dozens of operators from around the globe who are looking to expand their networks and exchange business with you. We provide the forum, you set the pace and conversation. If making fresh connections is why you come to the show, then you've just found your can't-miss event.
And if you’re looking to capture a global perspective of the industry, look no further than our International Meet & Greet on Monday, March 4, at 5:45 p.m. Sponsored by Executive Driver Services, Global Alliance Worldwide, and Van Delden Limousine Service, this perennially well-attended favorite specifically designed to make our international community feel a bit smaller and intimate. Like Affiliate Central, this casual event always draws operators from around the world who want to mingle with like-minded operators of all sizes to swap work and ideas. Use your time efficiently because this session is always overflowing with interested affiliates!
The opportunities to spend time with your fellow operators aren’t just limited to typical working hours, though. We’re known to extend the mingling long into the night. Case in point: our fabulous ’80s vs. ’90s party. Hang with your peers as we present a battle of the decades on Monday night, March 4 at 9:30 p.m. Whether you’re rockin’ righteous bold threads, oversized emo flannel, or over-the-top bling, join sponsors ANB Trans, Centennial Worldwide Transportation, and Crown Worldwide Transportation for an evening of fun from two bygone eras. Of course, we’ll have slammin’ bites and drinks, a totally awesome photo booth to capture your retro looks, and a live band playing your fave tunes—from ’80s synth-pop and ’90s alt rock and hip-hop and everything in between.
Seeking some further networking? Then look no further than Chauffeur Driven’s very first Advertiser Meet & Greet cocktail reception on Tuesday, March 5, from 5:15 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by GNet , this invitation-only event is our way of thanking the many advertisers of Chauffeur Driven, whether it’s in the magazine, our affiliate directory, e-newsletter, or on CD’s website. Presented in a casual atmosphere, this is an opportunity to network with friends old and familiar as well as several special guests from the biggest networks and companies in the industry who will be there to meet new operators and make fresh connections with other advertisers—as well as share their knowledge and even answer questions.
At this exclusive get-together, we’re proud to include representatives and decision-makers from EmpireCLS Worldwide, Dav El/BostonCoach, RMA Worldwide, Commonwealth Worldwide, Leros Point to Point, BLS, Music Express, and Fortis Riders with more to be expected. We’ve strategically scheduled it so that people can continue the conversations or break away for dinner or other plans they may have directly following the event. It’s a small token of appreciation and a way for us to say thank you to everyone who supports us through advertising. If you’re not a current Chauffeur Driven advertiser, please contact Chris Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get on the invite list. Affiliate Sponsors and those doing Affiliate tables will automatically be added to the invite list as well.
Lastly, Chauffeur Driven and the NLA, along with sponsors Grech Motors and OnRoute, are pleased to present leadership expert Brent Gleeson as our esteemed Keynote. Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, an award-winning entrepreneur, two-time bestselling author, and an acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from change leadership, building high-performance teams, and organizational transformation to resilience, mental toughness, and building a culture of accountability and operational excellence. Gleeson has built some of the fastest growing companies in the US and was named an Inc. 500 founder five years in a row and a Top 10 CEO by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013.
In his highly engaging presentation—How High-Performance Teams Navigate Change with Passion & Resilience—Gleeson will show operators how to apply the same leadership and culture principles that forge the most elite special operations units in the world for building high-performance teams that lead change with passion, grit, and resilience. You will leave inspired and motivated—but more importantly, with actionable insight to apply immediately.
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- Category: Industry News
Acton SoCal Penske Professional Vehicles—one of the largest nationwide livery dealerships in the country with locations on both coasts—announced that Mark Schelfhaudt is rejoining the company as livery fleet finance manager. He will be based in the East Coast office.
As a former long-term employee of Acton SoCal Penske, Schelfhaudt had very successful stints as the executive general manager at several Boston-area dealerships. According to the company’s announcement, his expertise at arranging commercial financing for livery operators is extensive and will add a powerful new element to Acton’s segment leading livery vehicle sales organization.
Acton SoCal Penske represents numerous industry-leading brands, including Cadillac, Ford/Lincoln, Chevy, GMC, Wagoneer, and Volvo—many of which will be on display at the upcoming CD/NLA Show in Las Vegas next week (visit them at booth #170). Acton SoCal Penske serves the US and has offices in the greater Boston and Los Angeles areas.
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- Category: Industry News
Complete Fleet Sales is excited to announce a special guest when they head to Vegas for the upcoming 2024 CD/NLA Show at the MGM Grand. On Tuesday, March 5, the livery car dealer will welcome SiriusXM personality Ronnie “the Limo Driver” Mund to Booth 235 on the show floor from 1:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Mund, best known for his hilarious and outrageous appearances as part of the cast of the popular Howard Stern Show, will be available to shake hands, take pictures, and sign autographs with fans.
“As arguably the most famous limo driver in the world, we’re super excited that Ronnie will be joining us at the show,” says Complete Fleet President Barry Trabb. “We’re hoping that his fans can stop by and share in the excitement!”
Also on display at Complete Fleet’s booth will be the newest models of the Lincoln Aviator and Ford Expedition Max. In addition, Complete Fleet will also be offering for sale the Lincoln Navigator, the all-new Lincoln Nautilus, the Ford Transit vans, Volvo’s S90 sedan and XC90 SUV, as well as the all-new Wagoneer.
For almost 30 years, Complete Fleet Sales has focused on providing the chauffeured transportation industry with the highest quality fleet sales and customer service. Their expert team has helped hundreds of limousine and transportation providers nationwide.
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