- Category: Industry News
It’s almost showtime! We’re less than a week from the luxury ground transportation event of the season—the 2023 CD/NLA Show in Orlando—and we couldn’t be more excited. Over the course of the four-day event, we have tons of education and networking in store as well as an impressive show floor featuring all the vehicles, products, and services you could ask for. We’d like to take the time to thank our all our sponsors, including Title Sponsor Volvo, for stepping up and helping make this unforgettable convention possible.
As we approach the show, why don’t you take a minute to download the CD/NLA Show app, sponsored by North Point Global Transportation Services. Simply head to your favorite app store and search for “CD NLA Shows.” Or, if you attended a previous show or retreat and already have the app, just log out using the menu at the top right of the screen and sign in again. It’s just that easy. You’ll be able to access the full schedule (and create your own customizable schedule so you don’t miss a thing), read bios of our speakers, see a list of the exhibitors and vendors, and get a map of our show floor and the venue. The app also offers seminar slides and handouts as well as surveys that let you tell us how we’re doing. There’s also a social aspect to the app that lets you connect with other attendees. Best of all, the app is free!
Need to register at the last minute? No problem! Just head over to cdnlashow.com to preregister before midnight on Sunday and we’ll have your badge waiting for you. While you’re there, you can get a complete overview of what you can expect. You’ll find details about our 12 educational sessions and roundtables, as well as information about our dedicated networking events—such as Operator Mentoring Program, Women in the Industry Event, and the Affiliate Central Global Forum (sponsored by Volvo). Also, check out the deets on the exciting State of the Industry (sponsored by Driving Transactions), which features experts Suzanne Neufang of the Global Business Travel Association and Sean Smith, PhD, of the Institute for Economic Forecasting at the University of Central Florida. On the site, you can get the rundown of our fabulous nightlife activities, namely Sunday’s Opening Night Party on the Show Floor (sponsored by TEMSA) and Monday’s chilling Halloween Costume Party (sponsored by ANB Trans, Centennial Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, and Crown Worldwide Transportation). Both events feature an open bar as well as unlimited light fare. Furthermore, did you know that your registration includes three days of breakfast and two lunches on the show floor? Let’s just say that you’ll never leave the CD/NLA Show with an empty belly.
We can’t wait to have you join us at the Gaylord Palms on October 22-25 for what promises to be an exciting fall show. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Sunshine State!
Visit cdnlashow.com for more information.
- Category: Industry News
Golden Limousine International was among the 19 recipients at the 25th annual FastTrack Awards, held September 15 at the a2TECH360 celebration. Presented by Ann Arbor SPARK, the FastTrack Awards recognize companies that have shown a 20 percent increase in average revenue over three years, starting from a revenue base of at least $100,000. Golden Limousine International is proud to be recognized as a five-year winner.
"Our sustained growth is a direct reflection of the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team of professionals, and for that, we are so grateful," said Golden Limousine International President & CEO Sean Duval.
a2TECH360 is a week-long celebration, showcasing the latest in local technology and innovation, encouraging an open exchange of ideas, and fostering a spirit of collaboration. What began in 2015 as Tech Trek has developed into a highly anticipated annual event that spurs ideas and drives economic growth.
In the words of SPARK President & CEO Paul Krutko, “The FastTrack Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary innovation and enduring growth exhibited by both smaller enterprises and larger corporations in our region. These awards emphasize growth over size, showcasing the exceptional journey of each honoree. We are thrilled to elevate their success stories as part of a2TECH360.”
“We are so proud to be part of this distinguished group of award winners. As we thrive, so does the community and that is extremely important to me and my team,” said Duval. “One of the key components of Golden Limousine's success and sustainability is our unwavering commitment to our core values: service, excellence, reliability, value, and efficiency. These values guide everything we do, from the way we train our chauffeurs to the way we maintain our vehicles. It's what we refer to as the Golden Standard.”
Visit goldenlimo.com for more information.
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Crown Worldwide Transportation Owner Moe Bouayad and Towne & Country Worldwide Owner Chris Haiskey have announced that Towne & Country has become part of Crown Worldwide, joining two of Denver luxury transportation providers under one roof. Early in September, Crown Worldwide acquired the operating assets of Towne & Country and welcomed their employees and clients into the company. This transaction greatly enhances the combined entity’s ability to serve private and corporate clients as well as global transportation networks with a larger luxury fleet, more chauffeurs, and additional operations staff.
Founded in 1991, Towne & Country grew to become one of Denver’s premier full-service ground transportation companies, developing a stellar reputation for client satisfaction under the ownership of Haiskey. Haiskey owns several businesses and decided earlier in 2023 that combining T&C with Crown Worldwide made strategic business sense. His longstanding relationship with Bouayad made the decision a win-win.
"I am excited about this new chapter for Towne & Country Limousine and believe that Crown Worldwide Transportation's reputation for excellence will be a great fit for our loyal clients," says Haiskey.
Crown Worldwide opened for business in 2003, growing rapidly and becoming nationally recognized for exceptional customer service and impeccable fleet vehicles with Bouayad at the helm. Today Crown Worldwide offers a diverse fleet of chauffeured vehicles ranging from sedans and SUVs to executive vans and luxury mini coaches. As a hands-on business owner, Bouayad supervises all aspects of the business and maintains personal relationships with corporate clients and affiliates around the nation to assure total client satisfaction on every trip.
"We are delighted to take this step forward by integrating Towne & Country Limousine into the Crown Worldwide Transportation family," expresses Bouayad. "This acquisition aligns perfectly with our strategy of enhancing our services while staying attuned to the unique preferences of our valued clients."
DrivingTransactions.com was pleased to represent Crown Worldwide and assist facilitate bringing these two companies together to better serve their collective clients and the Denver Metropolitan area.
Bouayad is also looking forward to attending the upcoming CD/NLA Show in Orlando, representing Crown Worldwide at two of the show’s biggest events.
“We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum,” says Bouayad. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to meet with new and existing affiliates from around the world and share the services we provide in Denver and beyond.”
Crown Worldwide is also co-sponsoring the Monday night Halloween Costume Party at the show, along with ANB Trans and Centennial Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation.
“This is our second year of sponsoring the Monday night party, and I am proud to be part of it again. I’m especially looking forward to seeing what amazing costumes people come up with,” adds Bouayad.
Visit crownlimousine.com for more information.