Sun and sandy beaches sound pretty good right about now, are we right? How about an event that includes relaxation, industry networking, and helps you become a better leader and business owner? That’s exactly what we’re offering this June 12-14 as we mark the return of Executive Retreat—and what better place for our comeback than Miami? Our Retreat will be held at the world-class Loews Miami Beach Hotel, perfectly located in the heart of SoBe and steps from the Atlantic.
Limited to just 200 operators, the CD Executive Retreat offers focused and intimate networking, in addition to a blend of high-level educational content, local food and flavor, tours and competitive events, and of course, a bit of quality time by the pool or on the sand to create an amazing and revitalizing experience from beginning to end.
With a small group of dedicated attendees, you’ll have a chance to get to know every person who attends—and people come from all parts of the globe (who doesn’t love an international destination like Miami?). It’s the ideal environment for building lasting relationships.
Although we are still in the process of finalizing a few of the speakers, the topics and agenda are all but set. Each day of the event will include some sort of team-building component, including interactive roundtables via our Classroom Competition on Monday and our Beach Olympics on Tuesday (you can choose to flex your body or your mind!). During each of these sessions, you’ll have to opportunity to team up and solve problems with some of the industry’s best and brightest. Be prepared to use all your faculties and to get outside of your comfort zone, because you come to our Retreats to become stronger leaders.
In addition to friendly rivalries and networking opportunities, our Retreats offer laser-focused education. This year, we’ve set our sights on seminar/workshop topics that cover efficiency and profitability as well as recruiting chauffeurs and CDL drivers. But we’re especially jazzed about Mergers, Acquisitions, and Preparing for BIG Opportunities—an M&A super-session with Ken Lucci of Driving Transactions, Matt Daus of Windels Marx, and Tom Byrne of Kaptyn. This session is designed to will help operators of all sizes…
- Engage in financial and operational exercises and valuation techniques to prepare your company to explore buying, selling, merging or the big opportunity that may come your way
- Explain the M&A dance, in terms of the process by which deals are formed and progress, with a “how-to” approach to moving down the field
- Assess legal, financial, and tax due diligence risks and issues in the M&A process
- Get deals over the finish line by helping attendees to both identify and avoid pitfalls that could cause an otherwise good deal to fall apart
Significant attendee interaction and involvement with the panelists, and each other, in a workshop format, will help demystify the M&A process, and provide useful and practical information for attendees.
Don’t worry, we’re more than aware that the sunshine and fresh air will be calling you… this is South Beach, after all. In addition to an oceanfront opening dinner reception, we’ve built in plenty of time for kicking back by the pool or exploring the area. We’ll also be offering a super-cool Tour of Wynwood Walls—the iconic Graffiti Art Museum—on Monday afternoon before we embark on a spectacular dinner cruise on the yacht Biscayne Lady (with open bar, of course).
At press time, sponsorships are sold out except for one Platinum slot. Special thanks to all our sponsors—including Platinum Sponsor Lancer Insurance—for supporting this highly anticipated comeback event. Other sponsors include Gold: Century Business Solutions, Complete Fleet, Curtis Gabriel, Driving Transactions, Find Staff, MCI, Mundi Worldwide, PAX Chauffeur Training, and VIP Global; and Affiliate: ANB Trans, Buffalo Limousine, Ecko Transportation, Elite Coach, Gateway Global, LEADER Kansas City, Motev, North Point Global Transportation Services, Premier Transportation, Signature New Orleans, U.S. Sedan Service, and World Class Chauffeur Service.
Visit our registration page today to save $100 until 5/15. What’s more, we’ve secured an incredible room rate at the Loews of $289 per night—which is half-price for this stellar property. You can visit the Loews online by clicking here.
Visit cdexecutiveretreat.com for more information.