As you’re no doubt aware, the CD/NLA Show is returning to the Gaylord Palms on October 22-25. But did you know our incredible Early Bird Rate expires in just a few weeks? From now until September 8, we’re thrilled to offer you an exclusive Early Bird Rate of only $449. What’s more, NLA members can save even more with an additional $75 off the registration price. Also, we’ve secured a block of rooms at our host property for the room rate of $249/night—including resort fees. Our blocks always sell out, so be sure to book early to secure your room.
Sure, we all love the networking that the event offers, but the educational sessions and seminars are truly the heart of the CD/NLA Show. Each year, our dedicated CD/NLA Educational Committee, co-chaired by Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide and Karl Guenther of Statement Limousine, carefully and thoughtfully assembles a roster of topics and skilled speakers. For our show in Orlando, they’ve put together a staggering 12 dedicated educational sessions and roundtables designed for operators of all sizes. That’s more than 16 hours of educational programming! Whether you have one car or 100, we’re certain you’ll get some immediate takeaway that you can apply to your business.
We’re kicking things off on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 with Empowering Passenger Transportation With AI! Unleash the full potential of your business and dive headfirst into the world of strategic AI integration. You’ll learn how to revolutionize fleet management, work marketing magic for local engagement, craft AI-driven customer service excellence, and master incident management for unstoppable operational efficiency. Then at 2:15 we’ll present Graduating to the Next Level, where three operators of different sized businesses will provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions about your transportation assets. Join us for an insightful exploration into the progressive transformation of transportation fleets, from the efficiency of sedans to the grandeur of motorcoaches. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the intricate journey of fleet evolution and make educated choices for your transportation business. Also at 2:15 is When Disaster Strikes: a Business Continuity Plan, a session designed to help operators build a business continuity plan for succession.
Operators will want to wake early Monday morning for our 8:15 session, Mastering Business Financial Solutions: Loans, Leases & Banking Relationships. This financially themed seminar is your gateway to understanding EIDL loans, traditional vehicle loans, leases, and how to develop that banking relationship for SBA loans and lines of credit. Then at 9:30, join us for From Chaos to Clarity: Getting Your Financial House in Order. Speaker Ken Lucci of Driving Transactions will help empower you to make informed decisions that optimize your company's performance and bottom line. This session will take you through what you need to know to get your financial house in order.
Our programming continues on Tuesday morning at 8:30 with Strategies for Success: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Small Operators, where a panel of veteran small operators will lead you to discover a wealth of insights and strategies tailored specifically for small operators in the transportation industry. This engaging and empowering educational session is designed to equip you with essential tools for success in today's competitive market. From pricing strategies to affiliate partnerships and beyond, "Strategies for Success" is your compass for navigating challenges and seizing opportunities. Concurrently at 8:30 is a roundtable discussion entitled What Is Your Workplace DNA? A team of moderators will help you explore how problems are solved when you elevate your "Workplace DNA" (the unique combination of the company's values, leadership style, communication, work environment, and the company's approach to work-life balance). Then, at 10:00 am is Beyond Words: Leveraging Visual Marketing to Stand Out, a workshop that aims to explore the potential of visual marketing to help businesses stand out in the market, while also delving into essential areas like brand management, customer retention and loyalty, upselling, and recruitment. Also at 10:00 am is our second roundtable event, Building Bridges to Enhance Organizational Success. This interactive roundtable is designed to cultivate an environment where we all thrive! Discover the keys to nurturing a workplace that celebrates individuality, bolsters team involvement, and supports enduring careers. Connect with fellow operators from various backgrounds to collaborate, learn from one another, and collectively build a more engaged and inspired team.
Our slate of education comes to a close on Wednesday with an HR session at 8:45 am (details to be finalized), followed by Essential Safety Practices for a Secure Transportation Experience at 10:15 am. Embark on a comprehensive safety voyage as we delve into crucial practices that form the bedrock of a secure and reliable transportation operation. This session brings together an array of vital topics that ensure the safety of both your passengers and team members.
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