Although we haven’t crossed into the new year, Chauffeur Driven (CD) and the National Limousine Association (NLA) are thrilled to release the schedule for the upcoming 2024 CD/NLA Show held March 3-6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We’re expecting this next CD/NLA Vegas Show to have record-breaking attendance, even surpassing last year’s number of 2,300 industry professionals.
We’ve compiled a lineup of sessions, roundtables, and networking events that will appeal to operators of all sizes across all markets. While the CD/NLA Education Committee (co-chaired by Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide and Karl Guenther of Statement Limousine) are hard at work assembling the educational lineup, we can reveal that the 2024 Show will offer a dozen seminars and sessions that will touch on a number of hot topics related to our industry. You can expect education that will guide and teach as much as it will inspire and spark ideas for your own business. Some of the general topics we have greenlit include cyber security, succession planning, marketing and SEO, EVs and sustainability, wellness (body, mind, spirit) and achieving a work life balance, and an update from the FMCSA. We also have sessions in the works that are geared up specifically toward large operators, smaller operators, and those who want to expand their retail service, as well as a panel discussion centered around our international contingency. We’ll share more details once the entire lineup is confirmed.
While education is the heart of the show, it’s impossible to discount the importance of networking at CD/NLA events. As such, we’ve assembled several dedicated events designed for operators to expand their business network. For example, we’re thrilled to offer our ultra-popular International Meet & Greet (we’re already seeing a high number of worldwide registrations); the Women in the Industry Breakfast; and our Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum, where we expect to have 85 or more tables.
“As a small operator the CD/NLA Show is a MUST! I went into this with minimal knowledge about the affiliate world and how much you can benefit from the network … after leaving this show I felt confident in my business and the industry,” says Ian Thomas Brooks of Western Valet.
For attendees that have never been to our annual event, we realize that it can be a little intimidating setting a show schedule and forging new relationships. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a returning favorite, the First Timers’ Event, which will help newbies help make new connections and get the most from our Vegas show.
“As a first timer to the show, I felt very welcome, and everyone was friendly. I met fantastic people and made connections that will be very helpful to our business,” says Nancy Plante of Executive Express.
What’s more, we’re absolutely thrilled to report that the exhibit hall is almost entirely sold out already nearly three months before the show. This is our most expansive show floor in years, with more vehicle choices than you’ve ever seen. Numerous OEMs have stepped up their commitment to the industry and are offering products at every point price and level of luxury. Manufacturers like Volvo, BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Lucid, and Rivian will all be there with their latest vehicles to service this industry. Additionally, most of the major motorcoach manufacturers will be present with a wide array of choices for Sprinters, Transits, and cutaway buses all under one roof. You can also expect to see virtually every industry-related product, service, or technology that could make an impact on your efficiency, profitability, and safety. It’s true buying power and side-by-side shopping. As of press time, just 12 booths remain as all our vehicle spaces have been contracted.
Speaking of manufacturers, a huge shout-out to Volvo, who is once again our Title and Affiliate Central Sponsor. Also, a great big thank you to sponsors Driving Transactions (Education), Buffalo (Coffee), North Point Global Transportation Services (Official Show App), Lancer Insurance (Lanyards), BMW (Signage), Grech Motors (Keynote), Titus Leasing (Monday Lunch), and Premier Transportation Minnesota (Pocket Program). We are so grateful for their support of the show and our industry.
Registration is open, so now is the time to take advantage of our incredible Early Bird Rate of $549 for a full show pass ($449 if you’re an NLA member), with hotel rates averaging $152 per night.
Visit cdnlavegas.com for more information.