Miami — With the Chauffeur Driven Show just days away, it’s time to start planning how you’ll make the most of the networking and educational opportunities available during our October 11-14 stay in South Beach. With a robust association presence this year, those who are pounding the pavement to make legislative headway at regional and statewide levels will be on hand to discuss their efforts, successes, and plans for the future.
Our first-ever show in Miami will be chock-full of inaugural events, including our Association Summit on Wednesday, October 14, at the Loews. During this debut event, you’ll get to hear from more than a dozen association leaders representing markets all across North America as they give presentations on how they’re fighting TNCs and working to maintain the integrity of the industry. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the American Southwest to eastern Canada, you’ll get to hear from operators hailing from an array of locales as they discuss their own region’s approach to industry-wide concerns.
Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association President Mike Fogarty of Tristar Worldwide, Limousine Association of New Jersey President Jeff Shanker of A-1 Limousine, and Florida Limousine Association President Rick Versace of A1A Airport & Limousine Service will be moderating the two-hour event, and the Summit will close with a Q&A session. Also presenting will be:
- Perry Barin 2nd Vice President, GCLA
- Shane Stickel President, CLA
- Mike Callahan President, NELA
- Chad Casey Director, GALA
- Robert Cunningham and Doug Schwartz Board Members, LILA
- Todd Davis and Matthew Johnston, Board Members, DFWLA
- Wes Hart President, HALCA
- Joe Ironi and Hussein Mahmoud Board Members, OLOA
- Tracy Raimer President, ILA
- Steve Rhoads President, PRLA
- Dave Shaw President, WFLA
- Cliff Wright President, GOLA
Click here to find out more about the Summit. All are welcome to attend this debut offering, which is sponsored by Chosen Payments.
Chosen Payments is also sponsoring a returning favorite, the Association Pavilion, which you can find right next to the lunch area at the Miami Beach Convention Center. While the Pavilion will be hosting our laser-focused Micro-Sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, it will be open throughout the show floor’s exhibit hours.
And our Association Pavilion will be the site of another CD Show first: The National Limousine Association will be manning a booth this year.
“Many operators who are not members of the NLA attend the Chauffeur Driven Show, and we want to meet those people to tell them about the importance of being an NLA member,” says NLA President Gary Buffo of Pure Luxury Transportation. “We must unify as an industry to protect, preserve, and build our industry's footprint in chauffeured car and bus market segments in the years to come. We look forward to sharing the NLA’s goals with all CD Show attendees.”
This year’s Pavilion will also include the United Motorcoach Association, the Black Car Assistance Corporation, and a number of state and regional livery associations, all of whom will have members ready to chat about how they’re fighting the good fight for the benefit of the industry. Click here for a full list of Association Pavilion participants.
Visit chauffeurdrivenshow.com for more information.