2016 Washington, D.C. Show Articles

Industry Unity Reigns at the CD Show in Washington, D.C. (Published 12/2016)

Just weeks before one of the craziest elections in our history culminated with what many think was a surprising result, more than 1,700 industry professionals from around the globe landed in our nation’s capital for the 2016 Chauffeur Driven Show, held October 9-12 at the Renaissance Hotel and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Many thanks to all of the attendees, exhibitors, speakers, moderators, mentors, committee members, and sponsors—including Title Sponsors Ford-Lincoln Limousine and Livery Vehicles, Grech Motors, and Audi ...


Join CD in D.C. for Show Favorites and New Debuts (Published 09/2016)

The 2016 CD Show in Washington, D.C., is just 19 days away and we’re putting the final touches on what promises to be another can’t-miss event! While we’re bringing back a ton of longstanding favorites, we’ll also be revamping a few of them while bringing you some fresh new offerings, too.

This year’s show floor at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will boast 115,000 square feet of exhibit space that’s absolutely packed with vehicles, services, and technology to benefit your operation. We’ll be doing things a little differently with our show floor this year, starting with Sunday-Tuesday hours—plus a Show Floor Preview & Champagne Reception to kick things off on Sunday, Oct. 9 ...


New Tracks, Timely Topics Comprise Education at 2016 CD Show (Published 08/2016)

The countdown is on for the 2016 CD Show in Washington, D.C., and with 47 days to go, it’s never too early to start navigating your way through our jam-packed schedule! With workshops, seminars, and micro-sessions ranging from industry-wide concerns to specialized areas like our brand-new Small Operator and International Operator tracks, our Educational Committee has been hard at work crafting a schedule that truly has immediate takeaway value for everyone!

We’ll be offering three sessions specifically tailored to the small operators who comprise the staggering majority of this industry. On Sunday, October 9, hit the ground running with “Money in the Bank: Presenting Your Best to Lenders” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., presented by Andi Gray of Strategy Leaders and Sami Elotmani of Destination MCO, where you’ll learn ...


Announcing Our 2016 CD Show Keynote Speaker: Mark Thompson (Published 07/2016)

Come be inspired by our dynamic and engaging Keynote Speaker, Mark C. Thompson, at the 2016 Chauffeur Driven Show this October 9-12 in Washington, D.C. The Keynote, sponsored by Grech Motors and Mosaic Global Transportation, is scheduled for Monday, October 10 at 2:45 pm.

At a time when our industry is changing so rapidly due to unregulated competitors and the advent of the latest technology, understanding how to not only survive but thrive is on the minds of many operators. Operators understandably can get wrapped up in the fight to level the playing field, which may impact their ability to focus on their business, to think broadly about the future and compete intelligently against the disruptors. Thompson—a businessman, investor, executive coach, business speaker, and bestselling author—has spoken and written extensively about technology (including the “disruptive” kind) and will share his ideas for adapting to avoid getting run over by progress ...


Registration Opening July 1 for Show Benchmark Breakouts and Operator Mentoring Program (Published 06/2016)

2016 will see the winds of change blowing through our nation’s capital—and our flagship event will be no exception. After literally taking our show on the road for nearly 2,000 attendees in 2015, we’ll be coming back to the Northeast just in time for the most history-making presidential election ever.

This year’s host property is the stunning and newly renovated Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel—which will also be the site of our latest hotel takeover, with the staggering majority of rooms reserved for our guests. Directly across the street, you’ll find the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where the latest products and most in-demand services from more than 130 vendors will be displayed in 115,000 square feet of space ...


Check Out What's New for the 2016 CD Show in D.C. (Published 06/2016)

The 2015 Chauffeur Driven Show in Miami was one for the books. The reception we received regarding our education, networking, and nightlife exceeded our wildest expectations. But like George Washington, we cannot tell a lie: For our show in Washington, D.C., which will be held October 9-12, we’ve taken everything that made our first “road trip” show special and made it even better in 2016. Thanks to the input of our Show and Education committees and the generosity our sponsors, which include Title Sponsors Ford-Lincoln Limousine and Livery Vehicles and Grech Motors, we’ve been able to up the ante and add new workshops and events, revamp old favorites, and make our nightlife even more exciting.

We’re thrilled to return to the Northeast, and what better city than Washington, D.C.? The metro area attracts more than 20 million visitors from around the world each year, making it one of the country’s truly must-visit destinations. And with one of the most unusual presidential elections in recent times taking place in November—mere weeks after our show—you can bet that the air in our nation’s capital will be electric ...


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