2016 New Orleans Executive Retreat Articles

The CD Executive Retreat Kicks It Up A Notch in the Big Easy (Published 06/2016)

The energy that was created at this May’s Chauffeur Driven Executive Retreat at the JW Marriott on Canal in New Orleans was unstoppable. More than 200 attendees and their spouses joined us in the Big Easy for some on-point education, tons of networking, and locally inspired activities that took us all over the city. Special thanks go out to our Platinum Sponsors Turtle Top and Tenney Group—not to mention our Gold, Silver, and Affiliate Sponsors—for helping to make the retreat a massive success.

It was a heck of a follow-up to our incredibly well-received inaugural Executive Retreat, which debuted last June in Nashville. The hallmark of the event is blending the authentic local flavor a city that our attendees don’t often have a chance to visit with top-notch seminars, networking opportunities galore, a healthy dose of relaxation, and most of all—fun! Some music-loving attendees flew in early to take in the final weekend of Jazz Fest, one of the country’s preeminent and longest-running music festivals dedicated to blues, soul, rock, folk, and, of course, jazz ...


Chauffeur Driven New Orleans Retreat Is an Event to Remember (Published 05/2016)

New Orleans — More than 200 industry professionals went marching into the Big Easy for Chauffeur Driven’s second annual Executive Retreat. Held May 1-3 at the JW Marriot, the event was jam-packed with education, networking, and fun. Special thanks go out to our platinum sponsors Turtle Top and Tenney Group—not to mention our Gold, Silver, and Affiliate sponsors—for helping to make the Retreat a massive success. This Retreat marked the first for Chauffeur Driven’s new Director of Events Jess Pavlow, and based on the reaction of the attendees, her trial-by-fire was nothing short of a triumph.

The event began with a welcoming reception at Mardi Gras World, the warehouse home to floats from past Mardi Gras parades. Guests were encouraged to tour the facility after being treated to a Hurricane, the signature cocktail of New Orleans. Next, dinner was served at the neighboring Grand Oaks Mansion, which transported attendees from the rainy New Orleans weather into an indoor antebellum mansion and courtyard. The Gumbo Trio’s jazz provided the perfect soundtrack to the bayou atmosphere. The evening ended with a stroll along New Orleans’ most well-known way, Bourbon Street ...


Less Than 30 Passes Left for Our NOLA Executive Retreat! (Published 04/2016)

Get ready to strut. It’s with less than TWO WEEKS until our Executive Retreat kicks off in the Crescent City, New Orleans! Because our Retreat is specifically tailored for operators of ALL sizes to network in a casual environment, it’s limited to only 200 operators overall. And it’s not just for the “big” guys out there: Although many of the leading operators from across the country have already registered, it’s an excellent opportunity for small and midsize operators to network with their peers without too much time away from the office. There’s also plenty of fun and unique activities planned so that it’s actually more like a working vacation that benefits your business. Score! Sounds amazing, right? With only 30 passes left, you’d be crazy to pass up this opportunity.

Here’s what we have in store: four world-class education sessions, three of which feature dynamic, engaging speakers from outside the industry; private events like our Steamboat Natchez dinner cruise and dinner at Mardi Gras World; two nights of the hottest live music on iconic Bourbon and Frenchmen streets; carriage tours of the historic French Quarter, most of your meals and drinks included, and so much more. The education alone is worth the price of admission! ...


Big Plans for CD's Executive Retreat in the Big Easy (Published 03/2016)

With the countdown to our second annual Executive Retreat rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to get jazzed about all that awaits you in New Orleans!

Our inaugural event in Nashville set the bar pretty high but, with the help of Platinum Sponsors Turtle Top and The Tenney Group, our Education Committee, and input from the industry, this year’s Retreat will once again deliver world-class education and close-knit networking in a one-of-a-kind location when 200 operators join us in The Big Easy from May 1-3. (You can see a full list of our generous sponsors at neworleansretreat.com.) Our host property, JW Marriott, is nestled right in the beating heart of downtown New Orleans on Canal Street, making many of our off-site offerings an easy stroll from the hotel ...


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