2015 Miami Show - People Have Said...

"Chauffeur Driven team, all I can say is “Wow!” Miami was an amazing show, fresh and bright and beautiful—and that was just the venue! I enjoyed the breakout sessions on the show floor, and it was amazing to network with my peers in a laid-back setting. The affiliate networking event was over-the-top: We were able to meet with so many people all in the span of a couple of hours. The parties were awesome and the food was great, too. We at The Driver Provider are looking forward to next year in Washington, D.C. See you in New Orleans!" - Mary Johnson of Alliance Limo in Ardsley, New York

 

"On behalf of Rhonda, Johne, myself, let me tell you how impressed we were with the 2015 Chauffeur Driven Show in Miami. The venue was outstanding, the networking—both on the floor and amongst each other in parties, suites, and one-on-one meetings—was phenomenal. The plenary sessions were right on point and the after-hours entertainment was a blast. I walked away with new relationships, solidified existing partnerships, and broke bread with good friends. I encourage you to keep the venues new and exciting, while challenging all of us to think outside of the box that we are accustomed to operating in. As one of your speakers said, “I live outside of the box!” That’s where Mosaic Global Transportation will be residing from today forward. Job well done!" - Maurice Brewster of Mosaic Global Transportation in Redwood City, Calif.

"The Chauffeur Driven team continues to raise the bar each year with new venues, beneficial seminars, and record-breaking attendances." – Evan Blanchette of VIP Global in Miami Beach, Fla.

 

"I must say that I felt the hotel and show were both great. The party Monday night couldn't have been any better: The space, the weather, and the staff were all perfect. I felt like everything overall ran really well and the CD team should be proud of their efforts." – Gary Day of American Limousines in Baltimore, Md.

Stephanie Dunn"This was my first time attending a Chauffeur Driven Show, and I was absolutely blown away by the great quality and variety of educational seminars, speakers, vendors, and networking events! The mobility of the app was also great! It was so easy to find my way around and make sure I didn’t miss any events thanks to the app’s schedule and maps." – Stephanie Dunn of BEST Transportation of St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo.

 

"Exhibiting at a new venue is always a scary proposition. As a professional vehicle dealer based in the Northeast, I was worried about how many attendees would follow the CD Show to Miami. But my fears were for naught! Not only did I see many of my clients, I met many new contacts from my region as well as the rest of the country. The only "bad" comments that I heard from attendees were that they were exhausted from all of the seminars, networking, and activities. Way to go, CD!" – Rick Eichner of City Limousine Sales in Long Island City, NY

"The Miami Show was awesome! The seminars were very informative, the networking was above and beyond, and I feel that the Ryan Seacrest Foundation charity dinner and auction was an evening to remember. I was so proud of all the donations and the amazing support and generosity of the bidders, and the CD team was amazing. I was so glad to be a part of such a great event. I can’t wait until next year! Thank you for a great show." – Renee Ferraro of ZBest Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation Services in Baltimore, Md.

 

"The 2015 Chauffeur Driven Show in Miami was a success! Networking was ideal, with the many faces who joined us for this event. The presentation for the overall convention was extending the services of the larger vehicles, such as party buses; I would like to have seen a few more limousines since it was a limo convention. Keynote Speaker Terry Jones did an exceptional job introducing to us the value of social media on the advertisement side for our industry. It was refreshing and educational, and he answered a lot of our concerns. For it being my first time in Miami, it was truly an experience."
– Sonny Hendricks of LeFleur Limousine in Ridgeland, Miss.

"The Chauffeur Driven show in Miami was unforgettable. The Rental Limo booth saw a steady stream of visitors on the show floor. It was fun enjoying South Beach with so many friends, old and new. Thanks to the entire CD team for your hard work!" – Ryan Hilberth of Rental Limo in St. Petersburg, Fla.

"As a first-time exhibitor at the CD Show, I was overwhelmed with the number of attendees who visited our trade show booth. The numbers exceeded my best estimates by 10 times the typical interactions we receive. I do have to apologize to those who left without me having a chance to discuss our washing system. I will have two of us at the next show to help keep up with the demand. Thank you, CD, for an excellent show. You exceeded our expectations." – Jack Jackson of Awash Systems in Stoney Creek, Ontario

"It’s so easy to say great things about CD events—the team effort really shows! I actually thought I might have time to get to the pool but with loaded seminars, great networking events, and a great exhibit hall, I never had the chance. Starting with a riveting keynote speaker, Terry Jones was amazing and invigorating—exactly what a keynote needs to be. The international Meet and Greet was packed with global operators making it the best-attended meet-and-greet that I have attended. The Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum was an amazing idea and allowed for good conversation and lasting connections. All in all, great value in an awesome location, and I am definitely looking forward to Washington, D.C. next year just before the election—what timing!"
– Edison Kahakauwila of L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services in Victoria, B.C.

 

"The CD show was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Our new affiliate relationships are already working! I really enjoyed the affiliate networking opportunities at all of the events. The Women in the Industry event was amazing. I really enjoyed it—almost as much as the charity event, which was truly one of the best in years. (And I can say that because I started charity work with Chris in 2004!) I am so impressed with the entire show that it's hard to pick a favorite! You all did an amazing job and I'm so proud to be part of such an amazing team!" – Wendy Kleefisch of Brevard Executive Transportation in Indialantic, Fla.

"Very informative sessions! It was a great experience to learn and network with so many great industry colleagues, not to mention how easy and comforting it is to meet new affiliates at the CD shows! Oh, and the beach was great, too." – Haley McDaniel of Hennessy Transportation Worldwide in Roswell, Ga.

"New location and new attendees equaled new business for Create-A-Card. The show floor traffic was steady and our team members kept busy for three days as they solved the marketing and printing concerns for many who visited with us. Lock us in for the next show and new location in Washington, D.C. See you there!”
– Arthur Messina of Create-A-Card in St. James, N.Y.

"As always, it was a fabulous show! I had such a great time reconnecting with our present affiliates and meeting new operators worldwide. It was wonderful being in a new scene: I think Miami’s beautiful weather and bright sun kept everyone in great spirits—we should have extended our trip for another day or two to enjoy the Florida sun! I wanted to enjoy the city but did not want to skip any seminars during the day, as they were all so informative. I have attend all three CD shows, and they get better and better each time. I’m sure it takes lots of ideas and trial-and-error to pull everything off, and we greatly appreciate it.  I can’t wait for the next show!" – Nikki Ngolvorarath of Sentinel Limousine in East Providence, R.I.

 

"The Chauffeur Driven Show was a five-star event. My favorite part was the mentor program: Maurice Brewster was my mentor and he did a terrific job of communicating with our small group and allowing us to ask questions, as well. I loved that the venue was in beautiful Miami! It made for some fun in the sun and great suite parties. It was great having the opportunity to spend time with my mother Susy outside of the office and still get some work done!" – Jennifer Paris of Paris Limousine in Oklahoma City, Okla.

"The show was fantastic! I especially enjoyed the seminar by Keynote Speaker Terry Jones. It really opened my eyes to understanding the future of technology and how it will affect our industry. The dinner and auction for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation was a blast, too!" – Wade Randolph of Riverside Limousines in Baton Rouge, La.

 

"The CD show was very rewarding to me professionally. I brought back new ideas and strategies for our day-to-day operations. The beach in Miami was great, too!" – Erich Reindl of Avanti Transportation in Houston, Texas

"It never occurred to me that I was attending a first-time event. From registration to directions to the events, everything was planned so carefully that it seemed to be flawless. I actually caught up with a lot of events on time just because I didn’t have to ask those “how to,” “what to,” and “where to” questions. Everything was perfecto! I am excited to know that CD’s next destination is our backyard. My congratulations and best wishes to the whole team." – AJ Shah of Sunny's Worldwide Transportation in Sterling, Va.

 

"Wow, what an event! It was the best show I have ever been to in 17 years! The CD team has really outdone itself and set the bar very high for future shows. It was the perfect combination of networking, education, relaxation, and fun. My phone is still ringing with new affiliates wanting to do business with us." – Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Chauffeured Services Worldwide in East Hanover, N.J.

"I thought the show was very well-attended and the venue was great. The affiliate network session was in the perfect room—large and open—and was filled. We were able to get a lot of business done. The general session was fantastic—especially my panel! The trade show floor was well laid out and not over-crowded. Having room to move freely makes a big difference. This was a well-run and very effective event for our industry. Miami was perfect and the parties were lots of fun. Thank you for doing an excellent job. " – Scott Solombrino of Dav El/BostonCoach in Chelsea, Mass.

 

"It was my first show ever and definitely not my last. It was wonderful to meet people in the same business and share each other’s expertise. It brings back the personal aspect of the industry, which I think is most important. I am looking forward to the next event!" – Ralph Van Delden of Van Delden Corporate Limousine Services in Amsterdam, Netherlands

"The show was great for me. Very informative speakers covering great topics! My favorite was the Mentor Program. I attended it last year and again this year in Miami, and I really enjoyed the insight and encouragement. As a small business owner, it really helps to receive ideas from the big guys and gals." – Jerry Vickery of Classic Limousine of Rockford in Machesney Park, Ill.

 

"All-around fantastic show! Great locations, seminars, and networking. The highlights for me were the keynote speaker—Terry Jones was sensational and motivating! We had a table at Affiliate Central and were able to touch base with so many companies. The show floor: What a great lineup of vehicles and products! We even bought two Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from McSweeney Designs to add to our fleet. The final banquet was awesome, as so much was raised for charity. It’s always great to give back and help support great causes.  " – Barbara J. White of VIP Transportation Group in Orlando, Fla.

"The show floor was the highlight of the trip for me. There was more than just software and vehicles: There were many new products and innovations for our industry. The seminars on the show floor were a welcomed bonus. Keep up the great work!" – Scott Woodruff of Majestic Limousine & Coach in West Des Moines, Iowa

 

"Best show in years! Great venues, great educational sessions, and the best Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum ever. Looking forward to the Executive Retreat inNew Orleans in May and Washington, D.C. next October!" – Cliff Wright of Royal Coach & Limousine in Orlando, Fla.

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