Business Development: Thriving Through Growth
Most CEOs drive company sales, but every member of the team is a potential sales touchpoint for clients. Using these two successful models, speakers will share how to create a structure where everyone sells and how even traditional non-sales positions can be critical for the overall sales effort. It will also include how to create KPIs that focus on conversion rates, track sales and accountability, mentor your existing staff, and build an effective sales team.
Presented by: Dave Reinhart of TBR Global and Wayne Knaub of RSM Maintenance
Bus & Motorcoach Regulations Coming Down the Pike
Presented by: Godfrey LeBron of the United Motorcoach Association and Brandon Buchanan of American Bus Association
DOT Compliance and Audit Readiness
Presented by: Joe Guinn of Limo & Bus Compliance and Johnny Sower of Chariots For Hire
Beyond Borders: The Impact of the Global Business Landscape
This session will focus on what you need to know and do to successfully expand your reach by sending more business to international markets. Although U.S. operators will benefit from this session, it is designed specifically for and led by international operators. Key issues covered will include overcoming language and currency hurdles, finding untapped opportunities, networking efficiently, and leveraging relationships.
Moderated by: Kristen Carroll of The LMC Group
Presented by: Nadeem Ajaib of Icona Global, Patrick Pierron of EQSL Global and Ralf Rehder of Action Worldwide Limousines
Getting Onboard With Buses
Many livery companies are expanding their motorcoach and bus offerings, but how do you know when it’s the right time for your company? Speakers will break down what it takes to get in the game (pros and cons) and how to make it work once you do. Other topics will include: How to find untapped revenue streams; negotiating contracts for employee, municipal, and high school and university shuttles; tours and charters; wine tours; and working with DMCs, meeting and event planners, and conventions.
Presented by: Tony Simon of Reston Limousine and Gray Hill of Black Tie Transportation
Money in the Bank: Presenting Your Best to Lenders
This session will focus on ways that companies can position themselves to be more attractive to banks to secure commercial loans. It will examine the most relevant criteria lenders look at, as well as how each weighs into the decision. It will also include advice on how to raise money through personal and credit card processor loans, and other resourceful and nonconventional methods.
Presented by: Andi Gray of Strategy Leaders and Sami Elotmani of Destination MCO
Leading Your Team, Living Your Corporate Culture
Every workplace has its own groove and set of principles that govern it. Our speakers will present ideas for defining, building, and embodying your corporate culture and making the critically important distinction between leadership and management. The role that effective communication—starting at the top—plays in consistent management and reinforcement will also be explored.
Presented by: Kristen Carroll of The LMC Group, Tracy Raimer of Chicago's Transportation Group, and Joey Allen of Kings Worldwide Transportation