CD Show Seminars

Creative Revenue Streams Right Under Your Nose

Increase revenue by doing more with what you already have, using your current infrastructure thoughtfully. We’ll touch on areas within your business that could be used in slow times to increase revenue. Examples include loss of use, short-term rentals, reallocation of fleet, paying local affiliates for their drivers, leasing drivers, using vehicles to transport things other than people (high-priority delivery items) and retail work for internal departments such as detailing or in-house mechanics.

Presented by: Alan Candeub of Park Avenue Limousine and Daniel Perez of DPV Transportation

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Adapting to Client Expectations & Global Industry Standards

This panel discussion will address the most pressing topics affecting those who not only conduct business globally but also have clients travelling internationally. Among the crucial topics discussed here will be finding opportunities and advantages with technology, enhancing the customer experience and making it seamless, and building your global network with the well-vetted partners who are right for you and your clients.

Presented by: Nadeem Ajaib of Icona Global, Colin Devine of Devine's Worldwide, Aditya Loomba of ECO Limos, and Ilpo Mäkinen of Limousine Service Ltd.

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Everybody Sells: Seizing Opportunities To Build Your Revenue

They say that getting sales is like grabbing at low-hanging fruit. Well, that fruit is ripe and ready for picking. Geared with the small operator in mind, this informative workshop will show you how to maximize your profits and growth by snaring business that is within your reach. Join us to get an education on how to turn leads into money and get the most of the business available in your market. We’ll also give you a run down on services and resources that are available to a business on the move, and prepare you for hiring or increasing staff.

Presented by: Kim J. Garner of Best Transportation and Kimberly Vissak of Build a Team Consultants


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

Where Is Your Business Growing and How Are You Getting There?
Andi Gray
Strategy Leaders
Joe Ironi
Global Alliance Chauffeured Services

Ever feel like the business controls you? Want to gain control of the freight train? Learn how other owners have built businesses that are profitable through good times and bad. This session will explain how to transition from an entrepreneurial business—where you are always putting out fires—to a steadily growing business that is predictable and dependable. Learn practical takeaways about how to work toward the goal of building structured business that runs itself and stands on its own.

2015 State of the Industry
Mike Fogarty
David Seelinger
Scott Solombrino

You won’t want to miss this year’s State of the Industry, which promises to be as lively and engaging and it is informative and enlightening. TLPA President Mike Fogarty of Tristar Worldwide, David Seelinger of EmpireCLS Worldwide, and Scott Solombrino of Dav El/BostonCoach will comprise this year’s panel (moderated by Chris Weiss), and will outline how to launch a successful response to TNCs, discuss current trends, and make bold predictions about where the industry’s heading. Straightforward advice and candid discussions are guaranteed to punctuate this must-attend event.

13.5 Things You Won’t Do to Grow Your Business
Eric Schulman
Sandler Training

As business owners and salespeople, there are certain things we know we need to do each day, each week, and each month to continue to build our business and incomes. But why don’t we do them? We procrastinate, make excuses, and find other things to keep us busy until we miss our goals, disappoint our family, employees, or boss, and sometimes give up. Our speaker from Sandler Training—the sales and management experts—shares 13.5 must-do activities that most of us would admit we should do but, for some reason, we find just don’t get done.

Are You as an Owner Demanding Enough of Your Business?
Andi Gray
Strategy Leaders

Nearly 95 percent of business owners know that their businesses could be delivering better results, believe it could be worth more than it is, think it is not as fun or rewarding as it could be, and feel like it sits all on their shoulders. As business owners, we often tell ourselves, “We did OK, I’m making enough,” or “It’s OK to take a loss, I’ll make up for it next year,” or “Small businesses don’t need plans, budgets, forecasts…” You don’t have to settle for “OK.” Learn how to work on the business and not just in the business, and get on track to double profits and triple revenue in repetitive cycles.

Maximizing Areas and Opportunities for Growth in the Bus and Motorcoach Arena
Barry Gross
Reston Limousine
Robert Vaughn
Best Transportation
Ken Presley
UMA

Buses and motorcoaches continue to be a fast-growing segment of the industry. The investment may be significant, but contracts with local and state government, schools, DMCs, entertainment venues, and the like provide much-needed stability. Learn how to get started and identify opportunities for growth, while reducing risks and avoiding common pitfalls.

Affiliate Primer: Understanding What It Takes To Be a Better Partner
Tami Saccoccio
Commonwealth Worldwide
Terry Cox
Coastal Car Worldwide

Want to pick up work from international networks? Find out how to present yourself, fine-tune your operation to get in the game, and optimize opportunities like industry events. This session features tips and a Q&A, and is conveniently scheduled just before our Affiliate Central Global Partner Forum—where you can immediately put our presenters’ advice to good use. Wednesday G

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