WHAT 2019 ILCT ATTENDEES SAID:
“This is my 19th year coming to the Show. For the first few years, I came to see. Then for several years, I came to be seen as a sponsor. I did bag stuffers and that sort of thing. The investment return on our farm-in business was crazy. You put $15,000 into a big show rollout and you got $400,000 more in revenue on farm-in from people that you never met before. So now I come to the shows to give back. I do a lot of seminars, roundtables, and groups. I share what I've learned with other people.
— Dan Goff, A. Goff Transportation, Charlottesville, Va.
“There's a warm and fuzziness to the LCT staff here. I've been able to have lunches and dinners with you and your staff, and several meetings here with some of your other staff that I haven't met before at other shows. And everybody is so helpful and so engaging and so inspired to help people network and be engaged with the vendors. It's amazing. Look at everybody; they’re happy, they're engaged, there's an energy. It's infectious. So, you want to come back next year.”
— Robert Gaskill, MOTEV, Los Angeles
“It’s always great to hear what’s going on in the industry from Sara Eastwood-Richardson, who is a pillar of the industry. She gives everyone in the room advice on what they should be focusing on in the coming year. Where else are you going to get that? This is THE show – the main one we always look at when we decide which we should attend for the year. It’s just an all-around great package year after year.”
— Chris Hundley, Limousine Connection, Los Angeles, Calif.
“I’ve been coming to the LCT Show since I got started in the industry about seven years ago. It’s good to hear an approximation of where the travel industry is going. It gives us ideas on what we need to do and how to change our business to make things easier for clients and be more transparent. I absolutely plan on coming next year. I come every year and it’s always something I look forward to.”
— Jason Messinger, BBZ Limousine, Bergenfield, N.J.
“We wanted to become a one-stop shop so DMCs could come to us and order a full size, mid-size, and mini coach. We decided it was time to attend the LCT Show to see what it was all about and look at the smaller coach market to see what we could learn. What will keep us coming back is the value we gain here.”
— Eugene Thomas, All Aboard America, Mesa, Ariz.
“I’ve been to BusCon (a tradeshow put on by LCT’s parent company Bobit Business Media) where I was told about LCT. I got the opportunity to come to Las Vegas and I’ve been having a good time and making some great connections, and I’m starting to base my standards off the industry standards I’m learning about here. The networking will be what keeps me coming back.”
— Rich Perea, Cheers! Tours and Events, Lubbock, Texas
“Of course I’ll be coming back next year. This is THE show. I’ve been in the industry for just less than 10 years, and this is the show to be at. This is where everyone goes to meet. You have to be at this show.”
— Anuj Patel, Ponterelli Companies, Chicago, Ill.
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS SAID:
“Another great show well worth flying across the country to attend. Will be back next year!”
- J.R. Garza, Owner, Diamond Limousine & Sedan, Boise, ID
“The LCT East Show was fantastic and we were able to spotlight our association and sign up 9 new members. We are very thankful and can’t wait for LCT Vegas! The Show was packed with information for small operators and mentors. Thank You LCT for putting on a great Show with many educational and networking opportunities!”
- Wendy Kleefisch, CEO, Brevard Executive Transportation, Indialantic, FL
“Every year LCT pushes for new educational content to deliver full value to the regional livery operator in Mid Atlantic Region! And every year, an operator can walk away knowing they received awesome information and outstanding networking opportunities.”
- Michael Barreto, COO, Eagle Chauffeured Services, Upland, PA
“Love the Show, can't wait for Vegas!”
- Robert Xavier, President, Legend Limousines, Inc., Long Island, NY
“LCT shows always seem amaze me with the education content. Fresh ideas and fresh faces are a plus to the industry.”
- Douglas Rydbom, Sr. Member, Premiere 1 LImousine, Middletown, PA
“It is always a good show because you are able to spend more one-on-one time with other operators to network And build stronger relationships”
- Patrick Helvey, owner/pres, Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Roanoke, VA
“The LCT East Show exceeded my expectations. It was very user friendly, had lots to do, was quite fresh in its approach, and was easy to navigate. I spent a lot of time on the Show floor and was not disappointed.”
- George H Jacobs, CEO, Windy City Limousine, Hinsdale, IL
“This year's Show was the best I ever attended. Having a good mix of seminars along with all the vendors and of course the vehicles to touch and sit in was money well spent. Thank You”
- Michael Grieco, Director of Operations, Shore Luxury Limos, Manasquan, NJ
“I've been coming to the Show for the past 30 years. I think in the current stage in the transportation business it's more important than ever to keep up with all the new things happening in our industry and plan for our future,”
- Mo Garkani, CEO, The COTS Group, Los Angeles, CA
“Great to be able to see all of the great people in the industry in one place! Keep up the excellent work LCT!”
-Rocky Ahmann, Director of Sales, Limo Anywhere LLC, Dallas, TX
“This was our second year exhibiting at LCT East, and each experience was highly valuable. To an extent, this Show functions more as a regional show, and operators who do not have the time or ability to travel to the national shows are able to attend, giving us the opportunity to connect with a new group of potential clients. We made many meaningful connections, and the subsequent business that resulted from each show proved a great ROI as an exhibitor. Thank you for the opportunity!”
- Kristen Carroll, CEO, The LMC Group, Manchester, NH
“Very well organized and the music playing was awesome, turn it up louder and make the party more engaging for everyone! Scheduling was nice for Exhibit hours. However, my only down fall was that it started on a Sunday Evening...”
- Ernie Dutra, National Accounts Manager, SOMS Technologies, Albion, IL
“LCT East hit it out of the park. Great networking, events and education. Definitely a can't miss Show for operators looking to learn and grow.”
- Bruce Heinrich, Founder & CEO, LEADER Chauffeur Services, Kansas City, MO