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Preregistration is now CLOSED!
Please register ON-SITE at the TLPA registration desk located in the Platinum Ballroom Foyer from  Wednesday - Saturday.
Thank You.

President Dizengoff and the TLPA leadership invite you, the membership, vendors, spouses, guests, and all others to Los Angeles, one of the world's most popular travel destinations, for the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association's 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, October 27-31, 2010, with endless entertainment, iconic landmarks and attractions and a city boasting an average of 325 days of sunshine a year—L.A. Live is the place to be!

This year the new JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE located in L.A.'s mega-entertainment complex along with the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center featuring upscale restaurants and the Grammy Museum will host this grand event. Make sure you sign up to attend one of the World's Largest Gatherings of For-Hire Transportation Fleet Owners!

The 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show slated to offer over 3 days of quality programming and networking is sure to bring together industry experts and world leaders for educational and roundtable discussions related to current and emerging issues and initiatives affecting and impacting our industry. In addition, this event will offer a platform for members, industry suppliers and vendors to interact during a number of unique networking opportunities that will allow attendees to grow their contact base

So, if you have never had the experience of attending a TLPA convention and trade show, then this is the year to do so!

Here is a snap shot of what to expect:

Photos © 2010 Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau (LACVB) Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau (LACVB)

Opening General Session

This year we will be offering three General Sessions. On the first day of the Convention, a keynote on TLPA's New Web-based Driver Education Program will be the highlight of the Opening General Session followed by the Operator of the Year Award presentations. On Friday, a Keynote speaker will address the second General Session, followed by the State of the Industry Address delivered by TLPA President Victor Dizengoff, the Legislative Update and the Driver of the Year Award presentations. On Saturday, the General Session will consist of Annual Business Meetings that include the Foundation Report and Video by TLPF President Ellis Houston, the election of New TLPA Officers & Directors and a speech by newly TLPA President, Robert McBride, presenting his vision for the future of TLPA and the industry.

The Educational Sessions

Roundtable Discussions are back! Industry experts and leaders will be present to lead the discussions and cover a number of topics that will be of importance and interest to you. This series of informal Q & A discussions will kick off the opening of the Convention and offer thought-provoking discussions related to our industry. Each table roundtable will accommodate 36 people, so we encourage you arrive early to secure a seat.

Please refer to the agenda for a complete list of roundtable discussion topics and come prepared with your questions and comments.

The Annual Business Meetings

The TLPA & TLPF Annual Business Meeting will be held Saturday morning, October 30. During these meetings, new budgets will be adopted, bylaw changes will be received and board members will be elected and sworn into office. The highlight will be newly elected President Robert McBride presenting his vision for the future of TLPA and the industry.

The Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall will be located directly in the Diamond Ballroom where leading industry vendors will showcase the most advanced solutions, technologies, products and services. Click here, for information on exhibiting and advertising opportunities.

Trade Show

The Grand Opening of the Trade Show will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the Grand Opening Cocktail Reception. On Friday, the exhibit hall will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a lunch being served from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then a Member Appreciation Cocktail hour that will take place later that afternoon. On Saturday, the trade show will re-open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with lunch served 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. along with prize drawings to be held before the exhibit hall closes. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Optional Events

As part of the annual convention experience we invite you to sign up for the optional events. You do not have to be registered to attend the TLPA convention in order to purchase a ticket to one or more of the optional events, however convention registrants will have first opportunity for all events listed below. For detailed information on these events, click here.
  • TLPF/Gateway Insurance Company Golf Tournament
  • TLPF Women's Spa Program
  • Women In Transportation (WIT) Networking Dinner
  • Annual Banquet
  • Host Operator Tour *Free and included in the registration fee*
To donate items for the Silent Auction, contact Jenny Abreu, manager of meetings, at

Registration Information

Included in your registration fee are two breakfasts, two lunches, two cocktail receptions, the host operator tour and exhibitor promotional materials and items distributed in the exhibit hall. Don't delay REGISTER TODAY! For registration information, click here.

Hotel Information

The brand new! JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, serving as the focal point of L.A. LIVE and located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, will be the host of our 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show. Special rates for TLPA convention registrants will expire on October 6 or until our room block sells out, whichever happens first. The earlier you make reservations the better! For hotel reservation information, click here.