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  • 6/5/2018

    TLPA Looks Toward Las Vegas for Its 100th Annual Convention

    With a new format, new technology and new speakers, TLPA hatches plans for its most important gathering of the century.

    (ROCKVILLE, Md.) — The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association is gearing up for its landmark 100th Annual Convention & Trade Show, the world's largest gathering of for-hire fleet industry executives.

    Attendees from around the world will attend the Oct. 27-29 event held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to mark the TLPA's 100th Convention & Trade Show. In addition to the new three-day, action-packed format, this year’s event features interactive "Learning Labs" in place of panel discussions, and will rely more heavily on outside speakers, rather than presenters from its fleet operator members, to lead discussions.

    The TLPA is also reaching out to top-notch speakers for its three General Sessions. Once they are confirmed, TLPA will announce their names on Twitter and Facebook with #FleetForward and on the convention’s website, The Trade Show is filling up quickly, even faster than in years past, owing to the historic nature of this year's gathering. TLPA is pleased to announce that Ford Motor Company and Flywheel have already signed on as Premier Sponsors.

    The annual golf tournament to benefit the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation will be conveniently held on the famous Las Vegas Strip at the championship course at the Bali Hai Golf Club. Other social networking events will include a new member welcome luncheon, kick-off party, closing reception, and of course, the grand opening reception and a luncheon on the trade show floor…networking opportunities galore.

    "The response to this historic centennial gathering has been really great so far, and the TLPA staff and board members are working on some terrific ideas to make this event the best we've ever had," said Mike Pinckard, president of TLPA. "It's been said this is a three-day master class in running a transportation business, whether you have 1,000 vehicles in a major city or 10 vehicles in your town. Everybody at these events is here to help their fellow operator do one thing: Grow their business with new and better ideas."

    Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations early to take advantage of the discount room blocks at Caesars Palace. Room reservation information can be found on Caesars' website.

    Thinking about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? To find the best option to showcase your product or company, email Deb LaGasse at or call (301) 984-5700. Don't delay—secure your spot today!

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