Ever since our first issue of Limousine and Chauffeur Magazine, people from all parts of the country have been asking us to organize an industry show. “It’s essential,” they say, “to see the advances in our industry first hand.” Almost every major industry, except ours, has a national conference and we are pleased to announce that the first such gathering in the limousine industry will take place on December 9-10, 1984, at Caesar’s Boardwalk Regency Hotel/Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
It’s only natural that our publication should take on such a challenge. We had our priorities, though. The most important thing was to establish Limousine and Chauffeur on solid ground before tackling a totally new area for our company. In the past year, our magazine has grown nearly fourfold. Our articles improve as we hear from you, our readers, concerning the kind of information we should provide. Advertising, the lifeblood of any publication, has grown since marketers have found us to be an effective way of reaching new customers. So now that the limousine industry is more active and visible than ever before, we think the time for a national Show and Conference has arrived.
As the industry grows, so must its members. Opportunities abound for the newly established livery service as well as for older, seasoned veterans. Whether it’s in a general meeting session, over cocktails, or while visiting with an exhibiting coachbuilder, we expect that everyone will benefit from exposure to new people, products and ideas.
We have chosen Atlantic City for a number of reasons. There’s no question that New York City and its surrounding areas constitute the “Limousine capital of the world.” Atlantic City is in close proximity to New York as well as to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and most of the eastern seaboard. Atlantic City, itself, has an abundance of appeal with its superb accommodations, top name entertainment and gaming facilities. Atlantic City is also a showcase of modern limousine service.
December has been selected so attendees will have the chance to see the 1985 limousines early in the model year. You can be sure that there will be a number of the new front wheel drive limousines on display as well as the latest console designs and other accessories. Now, as operators face new challenges and a myriad of equipment choices, this show comes at an opportune time.
How can you run a more efficient operation? How can you choose the most cost-effective equipment? Join us in Atlantic City and find out.