It doesn’t seem as though the dust has settled from the March LCT Show in Las Vegas and we’re already getting calls and letters from operators around the world wanting to mark their calendars for next year’s event! As most of you know, since we consolidated our east and west shows, the annual Limousine & Chauffeured Transportation
Show has rotated from coast to coast every year. This is important to all of us. We don’t want to stagnate the show by holding it in the same city each year. Also, the rotation is fair to suppliers (less expensive when local) and helps LCT serve its two top industry markets.
Since its inception, the show’s main East Coast destination has been Atlantic City. However, after 15 years, we felt we needed to take the show to the next level. Most of you have told us that you wanted a change in venue, as well. So, we formed our first formal show committee and presented it with three options for our 1999 show. The group voted at the end of May, and now we’re pleased to share with you our decision for the new location of next year’s LCT Show.
We’re going to NEW YORK CITY, March 11-13, 1999!
I’d like to acknowledge our first-ever trade show committee:
David Bakare, Executive Coach Builders, Springfield, MO; John Beck, Krystal Enterprises, Brea, CA; Nick Churnin, Limousine Management Systems, Hacienda Heights, CA; Pete Corelli, Lakeview Custom Coach, Oaklyn, NJ; Nick Giacobone, Classic Limousine, Fountain Valley, CA; John Gore, United States Coachworks, Bohemia, NY; Ed Martinez, Manhattan International, New York, NY; Jim Moseley Trip Tracker, Cherry Hill, NJ; Gabe Piro, Dornan Uniforms, New York, NY; Cabot Smith, Royale Limousine Manufacturers, Haverhill, MA; Scott Solombrino, Dav El, Chelsea, MA; and John Thompson, Music Express, San Francisco, CA.
Greg Casteel, Prestige Transportation Group, Portland, OR; Dominique Champion, TAI Limousine, Paris, France; Marc Kaplan, Catalina Limousine & Transportation, Tucson, AZ; George Jacobs, American Limousine, Burr Ridge, IL; Marion McCormack, Sterling Limousines Limited, Houston, TX; Alan Melton, East Coast Transportation, Jacksonville, FL; Darryl Norman, Riches & Roses Limousine Service, Charlotte, NC; Pat Pisano, Capricorn Limousine Service, New York, NY; and Michele Rossi, Admiral Limousine, Denver, CO.
Moving the show to Manhattan is a true statement of how this industry has grown in size and maturity. New York is not only the mecca of the chauffeured transportation industry, but it’s a world-class convention destination that plays host to top international affairs.
We’ll have more information in the next few months. Stay tuned and mark those dates!