According to research by Deloitte, “If hotels, airlines, and local activities represent the core of the travel industry, then ground transportation is the glue that ties it all together.” How can ground transportation professionals learn about their own industry as well as overall trends in travel? Here are our top ground transportation conference recommendations for professionals to learn more about the market and grow their businesses.
Airport Ground Transportation Association
The AGTA is North America’s association of ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers. The organization aims to improve airport ground transportation services for the airline traveling public. The Spring 2018 meeting will be held March 11-14 in Reno, NV. The meeting’s agenda focuses on improving traveler experience at the airport curb, with presentations by transportation security experts, operators, and airport officials.
National Limousine Association
The NLA represents the luxury chauffeured ground transportation industry, with members including limousine owners and operators, suppliers, manufacturers, and regional and state limousine associations. The organization holds two major events each year, both excellent opportunities for education and viewing the latest product showcases: the International Luxury Coach and Transportation (LCT) Show, held March 11-14 in Las Vegas, NV; and the LCT/NLA Show East, held November 4-6 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association
The TLPA represents the private passenger transportation industry, including taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, and paratransit services. It offers the Spring Conference & Expo, April 10-12 in Oklahoma City, OK. The event offers educational opportunities, an exhibit hall, and a tour of the nearby Airport Express/Med-Ride facilities.
Global Business Travel Association
The GBTA is the largest association representing the $1.4 trillion global business travel industry, with membership of more than 9,000-plus business travel professionals from every continent. Its 50th-anniversary convention will be held August 11-15 in San Diego, CA. While the agenda covers a broad range of current issues and challenges confronting the business travel industry, more than 100 Education Tracks help ground transportation attendees identify the most relevant sessions.
Why Attend an Event?
Attending ground transportation industry conferences is an excellent way to gain new ideas to inspire growth in your business. In addition, all conferences offer many opportunities to network with fellow industry professionals; no matter which event you attend, you are sure to come away with new contacts who are industry experts, suppliers, future colleagues and new friends.business travel, business travel conference, ground transportation conference, ground transportation industry, networking, trade association