Last week kicked off with a bang for the Deem Team as we celebrated the chauffeured transportation industry at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas, NV.
Mandalay Bay’s convention center saw a lot of action over the course of the three-day conference. There was an electric energy that could be felt throughout the venue stemming from recent industry events. The show floor was a flurry of activity — the booths were packed, engaging conversations were everywhere you turned, and there even was a pianist armed with all the hits (including an, erm, interesting rendition of John Legend’s “All of Me”).
At our booth, we got the chance to catch up with our customers face-to-face and share our exciting new product developments.
The focus during all three days was centered around technology, and how the industry can work to improve operator-client relationships. Luxury transportation providers were on the look-out for a few specific things: on-demand mobile apps to help streamline operations and drive new business, more modern reservation and dispatch systems, and improved affiliate networks that would allow them to easily grow their fleets.
But, as with most conferences, it wasn’t all business at the LCT Show. Operators enjoyed catching up with old friends and affiliates on the floor, cocktail parties such as Empire’s luxurious event impressed all, and flappers on stilettos sashayed their way through the venue (only in Vegas!).
The Deem Team made the most of their time while in town, receiving positive feedback from major operators Boston Coach, Carey, and Music Express, and indulging in Citizens’ popular Turkey Avocado sandwiches — piled high with turkey, avocado, Muenster, sprouts, lemon aioli, and tomato on cranberry walnut bread — all three days in a row. We were even the last booth out of the convention center on Wednesday evening, holding it down until the very end.
All in all, we’re remembering our experience at this year’s LCT show fondly, and can’t wait to be back in full swing next year.