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100th Annual Convention & Trade Show

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An event 100 years in the making! From our Walk Through 100 Years photo gallery to our new, innovative Learning Labs, the TLPA's centennial convention and trade show will be a celebration of the past and a key resource for building an even better future. Join us as we share best practices, build networks, strategize and . . . party! It is Vegas, after all.

What's New?

A shortened, action-packed, three-day agenda with

  • Learning Labs - 11 interactive sessions focused on
    • Innovations & Technology;
    • Diversification & Market Trends;
    • Workforce & Driver Management; and,
    • Presentations from our Premier sponsors, Ford Motor Company and Flywheel.

  • Multiple Keynote Addresses - three in-demand speakers from outside of our industry

    • Photo: Keynote Speakers Dennis Snow, Chris Jones, and Scott McKain
      Keynote Speakers Dennis Snow, Chris Jones and Scott McKain
      Dennis Snow - Learn from the expert who taught customer service to Disney staff in "Delivering World-Class Customer Service: Lessons From the Mouse."
    • Chris Jones - Learn about the future of transportation from this pioneering tech entrepreneur in "The Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Revolution."
    • Scott McKain - Learn from this prominent marketing and sales consultant how to make your business stand out from the crowd in "Creating Distinctions: What to Do When 'Great' Isn't Good Enough to Grow Your Business."

  • Transportation Solutions MarketPlace - Our re-imagined, two-day trade show will bring together approximately 90 top vendors to demonstrate how they can improve your bottom line.

  • CMT Group User Meeting - Open to the first 75 operators and registration is required.
  • And so much more!

Check out this article about our plans for the convention from the July issue of Transportation Leader.

Hotel Reservations

Book early! Our $199 room block at Caesars and our $99 room block at the Flamingo (across the street) end on October 8 or when the block sells out, whichever comes first. Please note that these rates are only available through our webpage on Caesars' site and the $30 per night resort fee WILL NOT be added to your room. If you call or book through a third party, a mandatory $30 resort fee will be added to your rate each night. If you are interested in a suite, please email our meeting consultant, Kathy Kolander.

What People Are Saying

  • TLPA member Jamie Campolongo at last year's trade show:

  • TLPA President Mike Pinckard:
  • "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: Grown their business with new and better ideas."

  • New attendees (over and over again):
  • "I wish I had attended this convention earlier."

    With your first interaction, you'll quickly become part of a professional network that will become your source for professional development for years to come.

What Else to Expect

See for yourself with these photos of the 2017 convention and trade show!

It's Going to Be EPIC!