February 17-20, 2020 | Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer

Entrepeneur, Author, Consultant, & Producer, Taffer Dynamics

An international celebrity, New York Times Best Selling Author, highly sought-after hospitality and general business consultant, and creator, executive producer and star of Paramount Network’s number-one show, Bar Rescue, most people know Jon Taffer as a larger-than-life television personality who takes a no-holds-barred approach to helping hotels, restaurants, bars and businesses reach their full potential. What most might not know, however, is that Taffer’s impressive industry experience dates back nearly four decades—and includes everything from consulting for hundreds of thousands of properties and Fortune 500 companies, to creating what industry experts call “the greatest nightclub in the world,” to changing the game of football for its fans, forever with the creation of football’s “Sunday Ticket”.

As the creator, host and Executive Producer of Bar Rescue on the new Paramount Network, currently in its sixth season, Jon has led the show to account for nearly 25% of the network’s programing and over 90 million viewers. Bar Rescue, a reality show that spotlights Jon as he saves failing bars from looming closure, utilizing his four decades of unprecedented industry experience and trademarked Reaction Management strategy to consult on everything from menu design to cost management; the show is on track to exceed 160 episodes in 2018.

Concurrently, Jon runs Taffer Dynamics, his business consulting firm where over the years, he has consulted for a range of well-known establishments and brands, including the NFL, Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave's Barbecue, Wolfgang Puck Express and currently a strategic advisor to the National Restaurant Association.

As an Author, Jon’s most recent book, Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself, a no-nonsense guide that helps people understand and overcome the excuses holding them back from success, became a New York Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller in its first week of release. Jon’s first book, Raise the Bar, an Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions, also hit the Wall Street Journal’s Best-Selling list. Jon is featured in numerous international publications such as Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, among other prominent media outlets. He has appeared as a guest on shows ranging from Rachael Ray to Jimmy Kimmel Live to Good Morning America and is a regular guest on Fox Business Network, MSNBC and CNBC.

Some of Jon’s past awards and accolades include:

  • Operator of the Year
  • Visionary Leader Award
  • Property of the Year (not once, but twice)
  • Creator of the NFL’s Sunday Ticket
  • Nightclub Hall of Fame inductee
  • United Kingdom’s “Pub Master” distinction
  • Dom Perignon Award of Excellence from UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration
  • The Friday’s “Propeller Award” for the greatest contribution to their business

When he’s not dedicating his time to bringing back businesses from the brink, Taffer volunteers his time with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, and Ronald McDonald House. He also regularly offers up his seasoned hospitality skills to the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he helps faculty develop curriculum that’s in line with industry expectations and trends. Every year at the holidays, he and his wife, Nicole, host the annual Taffer’s Gift of Giving, with proceeds benefitting the children of St. Jude’s Ranch in Boulder City, Nevada—a 40-acre home for abused and abandoned children located just outside of the Las Vegas Valley. Married for 18 years to a woman he fell in love with at first sight at Super Bowl XXX, Jon spends what little spare time he has traveling with his wife, Nicole, spending time with his daughter (who’s currently taking the liquor industry by storm), and occasionally sipping one of his favorite age-old cocktails: The Godfather.

Presenting: Keynote Address with Jon Taffer

Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez

SVP & Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International

Michael Dominguez is Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International.  In this role, he provides executive oversight for the global sales strategies of the company’s 42,000 hotel rooms and its three million square feet of meeting space (more meeting space found than in all of New York City). Mr. Dominguez also leads the company’s industry relations and MGM Resorts Event Productions’ efforts.

Prior to joining MGM Resorts in 2012, Mr. Dominguez was Vice President of Global Sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw sales efforts for 18 luxury hotels in the U.S. and Canada starting in 2008. He began his hospitality career working with Hyatt in 1984. 

Mr. Dominguez also actively serves in various leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International. His most recent appointment is to the Board of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation Board.  

Among his other achievements, Mr. Dominguez was named one of Meetings Focus’ 2014 Meetings Trendsetters, among the “50 Influentials” in the 2013 HispanicBusiness.com’s annual list, one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in Business in North America by Hispanic Business Magazine, and one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” by Successful Meetings Magazine.

Presenting: How to Monetize Change

Session Speakers

Loretta Bitner

Transportation Specialist, FMCSA

Presenting: One on One with FMCSA Chief Compliance Officer, Loretta Bitner

Laura Canady

Laura Canady

Owner/ VP of Operations, SC Express Chauffeured Transportation

Presenting: Peaks and Valleys of Staffing: How to Maxamize Your Human Capital

Alan Candeub

Alan Candeub

Owner/ President, Park Avenue Luxury Limo, Inc.

Alan is the President of Park Avenue Luxury Limousine located in Philadelphia, Pa.  Alan started the business in 1987 with 1 car and has grown the business to approximately 50 vehicles. He has been involved in numerous local and national associations.

Presenting: Diversifying Your Fleet: Increasing Sales By Adding Motorcoaches to Your Fleet

Ken Carter

Ken Carter

Owner, Aadvanced Limousines

Presenting: Harnessing The Power of Software Technology: Streamlining & Simplifying Your Business

Anne Daniels

Anne Daniels

Freelance Writer, Marketing Professional

Anne utilizes experience in multiple industries to synthesize profitable marketing channels. She has distilled over 30 years of corporate marketing communications and business ownership into refined language use for corporate messaging.

In collaboration with Brian Daniells, they have bought, managed and sold various businesses including Torrey Pines Transportation, a San Diego based ground transportation. Through Anne’s marketing expertise and Brian’s financial skill, Torrey Pines grew its revenue by 250%, polished its market presence, successfully expanded its affiliates internationally and implemented best practices operationally. Torrey Pines Transportation was named the LCT Operator of the Year in 2015.

Anne is a freelance writer for various clients and publications and is an occasional contributing writer to LCT Magazine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Scripps College along with multiple California teaching credentials in Business, English and Literature with an emphasis on cross-cultural language acquisition.

Presenting: Financial Power Reporting

Brian Daniells

Brian Daniells

CFO, Signature Analytics

Brian Daniells leverages business and industry data to unearth innovative business growth opportunities in both start-up and established companies. With more than 30 years of executive experience in building and executing business strategies for leading global financial companies such as Advanta, CIBC, Wells Fargo and Tatum, he brings an entrepreneurial vision to each of his ventures.

The first stage of Brian’s career was largely spent in commercial banking, developing how the lending industries assess risk and provide credit to emerging market companies. The second stage was in consumer banking, modeling pricing and consumer risk and behavior. He has also served as Chief Financial and the Senior Operating Officer of late-stage and emerging-growth companies (both domestic and multi-national), in the retail, e-commerce, software development and financial service segments.

With a thorough knowledge of how financial institutions evaluate businesses and consumers, and first-hand experience managing companies of various sizes, Brian now advises small businesses as CFO of Signature Analytics. He provides data-driven insights about how to adjust business performance to reduce risk, and drive not only profitability but stability in the eyes of potential creditors and investors.

A serial entrepreneur and small business owner himself, Brian also currently serves as CFO, member of the executive committee and board for Qooqoo—an innovative social marketing agency that brings disruptive communication engagement to the healthcare industries.

Brian was named the 2017 M&A Advisor of the Year by the San Diego Association for Corporate Growth. He holds a bachelor's degree in modern European history from Claremont McKenna College, and a master's degree in finance from the University of San Diego. He is also a Certified Turnaround Professional-Designate with the Turnaround Management Association.

Presenting: Financial Power Reporting

Alex Darbahani

Alex Darbahani

Founder/ CEO, KLS Worldwide Transportation

Presenting: Are You Truly Delivering Five Star Service?

Eric Devlin

Eric Devlin

Owner, Premier Transportation Services, LLC

Eric Devlin is the owner and president of Premier Transportation Services in Dallas, Texas.  He founded the company in 1996 with two vehicles and three employees.  Today, the company has 95 vehicles (including 11 executive class MCI coaches), 125 employees, thousands of loyal corporate and private clients, and a worldwide affiliate network.  Devlin credits his staff and chauffeurs for Premier being named the LCT National Operator of the Year in 2009 and in 2016, as well as receiving numerous local and national industry awards and recognition.

Presenting: Diversifying Your Fleet: Increasing Sales By Adding Motorcoaches to Your Fleet

Stacy Glazier

Stacy Glazier

President and Owner, Fleet Transportation, LLC

The President and Owner of Fleet Transportation, Stacey S. Glazier has been setting the bar for DC Area transportation companies since 2007. A graduate of Boston University, she began her career in finance at Fidelity Investments in Boston, where she obtained her brokerage licenses, before moving to Moors and Cabot and Smith Barney. Glazier then transitioned to business development and marketing, becoming the director of international marketing for Primix Solutions and CSC Consulting.

As President of Fleet Transportation, a Woman Owned and Controlled Business by the NWBOC, Glazier quickly became a leader of the green movement in her industry. Her implementation of groundbreaking sustainability practices has earned the company a gold membership to Green Ride Global as well as inclusion in US EPA Climate Leaders program. With these practices Fleet quickly garnered recognition from WeddingWire, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot, and the Washington Business Journal as one of the DC Area’s premier transportation services company.

In 2014, Glazier and Fleet won industry accolades as LCT Magazine’s prestigious Operator of the Year award. The very next year winning that organization’s People’s Choice Award for Innovation.

In September 2018 Stacey expanded Fleets services to New England – growing organically with new operating offices in Stowe, VT.

Stacey currently resides in Stowe, VT with her husband and business partner, their two daughters, ages 9 and 11, and a dog and cat. When she’s not at Fleet headquarters, Stacey can be found boating, sailing and skiing, travelling and playing tennis with her family.

Presenting: Increase Your Market Share by Creating Unique Streams of Revenue

Charlie Grimm

Charlie Grimm

Chief Executive Officer, BAC Transportation, LLC

Presenting: Increase Your Market Share by Creating Unique Streams of Revenue

Tom Holden

Tom Holden

Business Guru & Managing Partner, Bus Advisors LLC

Tom Holden started his ground transportation career with Rose Chauffeured Transportation. He was the Director of Operations and General Manager. Under his guidance, Rose grew from $1.2 million to over $10 million in sales. Before taking the management position, Tom was a part-time driver just looking to make a little “weekend money.”

For the last four years, Tom has had the opportunity to speak on panels at the LCT Shows in Las Vegas and Atlantic City on educational sessions directed by the NLA. He is also a contributing writer for LCT Magazine and on the Magazine Board of Advisors.

Because of his experience, and the want to help more business owners and operators, Tom decided to form his own consulting company.

Presenting: KPIs and Best Practices of High-Performing Motorcoach Operators

Derek Maxwell

Derek Maxwell

Chief Technology Officer, Maxwell Unified Networks

Presenting: Harnessing The Power of Software Technology: Streamlining & Simplifying Your Business

Jim McCann

Jim McCann

20 Group Facilitator, Spader Business Management

Jim McCann serves as a 20 Group facilitator for Spader Business Management, specializing in growing sales and profitability for motorcoach operators. Jim joined the Spader team in 2006, following a successful career advancing innovation and driving growth strategies in multiple industries. Jim’s passion is coaching and mentoring operators to achieve fulfilling success!

Presenting: KPIs and Best Practices of High-Performing Motorcoach Operators

Kathy Kahne

Kathy Kahne

President, Windy City Limousine

Kathy Kahne helped found Windy City Limousine in 2006. A twenty year veteran of our industry, she has proven herself adept at running one of the most well-known ground transportation companies in America. She oversees a fleet of 300 vehicles and over 400 staff. Windy City’s explosive growth and numerous awards are in large part Kathy’s doing. She has immersed herself in all technology and advanced analytics. Awards garnered under her leadership include INC 5,000 (6 times), Best Transportation Company in Illinois (7 times), Operator of the Year, Crain’s Top Fifty. She oversaw the recent seamless merger with Chicago’s Transportation Group.

Presenting: Diversifying Your Fleet: Increasing Sales By Adding Motorcoaches to Your Fleet

Nathan Pippett

Nathan Pippett

Owner/ Managing Partner, B-Line Xpress, LLC

Presenting: Are You Truly Delivering Five Star Service?

Christian Riddell

Christian Riddell

President, United Bus Technology

Christian Riddell is a native of the bus business. He started in the industry as a driver and dispatcher and later moved up to the director of sales for a small satellite operation in Portland, Oregon. Later, after becoming the creative director for a Fortune 1000 company, Chris returned to his roots when he founded Deliverabilities, a full-service marketing firm dedicated to the motorcoach industry. As the former Executive Director of the Motorcoach Marketing Council, he spent five years traveling North America teaching charter businesses about sales and marketing and working to develop a suite of tools dedicated to helping those operators sell more, to more people, for more money. Chris was recently named the President of United Bus Technology, where he now leads the charge for one of the most exciting tech companies in the transportation industry. He is the father of five, lives in South Texas, and loves to spend any free time he has in the outdoors.

Presenting: How to Capitalize on Your Motorcoach Marketing Plan

Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez

President/ CEO, First Class Chauffeurs Inc.

Presenting: Are You Truly Delivering Five Star Service?

Sam Rubin

Sam Rubin

Owner, Four Seasons Concierge

Presenting: Increase Your Market Share by Creating Unique Streams of Revenue

Vince Schneider

Vince Schneider

Owner, Jed Limousine

Presenting: Peaks and Valleys of Staffing: How to Maxamize Your Human Capital

Rick Versace Jr.

Rick Versace Jr.

Director of Business Development, A1A Airport & Limousine Service

Presenting: Harnessing The Power of Software Technology: Streamlining & Simplifying Your Business

Contact Us:

(253) 983-0515

Testimonials

Neil Davies

“It was our first show and we found it invaluable. It is an excellent investment of time and money. We'll be back.”

-Neil Davies, OBE Secure Ground Transportation, London, England

David E. Smith

“The LCT Show provided education, information, networking with others in the industry and connections to industry suppliers. All of these benefits were packaged in a 4-day focused venue. It is the best value in the industry.”

-David E. Smith, A Courtesy Limousine, LLC, LaGrange, Georgia

"Excellent, well-organized show."

-Mark Kini, Boston Chauffeur Inc., Wakefield, MA

Peter Nenezich

"As always a great place to learn and meet new people for business. It cost money but you get it back with new customers."

-Peter Nenezich, Cloud 9 Limousine, Inc., Honolulu Hawaii

“I met so many first timers and there were so many more female owner/operators this year. It looked like so many people enjoyed the show.”

-Ronald Hoel, Encore Limousine Service, Seattle, WA

“The LCT show provides a great opportunity for manufacturers to reach new clients in the industry as well as networking with other builders. It should be attended by anyone who is interested in staying competitive and successful in today's market.”

-Alexa Sacco, Owner/Officer, LGE Coachworks Inc., North East, PA

“This is the best industry show I have ever been to. I hope the LCT show continues to become more popular.”

-Amy Yan, Amy Express, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing, China

“The LCT Show exceeds my expectation each year. You cannot put a true value on it. It is a must attend.”

-Douglas Rydbom, Premiere 1 Limousine, Middletown, PA

“The beating heart of the limo industry, perfect for meeting with current and future customers.”

-Jon Smith, Marketing Director, Autocab, Staten Island, NY

Nick Boccio

"As a first timer to the ILCT Show I really got to see what the industry is all about. My family has been in the business for over 50 years and now I see that maintaining relationships is critical for success in the Limousine industry.”

-Nick Boccio, Buffalo Limousine, Buffalo, NY

“It has really been a pleasure meeting friends and gaining new affiliate business. Being at LCT for the fourth time has meant a lot for me because it is a unique occasion once a year to meet colleagues from all around the world."

-Walter Carniato, Clab Service Ltd, Gallarate, Italy

“I have met so many companies from around the world and exchanged information with some folks who can change my business for years to come. Plus, I learned a lot about the industry.”

-Jember Ameha, Memphis Town Car Service, Memphis, TN

"Our first time at the show and we'd highly recommend it! A great opportunity to learn, network and meet like-minded peers."

-Ken Wilkins, London Prime Chauffeurs, London, United Kingdom

"A great show to attend!"

-Hillary Louarti, Diamond Transportation, Tucson, AZ

Tracy Salinger

"The Int’l LCT Show 2017 was one of the best...the networking opportunities were amazing, and I was able to meet more international operators."

-Tracy Salinger, Unique Limousine, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“This Year's International LCT Show was excellent! It was very well attended with many new faces along with the regulars! The Exhibit Floor was packed & the networking events were great.”

-Steve Edelmann, Director of Sales, ROYALE, Haverhill, MA

“This was a great show! I always look forward to seeing all the people we work with all year long to re-establish relationships and build new ones! What's happening in the industry and how it’s changing, these shows help keep us all informed.”

-David DiDomenico, Showtime Transportation of Tampa Inc., Tampa, FL

Julie Harvey

“Being a new owner and new to the business, I was overwhelmed with the generosity of other attendees that were eager to be there for me as a mentor, and/ or a new affiliate. The support they offered was priceless.”

-Julie Harvey, Mountain Limo, Telluride, Telluride, CO

Arthur Messina

“Create-A-Card, Inc. and Driving Results were extremely happy to display at the show and had the opportunity to visit with the BEST the industry has to offer. LCT hit a Grand Slam this year! “

-Arthur Messina, Founder-President, Create-A-Card - Driving Result, St. James, New York

“My first ILCT show was a great experience. The sessions were really good and filled with so much great information. It was very interesting meeting and sharing great ideas with other operators.”

-Ofir Karo, Crown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

"This was the best LCT show I have ever been too. All of the top and most reputable providers were there and the amount of networking that was taking place was a pleasure to experience and see!"

-Anuj Patel, Pontarelli Companies, Chicago, IL

"LCT Show is the most important place for our business! Since 2003 I have been to the LCT show and have only missed 2 shows. Especially important for me are the friendly meetings with partners."

-Woldemar Mühlenkamp, Global Mobility, Deutschland, Frankfurt, Germany

Wendy Kleefisch

“The ILCT Show is the one to attend! This is a non-stop powerhouse of knowledge and networking with the largest industry turnout! This is a must attend show and will not disappoint. Thank you LCT for all the education and new affiliate connections.”

-Wendy Kleefisch, Brevard Executive Transportation, Melbourne, FL

Jonathan Dow

“2017 was our first time attending LCT show and we are delighted we did. To be part of a global industry is hugely motivating. To meet potential global affiliates face to face in one place is fantastic."

-Jonathan Dow, Club Class Chauffeurs Ltd, London U.K.

“The LCT Show is a great way to network with other limo operators and learn from everyone. The sessions were fantastic this year, especially the round tables."

-Scott Archer, D & D Executive Transportation, Garden City, MI

James Fox

“This show was the best ever with no dull moments. Can't wait for 2018 to get here!”

-James Fox, Little Foxes Transportation, Riverside, CA

“Even though we had been NLA members for nine years, this was our first show. The education we received will provide enough cost savings to offset the expenses of the show for next year.”

-Jeni Bokhari, Metro Livery, Nashville, TN

“The knowledge gained from the show builds confidence.”

-J.R. Garza, Diamond Limousine Sedan Inc., Boise, ID

"Great show, great networking, great industry topics."

-Len Nelson, Valley Limo & Coach Inc., Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota

Barry Gross

“ILCT is a "must-attend" event, and this year certainly measured up.Strong educational content meets excellent networking meets first rate socializing.”

-Barry Gross, Reston Limousine, Sterling, VA

“The ILCT show delivers every opportunity to network, get education and see new products. It’s a great industry event and each year LCT out does the previous year!”

-Dave Shaw, Olympus Limo, New Port Richey, FL

“As a London operator, this is a highly recommend event. It’s a great opportunity to learn, even when you think you know it all, and most attendees are friendly, approachable and ready to talk business. Roll on 2019!”

-Martin Cox, Gerrard Chauffeur Drive, London, England

"As a first timer, I left with tons of knowledge and understanding of our industry! You can't put a price on the face to face networking! If you are a 50 car company or a 5 car company, this show is a must!"

-Adilson Pereira, AP Luxury Limousines Inc., East Elmhurst, New York

“Everything & Everybody all in one place!”

-Julie Hatter, LA Bella Chauffeurs, Inglewood, CA

George Jacobs

"Fabulous show! We bought a bunch of vehicles, met new people, enhanced existing relationships, learned a ton, and enjoyed the social aspects."

-George Jacobs, Windy City Limousine and Bus, Chicago, Illinois

Brian Sheely

"I have been attending LCT shows since first starting my business 5 years ago. I have no doubt that the information learned and contacts made at the show have had had a great positive impact on my operation and growth."

-Brian Sheely, Epic Limo Inc., Valparaiso, IN

Robert Xavier

“17 Years in the transportation Industry and I'm always interested in improving my operation. The educational seminars have proven to be critical to staff development, as well as operational efficiency, and even growing our overall sales.”

-Robert Xavier, Legend Limousines, Inc., Long Island, NY

David E. Smith

“The International LCT Show continues to tailor its topics, educational sessions and networking venues to the most relevant aspects in our dynamic industry.”

-David E. Smith, A Courtesy Limousine, LLC

“2018 International LCT show was really great and not only because it was very well organized but it also gave me the opportunity to learn new strategies to grow my business."

-Joel Pineda, Beau Monde Limousine, Portland, OR

Myles Flood

"Another fantastic show from the LCT team, it makes the 11 hour flight from Ireland worth it."

-Myles Flood, LFL Worldwide Chauffeur Services, Dublin, Ireland

International LCT 2017 was a great show! The quality of attendees is unsurpassed!”

-Craig Hall, Fleet Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Pearl Palko

“Overall I enjoyed the show this year. Some really great educational sessions were offered."

-Pearl Palko, Paramount Limousine Services, Calgary, Alberta

Robson Maciel

“This was my 5th year of attendance at the show and it seems like it was my first. Every show brings new solutions and much more networking."

-Robson Maciel, CS, São Paulo, Brazil

“The one major event of the year that I look forward to! This is where international operators gather as a new and increasingly larger player in the chauffeured transportation market."

-Edison Kahakauwila , L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services, Victoria, BC

“It was a great Show and I enjoyed being there. Thank you very much.”

-Stan Ismail, Corporate Car, Worldwide Washington, D.C.

“This year’s show was my second and the relationships made were outstanding. Can't wait for the next year.”

-Jimmy Swinton, Basic Black Limo, LLC, Charleston, SC

“It was the first time I attended the event and I'm sure to come back next year! First of all, thank you for the wonderful organization and to have the opportunity to meet many people with whom I can share experiences and exchange ideas."

- Franco Gaspari, Blitz Exclusive SRL, Venice, Italy

Chris Preudhomme

"The opportunity to break away from the day to day, meet with peers and experts in our industry, recharges the batteries, motivate and inspire, it's invaluable."

-Chris Preudhomme, Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Toronto, Ontario