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For-hire vehicle transportation show returns to Las Vegas

As it does every three years, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) will return to Las Vegas for its 97th Annual Convention and Tradeshow Oct. 26-30.

Held at Caesars Palace, the convention and tradeshow will bring together over 1,000 leaders of the for-hire transportation industry from around North America as well as overseas participants from as far away as Asia, Australia and Europe. The convention agenda is packed with informational presentations, roundtable discussions and breakout sessions. Topics range from competing with transportation network companies, such as Uber, to informative sessions on how to grow and diversify in today’s ever-changing business landscape.

TLPA is pleased to announce iCabbi, a leading cloud-based taxi dispatch system, as the Premier sponsor of the convention and tradeshow. Atlas Financial Holdings is sponsoring the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation (TLPF) annual golf tournament on October 26th, the event that opens the meeting. Other sponsors for the convention and tradeshow include American Business Insurance Services (ABI), Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT), MTData, BB&T John Burnham Insurance Services, Paratransit Insurance Services, T-Mobile, The Black Car Fund, and Verifone.

The TLPA is also pleased to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Peter Leyden, a leading expert on where technology is going and what to expect in the near future. A former journalist with Wired and Newsweek magazines, Leyden is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has worked for several pioneering organizations that followed the disruption of the digital revolution and helped reinvent the fields of media, business and politics.

“The key to succeeding in today’s transportation world is to be informed, engaged and forward-thinking,” said Mike Fogarty, president, TLPA. “Our annual convention and tradeshow is the single most important event of the year, where attendees can learn as much from organized discussions as they can from each other and from the numerous vendors on the tradeshow floor. By sharing our experiences and learning together, our fleets will remain the strongest, safest and most reliable ground transportation available today.”

This year’s entertainment at the closing banquet on Oct. 30 will be comic Dan Naturman, whose sharp wit has been seen such hit TV shows as America’s Got Talent, where he was a 2014 semi-finalist, Last Comic Standing 2, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and numerous others.

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