Only a few days to go until the TLPA Spring Conference &
Expo in Oklahoma City! We’re excited to see everyone there and of course we
can’t wait to check out all the sessions and events. Here’s a list of the top five
can’t-miss things we’re looking forward to in Oklahoma City!
1. The Expo!
It’s right here in the name, and it’s going to be awesome. Exhibitors
from all over the country will be in one place, and fleet operators will have
the chance to meet them all. The Expo will be open on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. for the Grand Opening Cocktail Reception and again on Wednesday from 8:00
am to 10:00 am (breakfast 8:15 to 9:30) and again from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (lunch
served 12:00 to 1:20), so be sure not to miss it!
2. The General Session!
There are so many new and exciting things happening at TLPA,
and the General Session is the place to be. We’ll hear about the Ride Local™ marketing
campaign, the TLPA strategic update, and the latest on the TLPA-endorsed pilot
of a TNC-like platform plans. Talk about moving your #FleetForward!
3. The Breakout Sessions!
A personal favorite of mine, breakout sessions give members
the opportunity to learn from one another. That’s one of the great things about
an association like TLPA: Whatever your company is going through, someone else
has probably gone through something similar. There are six breakout sessions
planned for the conference, happening in concurrent sets of three on Wednesday
afternoon, so you can pick the ones that are most relevant to your company!
4. Our Host Operator!
It’s always nice to take a hands-on look at another
operator’s business, and this time we’ll be checking out Airport Express
Inc./MedRide. There’s likely to be something for everyone there: The company is
involved in everything from airport shuttles to paratransit to luxury buses. And
after the tour…
5. The Barbeque!
Yes, I know it’s not an official session, but still—you know
you’re looking forward to it, too! After all, we’ve roped our friends at 3 Taxi
Guys into running this part of our show, and they’re bringing a
taxi-turned-cooker (no, really!) and their famous BBQ sauce. Plus, it will be a
chance to chat freely with our industry’s best and brightest: What better way
to round out a busy day?
That’s the highlight reel, but every part of the Spring
Conference & Expo is worth the visit. We’re counting the days until we all
if you haven’t already, and we’ll see you in Oklahoma City!