LCT East 2009... the results are in!
Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

LCT East

By Bill Walch, General Manager, M7 Transportation Worldwide

The LCT Eastern Conference was held from October 7-8 at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville CT.   The NELA continued our partnership with LCT Magazine by volunteering to staff the show registration desk, by having a booth on the show floor, and of course by promoting the event all year long.

LCT continues to change and enhance the show.  This year they added a very popular program called “Affiliate Speed Meet”.  Modeled after speed-dating, the program was designed to match networks and operators looking for referral business. Additionally, there were many good seminars and learning opportunities with the highlight being the keynote presentation by Jon L. Luther, Executive Chairman of the Board, Dunkin’ Brands.  Our very own Executive Director, Rick Szilagyi, had the honor of introducing Mr. Luther, following a brief presenation about the New England Livery Association.

Attendees from the New England region were well represented.  There were also companies from across the country and around the world.  From my own personal perspective I found the mood at the show to be upbeat.  Long time friends and colleagues quietly said that September had been a good month and that things were looking up for the fall.  Let’s hope this trend continues. 

For members of the NELA you all know that the LCT shows are a great networking and learning opportunity just like the NELA quarterly meetings.  It’s been a tough year and while some stayed home – many were there.  It was great to see so many companies weathering these tough economic times.  To all the NELA members who attended thanks for supporting the show and the NELA.  For those that missed this one we hope to see you next time.