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48 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR JANUARY 2017 WWW.LCTMAG.COM By Martin Romjue, LCT editor; Photos by Mike Manger and Tom Briglia/PhotoGraphics Photography and LCT staff TLANTIC CITY, N.J. — This year's LCT East show got serious about the hard core topics and lessons for mastering a tough industry environment. The three-day event held Nov. 13-15, 2016, marking its sec- ond year at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, brought to- gether operators, new affiliates, and all types of industry ven- dors and exhibitors. Attendees gained many inside tips and practical methods to apply to their businesses. The show featured multiple training sessions that drew large contingents from various East Coast companies (see p.21). The sessions hit upon all the questions and concerns coming from operators on how to thrive in a more competitive ground transportation sector. Sessions underscored how driving leads, taking on new tech- nology, and embracing practical ideas are the best approaches to future success. If there was ever a time to be flexible and try and buy new things, it was at the show, and will be again at the International LCT Show, March 13-15 being held at the Sands Expo between The Venetian and The Palazzo hotel casino re- sorts in Las Vegas. Among the highlights at LCT East: B4 Business Structured Net- working Event, Hot Topic Roundtables, Club Party At the Pool After Dark, Meet The Editors Hour, People's Choice Awards, and a LCT Fast 40 Mixer for younger operators. The show was made possible by a long roster of sponsors, including lead official sponsors Grech Motors, Ford/Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles, and iCARS. Scores of exhibitors set up shop on the show floor. The National Limousine Associa- tion co-hosted and co-produced the event with LCT Magazine, ensuring attendees could connect with the industry's leading advocacy trade group. Below are sights and scenes from LCT Land, East Coast-style. . . LCT Unites A Stronger Industry At Eastern Show The fourth annual LCT-NLA Show East brought together an industry looking for answers and solutions to business challenges. LCT EAST: PEOPLE