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Sunday, January 31st

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Complimentary shuttles service from airport (ATL) to Hyatt Regency Atlanta

 

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sightseeing Tours Sponsored by Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

12th Annual Ray Dupuis Memorial Golf Tournament

Marriott’s Stone Mountain Golf Club

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

C1 & C2 Lobby

1:00 – 5:00 PM

UMA State Association Summit

(will include the FMCSA Listening Session from 2:00-4:00 PM)

C211

2:00 – 4:00 PM

FMCSA Listening Session

C212-C213

6:00 – 8:00 PM

UMA Welcome Reception – All UMA attendees invited!

Sponsored by Allison Transmission, Detroit, REI, ABC Companies, & Van Hool

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Centennial Ballroom

Monday, February 1st

7:30 AM – 6:45 PM

Registration Open

C1 & C2 Lobby

8:00 – 8:30 AM

UMA Continental Breakfast

Foyer of the Georgia Ballroom

8:30 – 11:00 AM

UMA EXPO Opening with Keynote Ambassador Young, Legislative and Regulatory update and the UMA Active Member Meeting

Georgia Ballroom

 

Sponsored by BusRates.com

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

UMA Maintenance Interchange

C301

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions

 

 

  • Marketing: Being the Highest Priced Player in Your Market

C105/C106

  • Finance: Cash Flow Management

C110

  • Operations: Creative Ways to Retain Drivers

C108/C109

  • Small Fleet Operator: Session 1 – Big Ideas - Small Fleet; Business 101; Subcontracting; Farmouts, and the New Leasing requirement

C107

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

UMA Associate/Travel Partner Membership Meeting

UMA Booth #722

12:30 – 1:45 PM

UMA Luncheon Speaker Sponsored by Irizar / INA Bus Sales

Georgia Ballroom

 

Sponsored by BusRates.com

2:00 – 3:00 PM

UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

  • Marketing: Integrating Online Marketing – Email, Website, Social Media, etc. – With More Traditional Offline Marketing – Print Advertising, Broadcast/Cable, Direct Mail, ect.

C105/C106

  • Finance: Spader Business Management – Part 1: Financial Trends

C110

  • Operations:  Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) – What Now?

C108/C109

  • Small Fleet Operator: Session 2 – Cash is King; The Fundamentals of Regulatory Compliance; IRP,IFTA, UCR, and URS

C107

2:00 – 4:30 PM

Distinctive User Group (by invitation only)

C103

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Break Sponsored by Motorcoach Tire Sales

Outside of Concurrent Solution Session rooms

3:15 – 4:15 PM

UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

  • Marketing: Reaching New Customers: Tapping into Emerging Markets

C105/C106

  • Finance: Spader Business Management – Part 2: Managing Growth and Plateaus

C110

  • Operations: The Next Generation - How Are the Millennials Looking at This Industry

C108/C109

  • Small Fleet Operator: Session 3 – Equipment Maintenance for Small Fleet Operators; Managing a Breakdown; Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

C107

4:15 – 4:30 PM

Sneak Preview Ribbon Cutting

C1 & C2 Entrance

4:30 – 6:45 PM

Sneak Preview - UMA EXPO Floor Open

Exhibit Hall C1 & C2

4:30 – 6:45 PM

Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction

Booth #134

6:00 PM

Motorcoach Marketing Council Live Auction

Booth #134

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Sneak Preview After Party at the World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola

Immediately following

2nd Annual Go Motorcoach Fundraiser & Party – Glow Motorcoach

STATS

Walking distance from World of Coca-Cola

Tuesday, February 2nd

7:30 – 11:00 AM

UMA Maintenance Competition

Sponsored by Southeastern Stages, Inc.

Southeastern Stages, Inc.’s facility

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

C1 & C2 Lobby

8:15 – 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

Outside of Concurrent Solution Session rooms

8:45 – 9:45 AM

UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions

 

 

  • Marketing: Leveraging Your Current Customer Base

C105/C106

 

  • Finance: When and How to Make the Best Equipment Purchase Decisions and How to get the Best Finance Rates

C110

 

  • Operations: Maximizing Equipment Utilization

C108/C109

8:45 – 9:45 AM

RBS User Forum (by invitation only)

C103

10:00 – 11:00 AM

NAMO Meeting

C301

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

UMA EXPO Floor Open

Exhibit Halls C1 & C2

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction

Booth #134

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • How Tracking Technology Can Make Your Business More Efficient (Presented by FleetMatics)
  • Improving Public Transportation Safety: A Retro Fit Seat Belt Design for Inter-City Buses (Presented by University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

UMA Session Area

 

UMA Demo Area

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

 

  • Like New, Re-energized, Reman or As Is; What’s what when purchasing preowned (Presented by Motor Coach Industries)

UMA Session Area

 

  • Reduce Downtime and Save Money with the Use of Nickel Carbon (Presented by Kold-Ban International, Ltd.)

UMA Demo Area

11:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Halls C1 & C2

12:45 – 1:45 PM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • Passenger Safety & Defensible Use of Force (Presented by Protective Insurance Company)

UMA Session Area

 

  • Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Regulation Training for Entering California (Presented by UC Davis Extension on behalf of CARB)

UMA Demo Area

2:00 – 3:00 PM

OMCA Coach Operator Council

C103

2:00 – 3:00 PM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • Managing Large Claims In a Volatile Legal Environment (Presented by Lancer Insurance Company)

UMA Session Area

 

  • Vehicle and Driver Certification’s – improve your margins - save fuel, save money, and gain market-share! (Presented by University of Vermont’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation)

UMA Demo Area

3:15 – 4:15 PM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • Passenger & Driver Safety – Technology & the Motorcoach Experience (Presented by REI)

UMA Session Area

 

  • DOT Audit Survival  (Presented by Reston Limousine)

UMA Demo Area

6:30 – 11:00 PM

     6:30 PM

     7:15 PM

     9:15 PM

UMA Leadership Awards Celebration – UMA Exclusive!

     Reception

     Dinner

     Cigars & Cordials

Cigars & Cordials Sponsored by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO)

Georgia Ballroom

 

Sponsored by BusRates.com

Wednesday, February 3rd

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration Open

C1 & C2 Lobby

8:00  – 9:00 AM

Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association Board of Directors Meeting

C103

9:00 AM – Noon

UMA EXPO Floor Open

Exhibit Halls C1 & C2

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction

Booth #134

9:15 – 10:15 AM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • E-logs &ELDs Workshop (Presented by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.)

UMA Session Area

 

  • CVSA Inspection Demonstration

UMA Demo Area

10:00 AM – Noon

Brunch in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Halls C1 & C2

10:30 – 11:30 AM

UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  • The Cover Story - How to Use Vehicle Branding to Help Build Your Business (Presented by Turbo Images)

UMA Session Area

 

  • How to Make the Most of Your UMA Membership

UMA Demo Area

12:15 – 2:30 PM

UMA Member Bus Operations Site Visit

 

Sponsored by Southeastern Stages, Inc.

Southeastern Stages, Inc.’s facility

12:15 PM 1st Tour departs from GWCC

1:30 OM 2nd Tour departs from Hyatt

9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Tourism Rocks - SOLD OUT!

Hard Rock Cafe

 

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