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All roads lead to EXPO as we give you the recipe for success: good times, good people. and GREAT business! Networking and hospitality events are a great way to foster new business relationships, reconnect with old friends, share ideas, and build your contacts within the industry. Check out all the fun networking opportunities UMA Motorcoach EXPO has to offer in Atlanta!


UMA Welcome Reception | Sunday January 31st: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Back by popular demand, the tradition of the UMA Welcome Reception, to kick off the UMA Motorcoach EXPO has been reinvigorated. It's the perfect place to meet up with your bus buddies and industry friends, and for new attendees to come and feel welcomed. This casual gathering is a wonderful time to make lasting connections with potential partners in a fun and social way.The event will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.


UMA Continental Breakfast | Monday, February 1st: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

We're kicking off the convention this year with a delicious continental breakfast before diving into our Active Member Meeting & Legislative and Regulatory Update. Hear what your association is doing to help you and your business be more successful, while networking with your fellow members.


UMA Luncheon | Monday, February 1st, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

The UMA Luncheon gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy lunch together while conversing about the latest industry news, technologies, and shared experiences as players in the industry.


UMA EXPO Sneak Peak After-Party! - NEW UMA EVENT! | Monday, February 1st, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Join us after the Sneak Preview for our new After-Party! Gather with all your industry colleagues for an evening filled with lots of wonderful food, drinks and fun! The party will be held at the World of Coca-Cola. Explore and learn about the world's best-known beverage brand and how it has evolved over time. It's an experience you can have only in Atlanta! You will even have the chance to taste 100+ Coca-Cola products from around the globe. The World of Coca-Cola is conveniently located between the Georgia World Congress Center and our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. 


GO Motorcoach Fundraiser | Monday, February 1st 
*immediately following the Sneak Preview After-Party!

Join us and raise your glass to the industry we know and love at the 2nd Annual Go Motorcoach Fundraiser. The proceeds from this event will go directly towards the Go Motorcoach Campaign as they continue to create new and innovative ways to increase public awareness of the many positive aspects of traveling by motorcoach. The event details are still to be determined but it is guaranteed to be a good time! 


UMA Leadership Awards Celebration, Cigars & Cordials | Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

You are invited to this year's annual event to recognize the brightest professionals in the motorcoach industry. Awards will be given to companies that are visionaries in our industry. In addition to the awards, there will be great food and drinks, music and drawings for $4,000 worth of prizes! The evening will conclude with the ever-popular cigars and cordials sponsored by the Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and live entertainment.


UMA Member Bus Operation Site Visit | Wednesday, February 3rd, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Have you wondered "How do they run their business?" At the 2016 UMA Motorcoach EXPO, you now have the opportunity to see firsthand how another UMA operator member runs its operations. On Wednesday afternoon, take a tour of Southeastern Stages, Inc.'s nearby facility. You will be guided through various departments where you will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. It is complimentary to registrants and transportation will be provided.


Tourism Rocks at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta | Wednesday, February 3rd, 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM

No one throws a party quite like Tourism Cares! Tourism Rocks will have you dancing all night while networking with fellow attendees! All motorcoach operators attending UMA Motorcoach EXPO are invited to attend the event free as guests of the sponsors.


All networking event admissions are included for motorcoach operators in the purchases of a full registration, except the golf tournament. Tourism Rocks is available for an additional fee for exhibitors/non-exhibiting suppliers.






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