Networking Opportunities

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As your Gateway to Success we believe in 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 St. Louis!

UMA’S WELCOME RECEPTION -All UMA attendees invited!
Sunday, February 26th : 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the tradition of the UMA Welcome Reception, is a UMA only gathering before our Icebreaker sponsored by Explore St. Louis. We’re providing you with the perfect place to catch 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 St. Louis at The Arch.

Icebreaker at the City Museum Sponsored by Explore St. Louis -All UMA attendees invited!
Sunday, February 26th : 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join industry friends for a fun evening at this eclectic venue. The City Museum is described as a mixture of children’s playground/ funhouse constructed out of unique and found objects and provides fun for all. It is the creation of Bob Cassilly, a sculptor and entrepreneur. Come enjoy this unique museum with friends over cocktails and yummy bites.

UMA’s International Driver Competition
Monday, February 27th

In St. Louis, we are hosting UMA’s first International Driver Competition. Come see the best of the best compete. The winners will be recognized at UMA’s Annual Awards Celebration also held at UMA Motorcoach EXPO.

Monday, February 27th: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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

Monday, February 27th: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

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.

Monday, February 27th: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join us after the Sneak Preview for our new After-Party! Gather with all your industry colleagues and friends for an evening filled with lots of wonderful food, drinks and fun! The party will be held at the famous, Anheuser-Busch. Have fun touring the flagship brewery and meet one of the world famous and beloved Clydesdale horses! Dance and catch up with old friends over food and drinks, whether inside or outside in the temperature-controlled Biergarten.


Monday, February 27tt: Immediately following the Sneak Preview After-Party

Join us and raise your glass to the industry we know and love at the Third 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.

Tuesday, February 28th : 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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 and live entertainment.

Wednesday, March 1st : 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Have you wondered “How do they run their business?” At the 2017 UMA Motorcoach EXPO, you now have the opportunity to see firsthand how another UMA operator member runs its operations. On Wednesday afternoon, you will be guided through various departments where you will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. If you’d like to participate, please RSVP for this session when you register. It is complimentary to registrants and transportation will be provided.

Wednesday, March 1st : 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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 purchase of
a full registration, except the golf tournament.
Tourism Rocks is available for an additional
fee for exhibitors/non-exhibiting suppliers.


Thank You to Our 2017 UMA EXPO Sponsors!