Show Schedule

Schedule is tentative as of 1.3.17 and subject to change

Friday, February 24th - Sunday, February 26th
International Motorcoach Group - Maintenance & Safety Forum
Sunday, February 26th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Complimentary shuttles service from airport (STL) to UMA Host Hotels
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sightseeing Tours - Sponsored by Explore St. Louis
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open Plaza Lobby
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MBMCA Board of Directors Meeting 122
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM UMA State Association Summit 265/266
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM UMA Welcome Reception at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch - ALL UMA ATTENDEES INVITED! Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Regency Ballroom DEF
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Icebreaker at the City Museum - Sponsored by Explore St. Louis City Museum
Monday, February 27th
7:30 AM - 6:45 PM Registration Open Plaza Lobby
8:00 - 8:30 AM UMA Continental Breakfast Ballroom Prefunction
8:30 - 11:00 AM UMA EXPO Opening, Legislative and Regulatory Update & UMA active member meeting America's Ballroom - Sponsored by BusRates.com
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM UMA Maintenance Interchange 265/266
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions
Marketing: Transforming Your Business 274
Finance: What Finance Companies Need from Operators - And What They Find Instead 275
Operations: Managing Multiple Locations 276
Technology: Technology 101 to 301 - New Track! 263/264
Small Fleet Operator: Session 1 - Marketing for Small Fleet Operators Part 1, Day One, Regulatory Update 260/267
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM UMA Associate/Travel Partner Membership Meeting UMA Booth 919
12:30 - 1:45 PM UMA Luncheon America's Ballroom - Sponsored by BusRates.com
2:00 - 3:00 PM UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions
Marketing: Expanding into New Markets 274
Finance: Spader Business Management - Part 1 275
Operations: Maximizing the Sale of Your Company - Prudent Everyday Business Practices 276
Technology: What's in the New Technology Tactics Like, SEO, SEM, Analytics, and Social Media - New Track! 263/264
Small Fleet Operator: Session 2 - Fundamentals of Fatigue Management, Marketing for Small Fleet Operators Part 2, The New Unified Carrier Registration 260/267
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions
Marketing: How Much is Too Much Online Marketing 274
Finance: Spader Business Management - Part 2 275
Operations: ELD Pitfalls 276
Technology: How Technology is Influencing the Fundamentals & Choices of Group Travelers - New Track! 263/264
Small Fleet Operators: Session 3 - When the Trip Goes Bad, Fuel & Tire Tax Exemption, Marketing for Small Fleet Operators Part 3 260/267
4:15 - 4:30 PM Sneak Preview Ribbon Cutting In front of EXPO Entrance at Hall 4
4:30 - 6:45 PM Sneak Preview - UMA EXPO Floor Open Halls 4 & 5
4:30 - 6:45 PM Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction Booth 101
6:00 P.M. Motorcoach Marketing Council Live Auction Booth 101
7:00 - 10:00 PM Sneak Preview After Party at Anheuser-Busch Anheuser- Busch
Immediately following evening event Go Motorcoach Annual Fundraiser Thaxton Speakeasy
Tuesday, February 28th
7:30 - 11:00 AM UMA Maintenance Competition Vandalia Bus Lines
Morning UMA's International Driver Competition
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open Plaza Lobby
8:15 - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast Outside of Concurrent Solution Session
8:45 - 9:45 AM UMA Concurrent Solution Sessions
Marketing: Is My Marketing Working; Measuring Techniques 274
Finance: How Equipment Valuations Will Influence Your Purchase Arrangement & Payment Schedule 275
Operations: Best Practices for Installing 110 Outlets 276
Technology: Managing Your Current Digital Presence - New Track! 263/264
Small Fleet Operator: How Will FLSA New Overtime Rule Impact You & Your Business 260/267
10:00 - 11:00 AM NAMO Meeting 265/266
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM UMA EXPO Floor Open Halls 4 & 5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction
10:15 AM -11:15 AM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
Is Your Business Ready for the ELD Mandate? (Presented by GPS Insight) UMA Session Area
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall Halls 4 & 5
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
How to Prepare For & What to Expect on a DOT Audit (Presented by RLS Management - Division of Reston Limousine & Travel Service) UMA Session Area
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
Driver Recruitment & Retention: Top Priorities for a Successful Motorcoach Company (Presented by Lancer) UMA Session Area
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
Verbal SWAT: Basic Tools to Defuse Conflict (Presented by Protective Insurance Company) UMA Session Area
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
What Opportunities Does the Rise of Sharing Economy Present for the Motorcoach Industry (Presented by Rally Bus) UMA Session Area
6:30 - 11:00 PM UMA Leadership Awards Celebrations - UMA EXCLUSIVE! America's Ballroom - Sponsored by BusRates.com; Cigars & Cordials will be in the Courtyard Lobby
6:30 PM Reception
7:15 PM Dinner
9:15 PM Cigar & Cordials
Wednesday, March 1st
8:00 AM -1:00 PM Registration Open Plaza Lobby
9:00 AM - Noon UMA EXPO Floor Open Halls 4 & 5
9:00 - 10:00 AM Motorcoach Marketing Council Silent Auction Booth 101
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM UMA Education Sessions in the Exhibit Hall
How A Successful Driver Program Can Reduce Risk, Drive Down Cost and Increase Passenger Satisfaction (Presented by GreenRoad) UMA Session Area
10:00 AM - Noon Brunch in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM UMA Education in the Exhibit Hall
Vehicle & Driver Certification's - Improve Your Margins - Save Fuel, Save Money, and Gain Market-Share! (Presented by University of Vermont) UMA Session Area
12:15 - 2:30 PM UMA Member Bus Operations Site Visit Vandalia Bus LInes
2:00 - 7:00 PM Complimentary shuttle service from UMA host hotels to the airport (STL)
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM Tourism Rocks! Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis
Thursday, March 2nd
4:00 AM - 11:00 AM Complimentary shuttle service UMA host hotels to the airport (STL)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 13th Annual Ray Dupuis Memorial Golf Tournament Stonewolf Golf Club

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