2020 Southeastern Coalition of Motorcoach Operators


Annual Meeting     

November 15-17, Beach Cove Resort, North Myrtle Beach

November 15

1:00 – 5:30          Registration

1:00 – 2:30          NCMA Board of Directors Meeting

3:00 – 4:15          Operator to Operator Roundtable Discussion

Where are we? Impact of COVID-19.

4:30 – 5:15          Revenue Diversification: Operator Panel Discussion

Panelists:            Cary Martin, Little Rock Coaches

                                Andy Thompson, Rose Chauffeured Transportation

6:00                        Board Coach                     

6:30                        Welcome Dinner at 810 Billiards and Bowling

Sponsored by North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau

Experience good food and great fun at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Check it out at www.810Bowling.com.

November 16

7:00 – 8:00          Breakfast (Hotel breakfast. Included in room rate.)

8:00 – 3:00          Registration

8:30 – 9:30          COVID-19 Impact to Coach Insurance:  Insurance Members Panel Discussion

Panelists:            Tim O’Bryan, Service Insurance Agency

                                Darren Thompson, TRM Insurance

                                Michelle Wiltgen, National Interstate Insurance Company

                                Tom Wood, Thomas Wood Insurance Agency

9:45 – 10:30        FMCSA Update: Regulations and COVID-19

Presenter:          David West, FMCSA Administrator—SC (Tentative)

10:45 – 11:45     Legal Update: Liability Risks and What to Expect from Lawsuits

Presenter:          Stephen Setliff, Setliff Law

12:00 – 1:00        Lunch

Sponsored by American Bus Association, Motor Coach Industries, Prevost, and Temsa

1:15 – 2:00          Outlook for Recovery:  Coach Manufacturers’ Panel Discussion

Panelists:            ABC Companies, Motor Coach Industries, Prevost, and Temsa

2:15 – 3:00          Military Bus Program:  How to Navigate the System

Presenter:          Donna Johnson, Department of Defense

3:15 – 4:00          How to Generate Tours:  Operator Panel Discussion

Panelists:            Elizabeth Kamalakis, Coachlight Tours

                                Myra Starnes, Gray Line of Myrtle Beach

                                Brenda Tidwell, Leisure Time Charters and Tours

                                Elizabethe Tidwell, Leisure Time Charters and Tours

4:30                        Board Coach

5:00 – 6:00          The Original Benjamins Calabash Seafood

Check out the menu:  https://www.OriginalBenjamins.com/menu/

7:00                        The Carolina Opry Christmas Special 2020

Sponsored by The Carolina Opry

Check it out. Go to www.TheCarolinaOpry.com.

November 17

7:30 – 8:30          Breakfast (Hotel breakfast. Included in room rate.)

8:45 – 9:45          State and Future of the Industry:  Congress and Regulations

Presenters:        Pete Pantuso, American Bus Association                             

                                Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association

10:00 – 10:45     Accounting: COVID-19 Implications

Presenter:          Tracy Fickett, Bus Books

11:00 – 11:45     Emergency Evacuation: Contract Status, Deployment and Partners Use of the Portal

Presenters:        Steven Carney, Transportation Management Services

                                Louise Reese, Transportation Management Services

11:45 – 12:15     Final Operator to Operator Discussion:  Situations Created by COVID-19

12:15                     Wrap up and Evaluation                                 Determine Location for 2021 Meeting