Regional Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, August 23

12:00 – 5:30  Registration
1:15 – 2:45  MCASC Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 – 4:30  NCMA Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 – 4:30  VMA Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 – 6:45  Industry Update
   Panelists:
   Peter Pantuso, American Bus Association
   Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association

7:00 –  Early Bird Dinner: Farmer’s Market/Farm to Table
Sponsored by Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau
9:00 – 10:30  Hospitality

Wednesday, August 24

7:00 – 7:45  Breakfast
8:00 – 5:00  Registration
8:00 – 9:15  Coach Presentations
9:30 – 10:30  Coach Visitation
10:45 – 11:15  Business Sessions: MCASC, NCMA, and VMA
11:30 – 12:30  Operator Session Panel Discussion
   Panelists:
   Matt Dance, Champion Coach (MCASC)
   Elizabeth Kamalakis, Coachlight Tours (MCASC)
   Buddy Young, Capitol Bus Lines (MCASC)
   David Brown, Holiday Companies (NCMA)
   Tom Crouch, Young Transportation (NCMA)
   Euran Daniels, Daniels Tours (NCMA)
   Roddy Mitchell, Platinum Tours (VMA)
   Bill Torres, DC Trails (VMA)

12:45–1:45  Lunch: Board Service Awards (MCASC and NCMA)
2:00 – 4:15  Operator Sessions
   2:00 – 3:00  Social Media Marketing
   Speaker: Chris Riddell, Deliverabilities
   2:00 – 3:00  How to Recruit and Train Drivers
   Speakers: Bob Crescenzo, Steven O’Shea, Lancer Insurance Company
   2:00 – 3:00  Coach Financing:  What is the outlook?
   Panelists:
   Tony Pederson, Dave Johnson, and Dave Mailhot, Motor Coach Industries
   Jerry Doughty, Prevost
   Gregg Goedde, ABC Companies
   Ronnie Demarco and Ric Foster, Temsa
   Ryan Gulan, Huntington
   3:15 – 4:15  Customer Service (Associate Members attend this session)
   Speaker: Melanie Hinton, American Bus Association
   3:15 – 4:15  Steps to Attract Customers and Grow Business
   Speaker: Chris Riddell, Deliverabilities
   3:15 – 4:15  Coach Financing:  What is the outlook?
   Panelists:
   Tony Pederson, Dave Johnson, and Dave Mailhot, MCI
   Jerry Doughty, Prevost
   Gregg Goedde, ABC Companies
   Ronnie Demarco and Ric Foster, Temsa
   Ryan Gulan, Huntington
2:00 – 5:30  Associate Sessions
   2:00 – 3:00  Rising Star/New Member and First Timer Orientation
   3:15 – 4:15  Customer Service (Join Operator Session)
   4:30 – 5:30  Associate/Operator Session: Hollywood Squares: A “Fun Session” but Educational
6:30  Board Coaches
7:00  Ice Breaker Dinner: Downtown Progressive Dinner
Sponsored by Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau
10:00 – 12:00   Hospitality after event

Thursday, August 25

7:15 – 8:15   Breakfast: Board Service Awards (VMA)
8:30 – 11:30   Registration
8:30 – 10:45   Market Place I (scheduled appointments)
11:30   Board Coach for Golf Tournament at Traces Golf Course
11:30   Board Coaches for Tours (lunch provided on all tours)
   Tour 1:  Satisfy Your Thirst
   Tour 2:  Oh, Nuts!
   Tour 3:  Kayaking Revolutionary River (2 hour paddle)
   Tour 4:  On Overdrive
   Tour 5:  You Can Eat That?
6:30   Reception hosted by 2023 Host
7:30   Awards Dinner
Hospitality will be a continuation of the dinner session.

Friday, August 26

7:30 – 8:30   Breakfast
8:30 – 12:00   Registration
8:30 – 9:30   Display Booth Visitation
9:45 – 12:15   Market Place II (scheduled appointments)
12:30 – 1:30   Lunch: Market Place Awards Presentation
1:45 – 2:15   Joint Board Meeting or review by Zoom post-meeting