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2024 VMA-MCASC-NCMA Joint Regional Meeting - Speakers, Staff, & Life Member Registration

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2024
  • Friday, August 30, 2024
  • Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

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Base fee:
  • This is to be used for life members and spouse only.
  • This is to be used for staff or anyone attending only to speak.

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2024 VMA - MCASC - NCMA Regional Meeting Agenda

AGENDA:

All session are open to operators and associates.

Tuesday, August 27

 
8:00am – 5:30pm Registration Open
Badge Sponsor: SARDO Bus & Coach Upholstery
Registration Bags: Virginia Tourism Corporation
Pocket Schedule: Richmond Region Tourism

8:00am – Noon

Local CVB's and exhibitors set up for display in pre-function area
Noon – 1:30pm VMA Board of Directors Meeting
1:45pm – 3:15pm NCMA Board of Directors Meeting
3:30pm – 5:00pm MCASC Board of Directors Meeting
 
Board Meeting Snack & Beverage Sponsor: Nacarato Truck Centers
5:15pm – 6:45pm Industry Update with UMA, ABA & FMCSA
Speakers:
Suzanne Rhode, ABA
Scott Michael / Ken Presley, UMA
Clifton Willey, FMCSA
6:45pm Newcomer Welcome Reception Early Departure - Newcomers board coaches and early departure to Early Bird Dinner
Sponsor: VB Group Marketing & Event Resources
7:00pm Coaches depart for Early Bird Dinner - All other attendees
Transportation Sponsors:
Newton Bus Service
Oleta Coach Lines
Platinum Tours
Venture Tours
7:15pm – 9:00pm Early Bird Dinner
Sponsor: Visit Williamsburg
9:15pm – 11:00pm Hospitality
Beverage Sponsor: Ole Smoky Moonshine
Entertainment Sponsor: Philip Magaldi

 

Wednesday, August 28

 
8:00am – 5:30pm Registration Open
Badge Sponsor: SARDO Bus & Coach Upholstery
Registration Bags: Virginia Tourism Corporation
Pocket Schedule: Richmond Region Tourism

8:00am – 8:45am

Breakfast & MCASC Service Awards
Sponsors:
ABC Companies
SARDO Bus & Coach Upholstery
Door Prize Sponsors:
Fun Tours
Legends in Concert
National Aquarium
Ober Mountain
Resorts Casino Hotel
Concurrent Sessions  
8:45am – 9:45am
Associate Newcomer Welcome Session
8:45am – 9:45am
Coach OEM Presentations - ABC, Daimler, MCI, Prevost & TEMSA
9:45am – 10:00am Break / Display Booths Open
10:00am – Noon Marketplace I (scheduled appointments)
Refreshment Sponsor: Florence SC CVB
Binder Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Resorts and Liberty Receptive Tours
Office Kit Sponsor: Duplin County Tourism
Noon – 12:30pm Break / Display Booth Open
12:30pm – 1:45pm Lunch & Motivational Speaker - Stephan Cote - Leadership & Communication Coach
Lunch Sponsor: Motor Coach Industries
Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Display Booths Open
2:00pm – 3:15pm
Coach OEM Visitation - Daimler, MCI, Prevost & TEMSA
2:00pm – 3:15pm
Tourism Education - Marketing & AI for Tourism - Chris Riddell
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Operator Education - The State of Engine Updates - Kevin Shaw, Cummins
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Tourism Education - Tourism and Branding Success - The America / Virginia 250 Projects
4:15pm– 5:00pm (All) Industry Insights From 3 Decades of Tour & Charter - Pete Pantuso, with Pete Smith, & Henry Palmer
5:15pm– 6:00pm
Operator Education Session
5:15pm– 6:00pm
Tourism Education Session - 5 "Ss" to Tourism Success - Stephan Cote
6:30pm Coaches depart for Ice Breaker Dinner
Transportation Sponsors:
Newton Bus Service
Oleta Coach Lines
Platinum Tours
Venture Tours
6:45pm – 9:00pm Ice Breaker Dinner - Jamestown Settlement Galleries
Sponsors:
Visit Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement
9:15pm – 11:00pm Hospitality
Beverage Sponsor: Ole Smoky Moonshine
Entertainment Sponsor: Philip Magaldi

 

Thursday, August 29

 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
Badge Sponsor: SARDO Bus & Coach Upholstery
Registration Bags: Virginia Tourism Corporation
Pocket Schedule: Richmond Region Tourism

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast Buffet & NCMA Service Awards
Sponsors:
National Interstate
TEMSA
Door Prize Sponsors:
Fun Tours
Legends in Concert
National Aquarium
Ober Mountain
Resorts Casino Hotel
8:45am - 9:00am All golfers check in at the Golf Course (shuttle available)
9:00am – 4:00 pm Golf Tournament - shotgun start @ The Green Course at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Title Sponsor: Richmond Region Tourism
Golf Cart Sponsor: ACRISURE (formerly Service Insurance Agency)
Box Lunch Sponsor: Atlantic Union Bank
Men's Longest Drive Sponsor: Bridgestone Americas
10:30am – 2:30pm Coaches depart for FAM Tours (lunch provided on all tours)
FAM Tour Sponsor: Virginia Tourism Corporation
Lunch Sponsor: Visit Williamsburg
Transportation Sponsors:
Newton Bus Service
Oleta Coach Lines
Platinum Tours
Venture Tours
 
Tour 1: Taste of Williamsburg
 
Tour 2: Culture Questers
 
Tour 3: Thrills & Adventure
 
Tour 4: Sea, Sip, Sun
Concurrent Sessions  
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Business Session - VMA
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Business Session - MCASC
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Business Session - NCMA
6:30pm – 7:15pm Cocktail Reception
7:15pm – 9:30pm Awards Dinner (All Major Awards)
Sponsors:
American Bus Association
Daimler Coaches NA
Prevost
United Motorcoach Association
9:30pm – 11:00pm Hospitality

 

Friday, August 30

 
8:00am – Noon Registration Open
Badge Sponsor: SARDO Bus & Coach Upholstery
Registration Bags: Virginia Tourism Corporation
Pocket Schedule: Richmond Region Tourism

8:00am – 8:45am

Breakfast & VMA Service Awards
Door Prize Sponsors:
Fun Tours
Legends in Concert
National Aquarium
Ober Mountain
Resorts Casino Hotel
9:00am – 9:15am Display Booths Open
9:30am – 11:15am Marketplace II (scheduled appointments)
Refreshment Sponsor: Florence SC CVB
Binder Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Resorts and Liberty Receptive Tours
Office Kit Sponsor: Duplin County Tourism
11:30am - Noon Marketplace Awards & Closing
Noon
Event concludes

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