Regional Meeting


2017 SCMA-GMOA-AMA Regional Meeting

July 29 – August 2, 2017               
Sheraton Arlington

 

Tentative Schedule of Events

 

Airport Shuttle: The Sheraton Arlington provides complimentary shuttle to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport only, on a call-on-arrival basis. Return shuttle may be scheduled at the front desk the day before departure.

 

Saturday, July 29

1:00 – 6:00  Registration

1:30 – 3:00  SCMA Board of Directors Meeting

Note: AMA and GMOA Board Meetings may be held by conference call the week prior to the meeting. This is subject to change if either board decides they would rather meet onsite.

 3:15 – 4:00  Association Business Sessions

Note: sessions to be held in separate meeting rooms concurrently.

SCMA Business Session                   

AMA Business Session

GMOA Business Session

4:15 – 6:30  Operator Education Sessions                       

7:00  Welcome Dinner

Sunday, July 30

7:00 – 7:30  Registration

12:30 – 6:00  Registration

7:30  Board Coaches

7:45 – 12:00  Breakfast/Morning Refreshments with the Manufacturers

A time of progressive visitation, traveling between the facilities of each major manufacturer. All are located within 15 to 30 minutes of the hotel and convention center. A light breakfast will be available at the first stop (CH Bus Sales/TEMSA) and refreshments at each of the others.

12:00  Board Coaches for return

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch

2:00 – 5:45  Operator Education Sessions

1:45 – 2:15  New Member/First Timer Orientation

2:15 – 3:45  Associate Session

4:00 – 5:45  Meet the Operators Round Table Discussion

Note: Group Leaders should arrive in ample time to check into their hotel(s) and arrive at the Sheraton in advance of coach boarding time.

6:30  Board Coaches

7:00  Early Bird Dinner

Organized and Sponsored by Arlington CVB and its partners.

Monday, July 31

7:30 – 5:30  Registration

7:30 – 8:15  Breakfast

(Market Place will include Group Leaders as well as operators and tour operators.)

8:30 – 10:00  Market Place I    Blue Dot

8:30 – 10:00  Associate Session

10:15 – 11:45  Market Place II    Red Dot

10:15 – 11:45  Associate Session Repeated

12:00  Golf Lunch

Boxed lunches to go.

12:15  Board Coach for Golf

12:30 – 6:30  Golf Tournament

1:00  Tour Lunch

Boxed lunches to go.

1:00  Board Coaches for Tours

1:30 – 5:30  Familiarization Tours

Organized and sponsored by Arlington CVB and its partners.

7:30  Ice Breaker at AT&T Stadium [home of NFL’s Dallas Cowboys]

Note: Golfers may arrive later, depending on the tournament’s conclusion time. The golf transportation sponsor will bring them to dinner as well.

Tuesday, August 1

7:45 – 8:45  Breakfast

8:00 – 5:00  Registration

9:00 – 11:30  Market Place III    Red Dot

9:00 – 11:30  Associate Session

11:45 – 12:45  Networking Lunch

1:00 – 2:15  Display Booth Visitation                

2:30 – 5:00  Market Place IV    Blue Dot

2:30 – 5:00  Associate Session Repeated

Note: Group Leaders will depart upon the conclusion of the Final Market Place.

6:30 – 8:00  Reception

Sponsored by the 2018 host city, Discover DeKalb

8:00 – 9:30  Awards Dinner

Wednesday, August 2

9:00– 10:00  Joint Board of Directors Meeting
This will be a working, continental style breakfast meeting.