2019 Regional Meeting


2019 AMA-SCMA-GMOA Regional Meeting

July 28 – August 1                

Montgomery, AL

Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, July 28

12:00 – 2:00 AMA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 – 6:00 Registration

2:30 – 6:00 Operator Education Sessions

2:30 – 3:30 Root Cause Analysis

Presenter: Michelle Wiltgen, National Interstate Insurance Company

3:45 – 4:45 Marketing Your Company

Speaker: Chris Riddell, United Bus Technology

5:00 – 6:00 ELD Review

Vendors: Saucon

United Bus Technology

Samsara

6:15 – 6:45 Association Business Sessions

(AMA/SCMA/GMOA):

All operator members should attend their respective association meeting

7:00 Begin walk to Historic Union Station

7:30 Welcome Dinner at Union Station Train Shed

Hospitality after event.

 

Monday, July 29

8:00 – 5:00 Registration

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

7:30 – 9:00 Coach Visitation

9:15 – 11:45 Coach Sales Presentations

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

Presentation: Diabetes and the Motorcoach Driver

Featured speaker: Kay Pfeiffer, True Life Care

1:45 – 5:30 Operator Education Sessions

1:45 – 2:45 Review Changes in Compliance Review/Investigation

Speaker: Jon Dierberger, FMCSA Field Administrator for the South

Kenny Price, FMCSA Division Administrator, Alabama

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:30 Hiring and Retaining Drivers

Speaker: Bob Crescenzo, Lancer Insurance Company

4:45 – 5:45 Reacting to Bad Publicity

Speaker: Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications and Media Relations, ABA

1:45 – 5:45 Associate Sessions

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

2:30 – 4:15 Associate Education Sessions

    2:30 – 3:15 Social Media 101

Speaker: Chris Riddell, United Bus Technology

    3:30 – 4:15 Panel Discussion:  Contracting/Operator and Hotelier

Panelists: Eureka Thompson, Takers Transportation

Brenda Tidwell, Leisure Time Charters & Tours

Greg Cable, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Barry Kidd, Country Inn Lancaster

    4:30 – 5:45 Meet the Operators

Panelists: TBD

6:30 Board Coaches

7:00 Early Bird Dinner at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Transportation provided by Capital Trailways

Hospitality after event.

 

Tuesday, July 30

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast

8:30 – 5:30 Registration

8:30 – 10:30 Market Place I Scheduled appointments

10:45 Board Coaches for Tours and Golf

Lunch will be provided for each tour. All Tours will end at the hotel by 5:00.

Tour 1: What a Capitol Idea!

Tour 2: The Journey of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tour 3: Arts, Culture and More

Tour 4: Social Justice Prevails

12:00 Golf Tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill

6:00 Begin walk to Riverfront Park

6:30 Ice Breaker aboard the Harriott II Riverboat

This event has a theme, Pirates of the Caribbean.

8:30 Expected departure to hotel

Hospitality after event.

 

Wednesday, July 31

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 – 4:00 Registration

8:15 – 10:15 Market Place II   Open

10:30 – 12:00 Display Booth Visitation

12:15 – 2:00 Lunch

2:30 – 5:30 Market Place III   Scheduled Appointments

5:45 – 6:15 Joint Board of Directors Meeting

6:45 – 7:30 Reception

7:30 Awards Dinner

Hospitality after event.

 

Thursday, August 1

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast