2019 Regional Meeting


NCMA-VMA- MCASC Regional Meeting
The Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem
September 18 – 22, 2019
Tentative Schedule of Events

Quick’s Bus Company will provide a “ride along” to Winston-Salem from Virginia and return.

Airport shuttle will be scheduled using NCMA operator members.

 

Wednesday, September 18

3:00 – 6:30 Registration 

3:00 – 4:30 NCMA Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 – 6:30 VMA Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 Welcome Dinner:
Operator Roundtable Discussion

Topics may include:
Medical Cards:  What’s been your experience with your DMV
Breakdown:  Who do you call? 
Itinerary Review:  Operator Panel Discussion
What are the main issues affecting your company?

8:30 – 9:15 Association Business Sessions:

All board members and other operator members should attend their respective business session.

NCMA Business Session

VMA Business Session

MCASC Business Session

 

Thursday, September 19

6:30 – 8:30 Embassy Breakfast

Marriott Breakfast

8:00 – 5:00 Registration 

8:45 – 12:15 Operator Education Sessions

8:45 – 9:45 Industry Update:  Panel Discussion

Panelists: Peter Pantuso, American Bus Association

Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association

10:00 – 11:00 Driver Fatigue 

Speaker: Bob Crescenzo

10:00 – 11:00 Entry Level Driver Training Regulations/ Curriculum

Speaker: Jon McCormick, NC Administrator, FMCSA

10:00 – 11:00 Crisis Management 

Speaker: (not yet confirmed)

11:15 – 12:15 ELDs: Vendor Panel

Panelists: Mike McDonal, Saucon

Chris Riddell, United Bus Technology

Other Vendors not yet confirmed

11:15 – 12:15 Creating Wealth, Business Value, and Strategic Options in a Disrupted Market

Speaker: Not yet confirmed.

11:15 – 12:15 Coach Product/Component: Problematic Issues and How to Deal with Them 

Panelists: Coach Manufacturers’ Representatives

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

Board Service Awards (NCMA)

Reacting to Bad Publicity

Featured speaker:  Melanie Hinton, American Bus Association

2:15 – 5:15 Coach Sales Market Place

2:15 – 3:30 Coach Presentations 

3:45 – 5:15 Coach Visitation

2:15 – 5:30 Associate Sessions

2:15 – 3:00 Rising Star/New Member and First Timer Orientation

3:15 – 4:15  Session to be determined by associate directors

4:30 – 5:30 Meet the Operators Panel Discussion

6:30 Board Coaches

7:00 – Early Bird Dinner – 

Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center & Gray Auditorium

10:00 – 12:00 Hospitality after event

 

Friday, September 20

6:30 – 8:30 Embassy Breakfast

Marriott Breakfast

7:30 Board Coach for Golf Tournament – 

Maple Chase Golf & Country Club

(Tee time: 8:30; golfers will eat lunch at the course; shotgun/captain’s choice)

8:00 – 8:30 Registration 

8:30 Board coaches for Tours

8:30 – 12:00 Tours

Tour 1: Meet the Moravians
Tour 2: The Reynolda Mile
Tour 3: Artists in Aprons & Vino in the Valley
Tour 4: Get Your Steps In
Tour 5: “Nip It In the Bud!” 

All tours should end at the hotel by 12:30

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch

Board Service Awards (VMA)

3:00 – 5:00 Market Place I (Scheduled Appointments)

5:15 – 6:00 Display Booth Visitation

7:00 – 9:00 Ice Breaker Dinner Event – Blues, Brews, Bites & Buses! 

10:00 – 12:00 Hospitality 

 

Saturday, September 21

6:30 – 8:30 Embassy Breakfast

Marriott Breakfast 

8:30 – 5:00 Registration 

8:45 – 12:15 Market Place II (Scheduled Appointments)

12:30 – 2:15 Lunch

Board Service Awards (MCASC)

Featured Entertainment: Performance from Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

Sponsored by Wytheville CVB

2:30 – 3:30 Market Place III (Scheduled Appointments) 

3:45 – 4:45 Market Place IV (Open Floor – all Associates)

5:00 – 5:45 Joint Board Meeting

6:30 Reception

Sponsored by host for 2020 Regional Meeting

7:00 Awards Dinner

 

Sunday, September 22

6:30 – 8:30 Embassy Breakfast

Marriott Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 Devotional