2022 Regional Meeting

MCASC-NCMA-VMA Regional Meeting and Market Place
Florence Center & Hilton Garden Inn
August 23-26
Florence, South Carolina

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, Lancer Insurance Company
                                    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:  Same as listed in the 2:00 session above.

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 Rivers (2 hour paddle; limit of 30 people)
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