MMA, VMA plan for first joint in-person operators meeting in May

The Maryland and Virginia Motorcoach Associations are planning their first-ever joint event. The in-person Spring Operators Meeting is set for May 10-12.

Mary Presley
Mary Presley

Maryland Motorcoach Association (MMA) and Virginia Motorcoach Association (VMA) are poised to hold their first in-person state motorcoach association event for 2021. 

It’s been a “long and winding road” getting here, but as the industry comes out of this pandemic, plans are underway for MMA and VMA to hold their first-ever joint event at the Virginia Crossings in Glen Allen, near Richmond, May 10-12, 2021.

 The Spring Operators Meeting will feature board meetings for MMA and VMA, several educational sessions, a mini-marketplace for the tour and travel partners with seven-minute appointments, a FAM Tour of the Richmond area hosted by Richmond Region Tourism, and many networking opportunities. 

Bringing industry together

 The theme for the event, “ReWrite the Narrative,” also features several opportunities for guest speakers — among them Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs & Industry Relations/COO, and Pete Pantuso, President and CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA) — the opportunity to share with participants the opportunities that will assist them in getting back “On The Road Again” as they come out of the past year from COVID-19, and ways to “Start Their Engines.”

 “Many events in the industry have moved to a virtual platform, so we hope that by moving forward with this in-person event and meeting safely and responsibly, we can bring together an industry used to being together,” said Mary Presley, Executive Administrator of MMA.

 The event closely follows UMA’s EXPO in Orlando, Florida, one of the industry’s largest events, but focuses more on the state associations aspect and their needs.

 Everyone is welcome to attend, but due to spacing limitations, registrations are limited and almost full. You can find out more by reaching out to Presley, organizer of the event, at

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