UMA 2019 Motorcoach EXPO Primer

Hit the Hall

UMA’s Exhibit Hall will be open:

Monday, Jan. 7: 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 8: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 9: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Play the Passport Game

Operators: Be sure to pick up your UMA Exhibit Hall Passport and collect all the necessary stamps to be eligible for an American Express gift card of up to $1,000! Drop completed Passports at the UMA Booth (#1223). Drawing times and amounts are:

Tuesday, Jan. 8:

11:00 AM. – $500
3:30 PM. – $500
4:30 PM – $500

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

10:00 AM – $500
11:00 AM – $1,000

Remember, you must be present to win!


Calling All First-Time Attendees!

We’d like to invite all our first-time attendees to join us before the Welcome Reception in the Redfin & Waterway rooms at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina at 5 p.m. Sunday. Come meet and mingle with other new first-time attendees. Meet some of the UMA staff and Board members and get any questions you might have about the show answered. We are thrilled to have you join us at EXPO!


 2019 UMA Motorcoach EXPO App 

On your iPhone or iPad:
  1. type in or click the link for: in your web browser.
  2. Click “Download the iPhone/iPad App” to load Apple’s App Store and download the app.
On your Android device:
  1. type in or click the link for: in your web browser.
  2. Click “Download Android App” to load Google Play Store and download the app.

Stop by the Booth (#1223) to see what’s new and find out how to generate more leads for your business! On Monday, stop by the booth for a quick session, User Groups, at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. or 3 p.m.; and on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about


Don’t Miss

Welcome reception. Kick off 2019 with familiar faces and new colleagues at a friendly UMA Welcome Reception, Jan. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. Renew contacts with your trusted industry friends, share your challenges and aspirations with people who understand your business and can help you solve problems, or just commiserate because they know where you’re coming from. Enjoy a casual get-together and make lasting connections. The event will be hosted at the Waterway and Redfin Rooms at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. First-timers come early at 5:00 for a pre-reception just for you!


UMA EXPO Opening, Legislative & Regulatory Update, and UMA Active Member Meeting Monday, Jan. 7, 8:30-11 a.m. Attendees will be brought up to speed on key federal legislative and regulatory initiatives during the Legislative & Regulatory Update. This will be followed by UMA’s annual membership meeting where you can hear updates from the leaders of your association. Thank you to our opening session sponsor, Motor Coach Industries.


UMA Luncheon and Keynote, Monday, Jan. 7, 12:30 p.m. Learn “UnMarketing” from UMA Luncheon keynote speaker Scott Stratten. He will speak on ways to win over consumers by unlearning strategies that do not work. Stratten has a proven record of motivating and entertaining audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to national business associations that enthusiastically attest to the value of his unique insights and the strength of his business advice. The Luncheon also gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy lunch together while conversing about the latest industry news, technologies and shared experiences as players in the industry.


UMA EXPO Sneak Preview After-Party, Monday, Jan. 7, 7-10 p.m. Join us after the Sneak Preview for our After-Party on the beach! There will be delicious food including an authentic pig roast, fire dancers, beach bonfires, great music and more. Come dressed for the beach when you come to the sneak preview of the exhibit hall, so you can head straight to the beach party from there. We’ll be partying in the sand and feeling the ocean breeze so plan and dress accordingly. We can’t wait!


UMA Leadership Awards Celebration and Cigars & Cordials, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. Come and toast the industry’s finest at UMA’s Leadership Awards Celebration, where we will recognize the brightest in the motorcoach industry. The evening will conclude with the ever-popular cigars and cordials sponsored by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO) as well as live entertainment. Dress attire is business casual.


We want to meet you

Check out our info sessions for UMA member benefits in the EXPO schedule that will take place in UMA’s booth #1223. Some of our partners will be raffling off some good items to those who sit in their session.

AMBEST, Inc. – Booth #1616

Amerisearch Background Alliance – Booth #1612

Bus & Motorcoach NEWS – Booth #1415 – Booth #1223

Century Business Solutions – Booth #1234

Group Management Services, Inc. – Booth #1915

J.J. Keller – Booth # 806

Michelin North America – Booth # 1412

Motorcoach Tire Sales, LLC – Booth #1532

Spader Business Management – Booth #1015

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