2024 UMA Motorcoach Expo Scheduled For February 4-7 In Raleigh, NC

The United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) 2024 Motorcoach Expo is set for February 4-7, at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Raleigh, NC. The event annually brings together bus and motorcoach professionals for networking, educational sessions and to visit an exhibit hall featuring the latest in equipment, products, and services. Other events include an opening session, driver competition, maintenance interchange and competition, receptions, and dinners.

Listed below is the 2024 UMA Motorcoach Expo daily schedule. All dates, times and events are subject to change:

Sunday, February 4

Registration is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the registration concourse. The UMA State Association Summit will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at a site to be determined. It will be followed by the UMA Welcome Reception, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in room 402 at the convention center.

Monday, February 5

The day begins with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the registration concourse. A UMA continental breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at kiosks outside Ballroom AB.

From 8 to 9:30 a.m., UMA will hold its annual Motorcoach Expo Opening Session & Active Member Meeting. The event will take place at Ballroom AB.

The UMA Maintenance Interchange is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 402. Now in its 26th year, the event allows motorcoach owners, operators, and maintenance professionals to come together in an open forum to discuss maintenance problems they have faced, and to exchange solutions and ideas. Participants are encouraged to submit topics for discussion in advance. The Maintenance Interchange is an operator-to-operator exchange.

The first group of UMA Concurrent Education Sessions is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. in rooms 305 AB, 306 A, 306 B and 306 C. Also taking place during this time period (10 to 11 a.m.) is the UMA Associate/Travel Partner Membership Meeting at the UMA booth No. 615. The second group of UMA Concurrent Education Sessions is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in rooms 305 AB, 306 A, 306 B and 306 C.

The UMA Luncheon with Keynote and Legislative & Regulatory Update is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Ballroom AB, followed by the third group of UMA Concurrent Education Sessions, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., in rooms 305 AB, 306 A, 306 B and 306 C. This will soon be followed by the fourth group of UMA Concurrent Education Sessions in rooms 305 AB, 306 A, 306 B and 306 C.

A key event on Monday will be the UMA Expo Exhibit Hall Sneak Preview, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Exhibitors will provide demonstrations and showcase various industry products and services during the Sneak Preview. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled at 4:15 p.m., near the front entrance of the Exhibit Hall.

The Sneak Preview After-Party and Dinner, meanwhile, is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at a location to be determined.

Tuesday, February 6

Tuesday’s UMA Expo registration is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the registration concourse. A UMA continental breakfast will be available from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at kiosks outside of rooms 305/306. The UMA International Driver Competition will take place Tuesday morning at a time and place to be determined. Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, framed certificates, and official recognition.

There are various UMA Concurrent Education Sessions scheduled for Tuesday during the following time slots: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. to noon. These sessions will be in rooms 305 AB, 306 A, 306 B and 306 C.

The National Association of Motorcoach Operators (NAMO) 2024 Semi-Annual Members Meeting is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in room 402. Meanwhile, the UMA Expo Exhibit Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, allowing attendees a full day to visit with vendors. Lunch will be available at the Exhibit Hall from noon to 2 p.m.

Also starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday is the UMA Maintenance Competition, at a location to be determined.

The UMA Awards Gala will take place Tuesday evening at the convention center. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner scheduled for 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7

Wednesday is the final day that the Exhibit Hall will be open for the 2024 UMA Motorcoach Expo. Show floor hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the registration concourse.

A Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Level I demonstration is scheduled from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Exhibit Hall. Brunch will also be available at the Exhibit Hall, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Visit www.motorcoachexpo.com for updated information.

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