Know before you go: Your essential EXPO guide
The 2020 UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Nashville, TN, starts this Sunday, and it's time to start getting excited and prepared, too! Below is some important information that will make your time in Music City more enjoyable and easier.
Music City weather looks dry, partly sunny
So far weather.com says we can look forward to highs in the mid-40s which sounds perfect! Pack your Western boots for line dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon on Monday night, when we'll take to the state's biggest dance floor at the Sneak Preview After Party.
Airport ground transportation options abound
Transportation from the airport to hotels is affordable and plentiful in Nashville and our hotels and the Music City Center are less than 20 minutes from Nashville International Airport . Click our link to the airport's ground transportation information page to learn about options for taxis, rental cars, limousine service and more!
Note: UMA is not providing airport shuttles due to the proximity of downtown hotels to the airport and plentiful and affordable ground transportation options.
Registration Hours

You will be able to pick up your badge and other registration material at the UMA EXPO Registration Desk on Level 2 in the Music City Center. Registration will be open during the following times:
Sunday, January 19 – 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, January 20 – 7:30 am – 6:45 pm
Tuesday, January 21 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 22 – 8:00 am – 1:00pm
Put EXPO at Your Fingertips with Our App
Save yourself the trouble of fumbling around with a paper schedule by putting the EXPO app on your phone. After that, you have all the information at your fingertips!

Apple iPhone/iPad
Type  https://crowd.cc/s/20bak  in web browser, click “Download iPhone/iPad App” to load Apple’s App Store and download the app
Type  https://crowd.cc/s/20bak  in web browser, Click “Download Android App” to load the Google Play Store and download the app.

You’ll be using the web version of the app. Open the web browser, click the BlackBerry menu button, select “Go To” and type  https://crowd.cc/umaexpo2020

Need some help getting started? Stop by the UMA EXPO App Help Desk near the Registration desk and the Busrates.com team will get you squared away!
  • Access all event info
  • Post to social media
  • Set your schedule
  • Get reminders
  • Create your profile
  • Connect with colleagues
EXPO Day One: Welcome one and all!
Regional Town Hall Meetings
Sunday, January 19 NEW FOR 2020
Join colleagues and board members from your UMA region for a specialized issue briefing and discussion.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Region 1 | Room 207 AB
  • Region 2 | Room 209 AC
  • Region 3 | Room 208 AB
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Region 4 (Canada) | Room 207 CD
UMA State Association Summit
Room 208 AB
Sunday, January 19 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join with various state/regional associations to discuss legislative, regulatory and industry operational issues developing across the country and to share ideas, including recent successes and strategies for dealing with issues.
First-Time Attendee Reception
Ole Smoky Distillery
6th & Peabody
Sunday, Jan. 19 | 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If this is your first EXPO, please join us at 5 p.m. for a warm welcome and to meet the UMA board and staff as well as other newcomers. Stay for the UMA welcome reception immediately following to meet and network with other attendees.
UMA Welcome Reception
Ole Smoky Distillery
6th & Peabody
Sunday, Jan. 19 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Time to reconnect with colleagues from near and far at the UMA Welcome Reception and get geared up for a great EXPO experience.
Can't miss events at EXPO
EXPO Education Sessions
Expert presentations, relevant topics, panel discussions, and workshops designed just for smaller fleets will provide a variety of learning options for operators and their top management team members. Learn something new every day and take home actionable ideas to propel your business forward in 2020 and beyond.
UMA EXPO Opening, Legislative & Regulatory Update, Member Meeting
January 20 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom
Ballroom sponsored by Busrates.com

Attendees will be brought up to speed on key federal legislative and regulatory initiatives and the state of the association.
UMA Lunch and Keynote Address
January 20 | 12:30 -1:45 PM 
Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom

Eric Chester has been a leading voice in attracting, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. As an in-the-trenches workplace researcher and thought-leader, he has cracked the code on the tactics and strategies companies that are recognized as “best places to work” in their respective industries are using to win the talent wars. Learn how to win the war for talent.
Thanks to the Bus & Motorcoach Industry Foundation
for sponsoring our keynote speaker.
Sneak Preview After Party
January 20 | 7 - 10 PM | Wildhorse Saloon
120 2nd Ave., North, Nashville, TN

Walk or take the shuttle from the Omni but come prepared for dancing, cold drinks, hot chicken, live music from the Warren Brothers and Adairs Run, line dancing, a mechanical bull and more!
Easily the best party of the year! Come and hear the Warren Brothers live on stage!
Please patronize our UMA EXPO Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Mini Coach Pavilion
Cornerstone Sponsor
EXPO Show Bags & Badge Holder Sponsor