MTA's 87th Annual Conference
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Drive Your Destination: From Vision to Action to Success -- Register Now!

7/30/2019 to 8/1/2019
When: July 30th - August 1st
Where: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood LN.
Alexandria, Minnesota  56308
United States
Contact: Kristi
612-685-4552


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Please register by July 25, 2019. After July 25, please contact Kristi Shepherd at 612-658-4552 to register. 

Registration cancellations must be received by 9:00 a.m. (CT) on July 25, 2019 to receive a full refund.   NO REFUNDS will be given after that time. 

MTA's 87th Annual Conference

"Drive Your Destination"

Member price: $499
Non-member price: $599

When: July 30- August 1, 2019

Where: Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN

Click HERE for the complete conference schedule

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Call Arrowwood to Reserve Your Room 866-386-5263.  Use the promo code MTA19 when reserving your room.

  • Rooms are Filling Fast: Multiple Room Condos and Townhouses may be available and some single rooms may be available on Wednesday night

Other Resort & Hotel Options in Alexandria

  • Geneva Beach (320) 763-3200
  • Spirit Cove Bed and Breakfast (320) 834-7250
  • Hampton Inn (320) 763-3360
  • Fairfield Inn (320) 763-0133

Golf Tournament on July 30, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Email kristi@mntruck.org to be added to the waiting list

Missed out on the Golf Tournament - Register NOW for the MTA Top Golf event on September 16, 2019! Register Your Team


CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY:


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 30

11:00 AM Golf Tournament at Atikwa Championship Golf Course

Tee off the Annual Conference with golf at the newly renovated Atikwa Championship Golf Course, where you’ll experience the natural beauty of Alexandria’s most scenic golf course. Skillfully designed with wetland preservation in mind, the Atikwa Golf Club focuses on beautiful lake views and unique challenges.

NOTE - Golf registration is not included in conference registration.  Golf Tournament Registration

5:00 - 6:00 PM First Time Attendee Gathering

Make new friends and connections and get to know everything happening at the conference!

5:30 - 7:00 PM Tuesday Evening Cocktail Party and BBQ

Kick off the 2019 conference at the Tuesday evening Cocktail Party and BBQ.  Grab some food, relax and enjoy some great company before the Welcome Party. 

7:00 - 10:00 PM Exhibitor Welcome Party 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Keep the festivities going after the BBQ and join us in the Tennis Center for the Exhibitor Welcome Party.  Connect with your peers while enjoying complimentary beer and wine, dessert, late night snacks, door prizes and much more.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Morning Sessions Begin

OPENING KEYNOTE
Peak Performance
Anthony Bourke, Mach 2 Consulting

All great leaders have a system for driving peak performance. This hard-charging, high-impact session will offer straightforward, critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ to lead their wingmen into the demanding environment of aerial combat. 

Learn how the best fighter squadrons and the best businesses in the world hire future leaders, how they properly train those individuals, and promote a process of continuous improvement to stay one step ahead of the competition. 

GENERAL SESSION
Trucking Advocacy in the Trump Era: Win, Lose or Draw?
Bill Sullivan, American Trucking Associations

The 2016 election brought new faces and priorities to the White House, Congress and federal agencies. The 2018 election saw the resurgence of democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and many state offices. Regulatory reform and reduction of business burdens were promised. 

How has it actually played out? What can trucking businesses expect in the future? Bill Sullivan, Executive VP of Advocacy at ATA will pull back the curtain and provide an insider's look at trucking wins, losses and their additional impacts on state legislatures. 

11:00 AM  Spouse Event – Boat Cruise 

Spouses are invited to enjoy a relaxing boat cruise around beautiful Lake Darling with a stop for lunch.   A Kids Activity Program will be available through Arrowwood, for an extra fee, while your spouse relaxes on the cruise.  

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Fleet Safety Awards Luncheon

Click HERE for the Fleet Safety Award application.  Apply Today!

1:30 PM  Afternoon Sessions Begin

CEO PANEL
Setting the Vision and Making it Happen: CEO Panel
Kari Rihm, Rihm Kenworth, Jason Michels, Long Haul Trucking, Todd Gilbert, Valley Cartage

Taking a big idea and turning it into your corporate reality takes strategy, planning and pure grit, but most of all, vision. This CEO panel will share their experiences in taking their companies through visionary processes that have delivered dramatic growth and success. 

BREAKOUT SESSION A 
Fuel Efficiency, Technology, GHG3 2020 Mandate
Mike Roeth, North American Council for Freight Efficiency 

Mike Roeth leads the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, which has the mission of doubling freight efficiencies. 

Mike will share the confidence trucking fleets should have in currently available technologies, show how seven fleets proved 10.1 MPG is possible in the real world, and share their findings on electric trucks as NACFE helps guide future change. 

BREAKOUT SESSION B
Business Continuity Planning
Brenda Fake, O-2 Optimizing Organizations

One of the most important things to influence employee satisfaction and performance is how much they trust that corporate operations will continue to matter what. In the absence of information, people assume the worse. Remove the questions and the doubts! 

Find out how to create and communicate your business continuity plan today so it's ready when you need it- now and in the future. 

3:45 - 5:30 PM FREE TIME

5:30 - 7:00 PM Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM Banquet & Entertainment - featuring Comedian Pete Borchers

Service Awards Recipients are Announced, the gavel is passed to the new MTA elected chairperson, and the evening finishes with entertainment featuring Comedian Pete Borchers.

Click HERE for Service Award nomination forms to nominate your peers for the President's award, Outstanding Service award, Safety Professional of the Year award, and Maintenance Professional of the Year award. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet

8:15 AM MTA Business Meeting (all are invited)

Learn what is ahead for the MTA and industry updates.

9:00 AM Thursday Getaway Speaker

Motivate This!   Steve Rizzo, Author, Commedian and Motivational Speaker

One of the biggest challenges we all face today, both professionally and personally, is staying motivated and enthusiastic for more than just a few days. We go through the course of our lives and allow circumstances, events, situations and people to suck the energy right out of us.  Steve Rizzo’s presentation introduces Common Sense Success Strategies that will help you bounce back, take control and forge ahead. MOTIVATE THIS is filled with Steve Rizzo’s distinctive brand of humor, insightful stories and mind-altering strategies that will elevate your overall degree of motivation.

10:00 AM Conference Adjourns

ABOUT ARROWWOOD

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, MN is an all-seasons resort focused around Minnesota’s natural splendor. Enjoy the natural beauty of the lakeside resort hotel, where you’ll find family activities galore – fishing, swimming, boating, jet skis, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks.  There is also a large play area with sand volleyball courts, a lake-side mini-golf course and the Big Splash Waterpark.  There is also a spa onsite and loads of local attractions and shopping.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

PRESENTING

PLATINUM
GOLD
SILVER
EVENT ELEMENT
[OPENING KEYNOTE}


[HOSPITALITY SUITE]

[THURSDAY BREAKFAST]
[ENTERTAINMENT]

[COFFEE BREAK]
[BREAKOUT SESSIONS]

[COCKTAIL PARTY]

[JOURNAL]

[WELCOME PARTY]
[TUESDAY BBQ]

[SPOUSE EVENT]


[SAFETY LUNCH]
[BANQUET]

[WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST]

BRONZE
HNI RISK SERVICES FS SOLUTIONS THERMO KING
BRENNY SPECIALIZED CUMMINS MANNING TRANSFER
CALIFORNIA OVERLAND DIXON INSURANCE MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE
UNITED TRAILER LEASING SMARTDRIVE SYSTEMS MIDWEST SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT
PILOT FLYING J BAUER BUILT ARCON
PREPASS
CONTRIBUTING
Service Plus Transport