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
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)
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Missed out on the Golf Tournament - Register NOW for the MTA Top Golf event on September 16, 2019! Register Your Team
CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY:
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
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.
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
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
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.