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MCBOA Annual Meeting

  • 7 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM (AST)
  • 8 Nov 2023
  • 1:00 PM (AST)
  • Terry Haws Center A/B


  • Member price, guest registration available.
  • Member price without sponsorship, guest registration available.
  • Platinum Level: $1,600.00 – Receive one free room at the Kelly Inn, free table, and up to 4 attendee registrations.
  • Gold Level: $1,000.00 – Receive free table, and up to 3 attendee registrations.
  • Silver Level: $500 – Receive free table, and up to 2 attendee registrations.
  • Bronze Level: $250 – Receive free table, and 1 attendee registration.

Please plan to join MCBOA for our upcoming Annual Meeting. Our planning committee is committed to providing an innovative program that brings you topics and resources specific to our regional challenges.


This year, we proudly present a program that focuses on three main themes:
Regulatory Updates • Thinking Differently • Fleet & Maintenance Trends & Updates

MCBOA Members only:  $130.00 per person**

This price includes the hospitality and Vendor reception on Tuesday night, breakfast on Wednesday and all meetings. Please register early so we can have accurate numbers for meals, etc.

**Note: please check our sponsorship program to learn more about our complimentary registration options

Hotel reservations need to be made directly with our host venue, the Kelly Inn Conference Center. MCBOA has a special convention rate of $109 per night.

For reservations call 320-253-0606. (Remember to mention you are with MCBOA to get Special Convention Rate!)


Time: Room: Weidner/Clarke/Edelbrock
10:00am Vendor set-up / bus parking show floor
Noon - 1pm Registration Open (Just outside Terry Haws A&B)
1:00pm TSA General Security Awareness Briefing - Adam Wellan
1:45pm MN State Patrol - Captain Jeff Schroepfer & Sargent Mike Krukowski
2:30pm MN DVS Updates - Bradley Hickerson, Exam Program Manager for the Northern Exam Region, MN Department of Driver & Vehicle Services
3:15pm Break / Refreshments
3:30pm MNDOT Audit / Driver File Compliance - Laura Road, Commercial Vehicle Program Manager, MNDOT
4:30pm FMCSA Updates - Matt Marin
5:15pm American Bus Association - Suzanne Te Beau Rohde, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy
5:45pm United Motorcoach Association - Ken Presley
6:30pm - 8:30pm Vendor Showcase / Social Hour with Hors d'ourves


7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast - Terry Haws Center A/B
8:00am Breakfast Speaker: Dean Johnson, MCBOA Lobbyist

"Thinking Differently" Series

Room: Weidner / Clarke / Edelbrock


"Fleet & Maintenance Trends & Updates" Series

Room: Bell / Alexander

8:45am Driver Recruitment & Retention - Mark Szyperski, On Your Mark Transportation   8:30am Cummins Engine Product Update for Coach Application – Chuck Giffith, Cummins Bus Business Account Executive
9:45am Motorcoaches Impact the Group – Rebecca, Experience Twin Cities   9:30am Break / Refreshments
10:45am Break / Refreshments   9:45am Maintenance Round Table - Moderated by Kevin Whitworth
11:00am Marketing Your Business on a Shoestring Budget - Mark Szyperski, On Your Mark Transportation      
Noon Annual Business Meeting - Board of Directors Elections, other business - Weidner / Clarke / Edelbrock Room

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Questions? Call us at: 


Jim Hey - MCBOA
c/o Southwest Coaches
1500 Travis Road
Marshall, MN 56258

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