ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has opened registration for the year's premier trucking industry gathering, the annual Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for October 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.
"Last year's MC&E was the best attended this century," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, "and I expect this year's program to be just as informative and productive for ATA's members and exhibitors."
This year's MC&E opens October 19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., with the annual golf tournament to benefit the ATA Insurance Task Force and highlighted by the first-time attendees orientation and chairman's membership committee social.
The conference's first full day features the "All Eyes on the Economy" luncheon and general session and the opening of the ATA Exhibit Hall, where attendees can review the latest advances in truck safety, sustainability and productivity.
"MC&E is a unique event in the trucking industry that allows Mack to showcase our assets, as well as meet with current and potential new business partners," said Michael Reardon, vice president of sales for Mack Trucks. "As an exhibitor, we get access to top-notch leaders in the industry who are looking for the latest innovative products for their fleets and to form new partnerships."
Day two of the meeting leads off with Gov. Graves' annual "State of the Industry" address followed by a humor-filled presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and satirist Dave Barry. The stellar line-up of speakers continues with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the Advocacy and Government Affairs Luncheon, and the day finishes with ATA's first-class educational sessions, this year focusing on trucking technology, legal issues, industry advocacy and government regulations' impact on the bottom line.
The conference's final day is highlighted by the ATA Banquet, featuring entertainment by the best-selling comedian of all time Jeff Foxworthy.
"MC&E brings the top people in trucking together," said ATA Chairman Mike Card, president of Combined Transport Inc. "It's the perfect place to do business and share ideas."
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!
SOURCE American Trucking Associations