2018 19th Annual Convention

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HIGHLIGHTS

Convention Highlights

Wednesday Welcome Reception Meet & Greet

Join us on opening night for a party! There will be food, cocktails, and live music, and of course to catch up old pals, and make some new ones.

Thursday Spouse/Guest Lunch and Shopping

From toys to tattoos, candy to cocktails, Universal’s City Walk shopping area is within walking distance from Sapphire Falls. We recommend shoppers to use the complimentary water taxis and shuttle buses provided by our hotel.

Thursday Afternoon Workshop & Networking

Don’t miss this opportunity to get more visibility for yourself and your company and to learn more about important industry topics.

Silent Auction for Scholarships

The Silent Auction will be held during the Vendor Expo at the UTA booth. You’re sure to find some great items to win and support the UTA Jerome Nerman Family Foundation Scholarhip Fund! UTA members sponsor this great cause, supporting deserving students. Sponsors and attendees alike are welcome to donate items to be auctioned off. Contact Misty Reis (misty.reis@sentrymgt.com) if you’re interested in donating. Be sure to be at the Vendor Expo when the auctions ends at 7:00 pm. That’s when the bid winners will be announced at the UTA booth.

Friday Tours

Continuing our tradition of pure fun, the UTA has several great recreational options to choose from when you register for the convention. See tours page for more details.

Vendor Expo

Many attendees view Thursday evening’s Vendor Expo as one of their favorite parts of the convention. It’s their yearly opportunity to meet their suppliers face-to face, and learn about new industry-related products and services. Be sure to attend this fun and informational event and also THANK each of our vendors and sponsors. They are truly what make this event possible. Pick up a “map” at the door and visit all of the exhibit booths to enter the drawing for cash door prizes! The map also includes is a place to vote for your choice of “The Best at Expo.” This contest recognizes the efforts of exhibitors who display a booth that’s informative and interesting. The winner is announced at Friday evening’s Awards Dinner.

The Friday Night Awards Dinner and Truck-A-Rita-Ville!

Celebrate the UTA’s 30th birthday with a Florida Farewell! As part of the Awards evening we’ll be celebrating in true Floridian
style! Why not wear Florida attire? Tropical shirts, sandals, sunglasses, sun dresses, shorts…whatever suits you as a native Floridian. We’ll have your favorite music, a dance floor, and maybe even some Karaoke so you can sing those island tunes. Get ready to RELAX, after all, that’s what a good used truck sales rep would do!