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CAlifornia Bus Association

Representing California's Bus Industry Since 1969

California Bus Association 49th Annual Convention & Trade Show

  • November 05, 2023
  • November 07, 2023
  • Reno, NV


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This is for speakers and VIP's
  • Convention Registration for Operator and Affiliate Members of CBA. This registration is for the entire convention duration.

    PLEASE NOTE: Additional attendees are referred to as "guests" in this registration form.

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49th Annual California Bus Association Convention & Trade Show

November 5th - 7th, 2023

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 N Virginia Street
Reno, NV, 89501

If you prefer to call 1-800-687-8733 and refer to group code SSCBA23.

Room Block Rate EXTENDED TO October 18, 2023

Located in the heart of the Biggest Little City, Silver Legacy Resort Casino offers everything under one roof. This modern Reno hotel has restaurants, big-name entertainment and an action-packed casino. Silver Legacy also has gorgeous mountain views and is a quick drive from Lake Tahoe.


Sponsorships still available! Contact for more information.

Download Exhibitor Schedule & Rules


Sunday, November 5, 2023

10:00 am - 01:30 pm - FAM Tour – National Auto Museum

Transportation sponsored by Amador Stage Lines

Note: Bus boards at 9:40 am, with departure from Silver Legacy at 9:55 am

Lunch on your own, with walkable options available near the museum.

10:00 am -04:00 pm - Republic Indemnity Annual Golf Tournament - LakeRidge Golf Course

Transportation sponsored by MCI
Box Lunches sponsored by TEMSA
Golf Balls sponsored by Prevost
Tee & Challenge Sponsors: American Stage Tours, Greyhound Lines, Motor Coach Tire Sales, TEMSA, The Bus Coach, VB Group Marketing & Event Resources, & Wells Fargo

Note: Bus Transportation departs Silver Legacy at 8:45 am

Lunch: Box Lunch Pick-up at the turn at 11:00 a.m.

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm - Registration Open for pre-registrants at RUM BULLIONS ISLAND BAR

Badges sponsored by Sardo Bus & Coach Upholstery
Pocket guide sponsored by American Stage Tours

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm - Welcome Reception at RUM BULLIONS ISLAND BAR

Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries with additional support from Amaya Astron & Turbo Images

06:30 pm - Women in Buses - On The Road Meet-up / Photo, at RUM BULLIONS ISLAND BAR, REAR PATIO

07:00 pm - Open evening for dine arounds or open dining

Monday, November 6, 2023

07:00 am - 05:00 pm - Registration Open – Entry Area of the Reno Ballroom

07:00 am - 05:00 pm - Vendor Showcase Exhibitor Setup - Sierra Nevada Room, Reno Ballroom

07:30 am - 08:45 am - Breakfast Buffet and Attendee Intros – Coastal Breeze Room, Reno Ballroom

08:00 am - Set-up Bus Exhibits – 4th Street, outside the Reno Ballroom

09:00 am - 10:00 am - Education Session:  "Dispatch and Your Company Culture"
Speaker:  Kyle DeVivo, The Bus Network – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break – Salon Prefunction, Reno Ballroom

10:15 am - 11:15 am - Keynote Address:  Matthew Cox, Motivational Speaker, 
Company Xceleration – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - National Industry Updates - UMA's Scott Michael  & ABA's Peter Pantuso – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

12:15 pm - 02:30 pm - Lunch: Food Trucks on 4th Street – 4th Street, outside the Reno Ballroom

Sponsored by ABC Companies

12:15 pm - 02:30 pm - Bus Display Open – 4th Street, outside the Reno Ballroom

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm - Break

02:45 pm - 03:30 pm - Education Session: "Beyond the Tax Return -Using Your Financial Reports to Manage Your Business" Speaker: Tracy Fickett, BusBooks – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

03:30 pm - 04:15 pm - Education Session: "Employee Leaves and New Employment Law"  Speaker: Brian Mills, Snell & Wilmer – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm - Break – Salon Prefunction, Reno Ballroom

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm - Education Session: "Best Practices: Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse  / Winter Driving" Speaker:  Kimberlee Bissegger, Lancer Insurance – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

05:30pm - 06:30 pm - Break

06:30pm - 10:00 pm - Monday Night Madness - National Bowling Stadium (walkable)

Lead Sponsors: BusGraphix, Daimler, Lancer Insurance, MCI, Prevost, TEMSA

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

07:00 am - Noon - Exhibitor set up for Vendor Showcase – Sierra Nevada, Reno Ballroom

07:00 am - 05:00 pm - Registration Open – Entry Area of the Reno Ballroom

08:00 am - 08:45am - Breakfast Buffet – Coastal Breeze, Reno Ballroom

Sponsored by ABC Companies

08:45 am - 12:30 pm - BISC West – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

08:45 am - 09:45 am   Distracted Driving - Monitoring, Company Policy, Best Practices
Presented by Gary Vorce
National Interstate
09:45 am - 10:45 am   NTSB Update
Presented by Mike LaPonte
NTSB Highway Crash Investigator
10:45 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 11:45 am   CVSA
Presented by Jeremy Disbrow
Roadside Inspection Specialist
11:45 am - 12:30 am   Safety Director 101 - Safety Management Cycle
Presented by Mike McDonal
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Saucon Technologies

Sponsored by Coach USA and National Interstate Insurance
Pads and Pens sponsored by Cobert Safety Professionals

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm - Lunch Buffet – Coastal Breeze Room, Reno Ballroom

Sponsored by Prevost with additional support from Turbo Images

01:15 pm - 02:30 pm - Education Session: "What's Going on in the World of Emissions?" ABA's Brandon Buchanan leads panel on CARB 24 / 27 – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom


  • Chris Riddington, CBA CARB Committee Chair
  • Drew Siciliano, Sr VP, ABC Companies
  • Brent Maitland, VP Private Sector Sales & Marketing, MCI
  • Robert Hitt, Customer Support Manager North America, Prevost
  • Randy Angell, National Sales Manager, TEMSA

02:30 pm - 04:15 pm - Vendor Showcase / Table Displays – Sierra Nevada Room, Reno Ballroom

Note: Non-displaying vendors are prohibited from entering the display area or meeting with operators during this time
Beverage Station sponsored by Sundance Stage Lines

04:15pm - 04:45 pm - Vendor Feedback – Sierra Nevada Room, Reno Ballroom

04:45 pm - 06:00 pm - Break

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm - Cocktail Reception – Central Valley Room, Reno Ballroom

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm - Gala Awards Dinner – Coastal Breeze Room, Reno Ballroom

Encouraged Attire: Men - Sport Coat, Tie Optional. Women - Cocktail Attire Encouraged

Sponsored by American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association
Awards Sponsored by Lancer Insurance, MCI

09:00 pm - Midnight - The Aura Ultra Lounge will be open to CBA members (cash bar)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

08:30 am - 09:30 am - Board of Directors Breakfast, hosted by Juan Lepe, MCI - Millie's

10:00 am - Noon - CBA Board Meeting (Board Members Only) – Silver Baron Ballroom, Silver Legacy Hotel

Golf Cancellation Policy:
Golfers, please be advised that cancellation is not available once registered. You may, however, send a substitute if you are unable to fulfill your reservation. Please notify us of your substitute's name and mobile number at your earliest opportunity. Please note that substitute must be a registered attendee of the CBA 49th annual Convention and Tradeshow.

Cancellation Policy:
Individual cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be made prior to 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, October 20, 2023, in order to receive a full refund, less a $25.00 processing fee. Refunds for individual cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2023, will be offered at 50% of registration fee. Registrants who do not attend without the benefit of advance cancellation will forfeit their registration fee.

Waiver of Liability:
By registering for the California Bus Association’s (“CBA”) 2023 Annual Convention & Trade Show (“Convention”), Registrant hereby irrevocably releases CBA, its staff, directors, presenters, employees and any other individuals or entities associated with CBA, from any and all liability related to, or arising from, Registrant’s attendance and participation in the Convention, the information provide therein, changes to its schedule, and hospitality services (e.g. lodging, food and transportation) incidental to the Convention, including, but not be limited to, any and claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, death, costs, expenses, and charges. Registrant voluntarily and knowingly assumes all risks related to, or arising from, the Convention.

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