The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) announced that its UMA Motorcoach EXPO will now be held April 21-25, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. These new dates, seven weeks later than the original dates, are expected to benefit attendance. The date shift, based on strong feedback from UMA members, will enable more participants to have access to vaccines and hopefully many companies will have access to federal relief funding, according to the announcement from the association.
UMA notes that it already has registrants from more than 30 U.S. states and Canada, with more than 70 companies signed up to exhibit on the show floor. The host facility is the Orange County Convention Center, which UMA says is well-positioned to accommodate the show and is designated a Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star Facility.
“These new dates allow seven more weeks for more people to have a chance to become vaccinated and for companies to, hopefully, receive some federal economic relief,” UMA President and CEO Larry Killingsworth said in the announcement. “I am also happy to report that UMA's affordable hotel room block prices will remain the same, with family-friendly rates starting at $99 per night.”
Due to the later dates, UMA is also extending the deadline for EXPO registration savings until February 5, allowing members three extra weeks to register and save $100.
More information about the event is available at motorcoachexpo.com.