• 2018 BMTA Conference – Hagerty Insurance – Traverse City, MI

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    The BMTA will be headed north to the shores of Lake Michigan in March of 2018 for a visit to our friends at Hagerty Insurance.

    When: March 15-17, 2018
    Where: Hagerty Insurance, Traverse City MI
    Host Hotel: Cambria Hotel & Suites, Traverse City
    Room rates: $85/night + tax

    To make your reservations, contact the hotel directly at 231.778.9100 and mention the British Motor Trade Association.

    Travel:  The nearest airport serviced by major airlines is the Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) which is minutes from Hagerty’s campus. Arrivals and departures daily on Delta, United and American Airlines connecting through Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Other major service through Grand Rapids, MI, approx. 2hrs south of Traverse City.


    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    1:00pm                                      Arrivals begin-Registration packets available in hotel lobby
    8:00pm                                      Welcome reception—Cambria Hotel

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Breakfast on your own                 Registration packets available in hotel lobby
    8:30am                                      Shuttles depart hotel lobby for Hagerty
    9:00-10:00am                          Tours of Hagerty              facilities
    10:00am Welcome and opening remarks
    Jonathan Klinger—Hagerty Insurance
    David S. Wallens—Classic Motorsports Magazine
    Jonathan Stein—Hagerty Insurance
    10:30-11:30am Leveraging Social Media
    Mark Lewis—Hagerty Insurance
    11:30am-12:30pm Creating and Deploying an e-Newsletter
    Mike Austin—Hagerty Insurance
    12:30-2:00pm Lunch on your own—downtown Traverse City
    2:30-3:30pm Enhancing the Client Experience
    N. Flowers—Hagerty Insurance
    3:30pm Shuttles depart from Hagerty insurance to MFD Classic Motors
    4:00pm Tour of MFD Classic Motors, car storage facility and race shop
    5:00pm Shuttles return to hotel
    6:00pm Dinner on your own
    Late Informal gathering at the bar

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Breakfast on your own

    8:00am Shuttle departs hotel lobby for Hagerty Garage
    8:30-9:00am Tour of Garage
    9:00-9:30am Introduction of the Employee Restoration Program
    Jonathan Klinger—Hagerty Insurance
    9:30-10:30am Planning and Strategy for the next 10 years
    E. Okerstrom—Hagerty Insurance
    10:30am-12:00pm What Your Customers Need to Know About Insurance
    12:00-1:00pm Lunch at Hagerty Garage
    1:00-2:00pm Broadening Your Customer Base
    2:00pm Shuttle departs Hagerty Garage for Hammer and Dolly Restoration
    2:30-3:30pm Tour of Hammer and Dolly Restoration
    4:00pm Shuttle Returns to Hotel
    5:30pm Shuttle Departs Hotel for Hagerty Garage for Happy Hour and Dinner
    6:00pm Happy Hour—Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
    7:00pm Dinner
    7:30pm Remarks from David S. Wallens, Jonathan Stein, etc.
    9:00pm Shuttle returns to hotel
    Late Informal gathering at the bar