British Motor Trade Association annual conference
March 26-29, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
Want to quickly connect with the insiders of our industry? Then join the British Motor Trade Association at our annual conference.
The BMTA’s 2015 conference will be hosted by Victoria British in Kansas City, Missouri, March 26-29. Expect plenty of jazz, barbecue and camaraderie. This event goes down just a stone’s throw from Victoria British’s corporate headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas.
What can you expect? Lots of interaction. Make new friends. Learn new things. Come home with ideas on how to make your business better–and more profitable.
The BMTA conferences are designed to help all groups and businesses that serve the British car hobby, from parts manufacturers and retailers to shops, clubs, dealers, insurers and importers. Media outlets and event organizers are invited, too. Regular attendees include some of the cornerstones of our industry: Victoria British, Moss Motors, Hagerty Insurance, Classic Motorsports magazine, Engel Imports, Eclectic Motoworks, Sports Car Craftsmen, Joe Curto Inc. and more.
The host hotel is the InterContinental Hotel, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Our per night room rate for this first-class hotel is just $99. Their normal rate is north of $200 per night.
To book your room, just phone them at (866) 856-9717. You can learn more about this beautiful hotel at www.kansascityic.com. Amenities include an outdoor pool, live music four nights a week, 24-hour fitness center and, yes, a bar.
Our room block at the InterContinental has now sold out and we have added a room block at a second hotel, the Overland Park Marriott, located at 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210-2320. King rooms are available for $109/night and the reservation can be made at (913) 451-8000.
Theme: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Success
There is no place like Kansas to meet and learn from fellow British Motor Trade professionals. Join BMTA as we pull back the curtain and reveal the awesome power you have within yourself to plan for growth, success and succession.
4:30pm-5:30 Board Meeting—Conference Suite 441
6:00-7:30 Meet and Greet with light snacks and cash bar – Rooftop Bar
Dinner on your own – split into groups and explore the Plaza for restaurants galore! Cheesecake Factory, O’Dowd’s Little Dublin Irish Ale House and Pub, just to name a few – please try to resist Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue – that’s dinner tomorrow night.
If I Only had a Brain…
The Brain of all operations must start with a Plan… Friday Meetings will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Starting the journey to finding a brain (coming up with your plan for success and succession):
7:45am-9:00 Full breakfast buffet
9:00-10:30 Welcome/quick introduction/ orientation
11:00 -12:15 Amanda Gutierrez, Vice president for Auto Restoration, McPherson College – Automotive Restoration Program – how this program can help your business
1:30-3:00 Mark Buckley, Consultant, Small Business Development Center – Creating a Plan for Growth & Succession
3:30-4:30 Nicole H. Borghardt and Derek Prechtl with Hagerty Insurance – Grassroots Marketing /Event Organization
5:00 Bus departs for Armacost Museum and then dinner
If I Only had a Heart…
Open your heart to regain and share your love for British Car
Saturday Whole day at Victoria British
7:30am Bus departs for Victoria British
8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-10:15 Kent Prather, Prather Racing – Performance Racing Engines and car prep
10:15-11:00 Jeff Nichols, Photographer, Long Motor Corporation – Photography/video – for cars and parts
11:00 -11:30 break
11:30-12:30 Chris Tracy, Social Media Manager, Long Motor Corporation – How to utilize Social Media to expand your reach
2:00-3:00 Jonny Newton, Owner of Commercial from the UK, OE Quality Trim Manufacturing
3:30-5:30 Tour Long Motor Corporation
5:45 Bus departs Victoria British for Kansas Speedway
6:30-8:30 Dinner and meet-and-greet with local enthusiasts at the Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway
8:30 Bus departs for hotel
Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!
As a business owner, you have always had the courage, and together we can click our heels together and keep our cars on the road. Now take these tools and reclaim your thrones as the royalty of British cars.
View a printable PDF version of the 2015 conference agenda.
The registration fees have been set at $235 for the first attendee and $195 for each additional attendee from each business/organization.