NYSBCA Annual Convention Agenda

(Subject to change)

Friday, October 18th

1:00pm - 6:00pm, Convention Registration, break sponsored by Bus Parts Warehouse

2:00pm - 5:00pm, NYSBCA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00pm - 7:30pm, Welcome Reception, sponsored by New York's Blue Bird Dealers: Bird Bus Sales and New York Bus Sales

Saturday, October 19th

7:00am - 1:00pm, Convention Registration

7:30am - 8:30am, Breakfast Buffet, sponsored by New York's Thomas Built Buses, Inc. Dealers: Matthews Buses and Nesco Bus Sales & Service

7:00am - 8:15am, Supplier Shout-out Table Display set-up

8:15am - 5:00pm, Supplier Shout-out Table Display

8:30am - 12:00pm, General Sessions & Workshops:

  • 8:30 - 8:45am, Welcome, presented by Corey Muirhead, NYSBCA President
  • 8:45 - 9:30am, Who Trains the Boss? Training Top Management, presented by Rose Miller, Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC
  • 9:30 - 10:00am, Should your Business be a C-Corporation?, presented by Joseph Bodan, CPA, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
  • 10:00 - 10:30am, NYS Legislative Updates, presented by Brad Gerstman and Nicole Epstein, Gotham Government Relations

10:30am, Table Displays & Coffee Break, break sponsored by Trans Tech

  • 10:45 - 11:00am, VW Settlement EV School Bus Update, presented by James Symon, NYSDEC
  • 11:00 - 11:15am, Beyond Diesel: Achieving Environmental and Economic Goals Cost-Effectively, presented by Derek Whaley, ROUSH CleanTech
  • 11:15 - 11:30am, Transforming your fleet to the electric bus, presented by James Crowcroft and Doug Miller, Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm, Adapting to Change: How Advanced Technology and Safety Systems are Changing Your Operations, presented by Sudha Veerapaneni, IC Bus, LLC

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Five Minutes of Fame Working Lunch, sponsored by New York's Thomas Built Buses, Inc. Dealers: Matthews Buses and Nesco Bus Sales & Service

1:00pm - 1:15pm, NYSBCA Annual Membership Meeting

1:15pm - 4:15pm, General Sessions & Workshops:

  • 1:15 - 1:45pm, Enterprise Risk Management Protecting Your Company, presented by Michelle Wiltgen, National Interstate Insurance
  • 1:45 - 2:30pm, Update by the Transportation Security Administration regarding School Bus Security Initiatives , presented by Larry King, US Dept. of Homeland Security - TSA
  • 2:30 - 2:45pm, Further Exploration of Ridesharing Companies, presented by Nick Vallone, Rolling V Bus Corp.

2:45pm, Table Displays & Coffee Break, break sponsored by Metropolitan Risk

  • 3:00 - 3:30pm, Benefits and Insight of Stop Arm Cameras, presented by Dave Dyment, Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.
  • 3:30 - 3:45pm, Entry Level Driver Training Requirements and Timing, presented by Paul Mori on behalf of FMCSA
  • 3:45 - 4:15pm, State Agencies, NYSED reports on Foster Care, Piggybacking, Finger Printing and more, as well as updates from NYSDMV and NYSDOT

6:30pm, Annual Awards Dinner & Fundraising Event, sponsored by New York's IC Bus Dealers: Leonard Bus Sales and Truck King International

Additional Sponsoring Companies include:


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