What to See and Do at the AMSA 2017 Conference

The AMSA 2017 Education Conference & Expo is next month: February 26th through March 1st. There will be an array of must-see sessions and events this year, and in sunny California, no less. We’ll be exploring the most innovative updates to the moving industry in 2017. Aside from staying warm and taking away some actionable insights, what is there to look forward to at this year’s conference?

The AMPAC Pinewood Derby

The American Moving & Storage Association Political Action Committee’s (AMPAC) derby is in its 10th year! This event is even better than it sounds; AMPAC custom-made pinewood trucks (no larger than 7 ounces) compete to see who will cross the finish line first. Best of all, AMPAC will ship trucks to companies that want to personalize theirs with stickers, colors, etc.

The derby takes place on Monday, February 27th, from 5 to 7pm. Oh, and fair warning: Updater will be competing! Prepare to eat our dust.

Last year’s Updater pinewood truck!

Check out the official guidelines here.

40Below Panel: Millennial Insights — What’s Trending in Moving & Operations

This is one panel you don’t want to miss. Jenna Weinerman, Updater’s Marketing Director, will be sharing the stage with our friends Rachael Lyons of Olympia Moving & Storage and Ben Cross of University Moving & Storage. The panelists, led by 40Below Chairman Thoman Bailey of ReloTrans Auto Relocation, will discuss next-generation marketing, sales, and recruiting tactics as they pertain to one of the largest and most unique groups in the industry: millennials.

Millennials and non-millennials will hear best practices from the pros on appealing to millennial consumers, and learn how to ultimately nurture and convert them into lifelong customers. “Millennial Insights — What’s Trending in Moving & Operations” is on Tuesday, February 28th, from 11:15am to 12:30pm in Mesquite FG in the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Check out this session and other 40Below events here.

The 1st annual AMSA Truck Pull!

We’re proud to partner with industry nonprofit Move for Hunger every day, but we’re particularly proud to announce our participation in their 1st annual AMSA Truck Pull fundraiser — namely, a truck pull for hunger! Not only is Move for Hunger the official charity partner of AMSA; they’re giving conference attendees a fun new way to give back.

For a donation of just $20, your team can quite literally pull a truck and reap rewards like an official Truck Pull t-shirt, a Move for Hunger headband, a couple of complimentary drink tickets, sweet prizes, and that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from helping others.

And in case you hadn’t guessed, Updater will have a truck-pulling team there! The 1st annual AMSA Truck Pull takes place Monday, February 27th at 2pm, at the Outside Truck Exhibit.

Sign up here to pull a truck and do a lot of good in the process!

Special events and a booth with your name on it

There is so much to love about this year’s AMSA Education Conference & Expo — from the hands-on activities to the special events, like the Moving & Storage Institute’s annual Silent Auction, the Women in Moving Special Reception, and more.

Between the speakers, pinewood truck racing, and meaningful truck pulling, make time to stop by Updater’s booth: #209! Last year, we won the award for Best Booth Technology — for the second time in 3 years! (Trust us: this is a booth worth stopping by.) Our experts will be there to discuss our app for moving and how to deliver on your customers’ new and changing expectations in 2017.

We’re looking forward to it! Simply can’t wait to see us there?