Nominations are currently being accepted for the CBA'S annual Awards Program. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a strong employee for Driver of the Year, Maintenance Technician of the year, or a strong Operator Peer for the 2023 OPERATOR OF THE YEAR award. Please review our Awards Program  page for more information. Nomination Deadline is October 15, 2023

Nominations are currently being accepted for seats to the CBA Board of Directors and to the Associate / Allied Steering Committee. Please review our Board of Directors page for more information. Nomination Deadline is September 15, 2023

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Representing California's Bus Industry Since 1969

(1) Nominations are now being accepted for the CBA's annual Awards program. Recognize a Driver, Technician, or a fellow Motorcoach Operator for one of these prestigious awards.
(2) Nominations are now being accepted for seats on the CBA Board of Directors and on the Associate / Allied Steering Council.
(3) REGISTER NOW for the 49th Annual Convention & Tradeshow.
(4) Now you can refer a colleague for CBA membership.
Please check the Notifications Section of your left sidebar for details.

California Bus Association 49th Annual Convention & Trade Show

  • November 05, 2023
  • November 07, 2023
  • Reno, NV


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This is for speakers and VIP's
  • Convention Registration for Operator and Affiliate Members of CBA. This registration is for the entire convention duration.

    PLEASE NOTE: Additional attendees are referred to as "guests" in this registration form.


49th Annual California Bus Association Convention & Trade Show

November 5th - 7th, 2023

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 N Virginia Street
Reno, NV, 89501

If you prefer to call 1-800-687-8733 and refer to group code SSCBA23.
Room Block Rate expires October 15, 2023

Located in the heart of the Biggest Little City, Silver Legacy Resort Casino offers everything under one roof. This modern Reno hotel has restaurants, big-name entertainment and an action-packed casino. Silver Legacy also has gorgeous mountain views and is a quick drive from Lake Tahoe.


Sponsorships are available now! Contact for more information.

Please return to this section for updated Exhibitor Schedule & Rules


Sunday, November 5, 2023

8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Registration Open
Badges sponsored by Sardo Bus & Coach Upholstry

9:15 am - 3:15 pm - FAM Tour – National Auto Museum

11:00 am -5:00 pm - CBA Annual Golf Tournament - LakeRidge Golf Course
Sponsored by Republic Indemnity

5:30 pm - 7:00pm - 2023 CBA Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries & Amaya Astron Seating

7:00 pm - Open evening for dine arounds or open dining

Monday, November 6, 2023

7:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration Open

7:30 am - Set-up Bus Exhibits

7:30 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast Buffet and Attendee Introductions

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Education Session
Speaker: Peter Shelbo, Spader Group

10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am - Keynote Address
Speaker: TBA
Sponsored by Irizar USA

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - National Industry Updates - UMA & ABA

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Lunch: Food Trucks on 4th Street
Sponsored by ABC Companies

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Bus Display Open

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm - Education Session: Financial Readings - P & L , Balances, and more.
Speaker: Tracy Fickett, BusBooks

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm - Education Session: Employee Leaves and New Employment Laws
Speaker: Brian Mills, Snell & Wilmer

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Break

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm - Education Session: Innovative Training Ideas
Speaker: TBA

5:30pm - 6:00 pm - Break

6:30pm - 10:00 pm - Monday Night Madness - National Bowling Stadium (walkable)
Lead Sponsors: ABC Companies, Daimler, Lancer, MCI, Prevost

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

6:00 am - Noon - Exhibit Set Up for Vendor Showcase

7:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration Open

8:00 am - 8:45am - Seated Breakfast
Sponsored by ABC Companies

Sponsored by National Interstate Insurance

8:45 am - 12:30 pm - BISC West
Kevin Fischer, ABA BISC Council Liaison

8:45 am - 9:45 am   Distracted Driving
Presented by National Interstate
  • Monitoring
  • Company Policy
  • Best Practices
9:45 am - 10:45 am   NTSB Update
Presented by Mike LaPonte
NTSB Highway Crash Investigator
10:45 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 11:45 am   CVSA
Presented by Jeremy Disbrow
Roadside Inspection Specialist
11:45 am - 12:30 am   Safety Director 101
Presented by Mike McDonal
Director of Regulatory Compliance, Saucon Technologies

  • Safety Management Cycle

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch Buffet

Sponsored by Prevost

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Presentation: California Advocacy
Speaker: TBA

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Vendor Showcase Table Displays

Note: Non-displaying vendors are prohibited from entering the display area or meeting with operators during this time

3:45pm - 4:15 pm - Vendor Feedback

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CBA Operator Round Table and Q&A
Moderator: Tom Giddens, Pacific Coachways

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Saucon Technologies

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Gala Awards Dinner
Desserts sponsored by Robinson Oil, TEMSA NA

Encouraged Attire: Men - Sport Coat, Tie Optional. Women - Cocktail Attire

9:00 pm - Midnight - Gala AfterParty - Aura Ulta Lounge

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Board of Directors Breakfast, hosted by Juan Lepe, MCI

10:00 am - Noon - CBA Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

Golf Cancellation Policy:
Golfers, please be advised that cancellation is not available once registered. You may, however, send a substitute if you are unable to fulfill your reservation. Please notify us of your substitute's name and mobile number at your earliest opportunity. Please note that substitute must be a registered attendee of the CBA 49th annual Convention and Tradeshow.

Cancellation Policy:
Individual cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be made prior to 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, October 20, 2023, in order to receive a full refund, less a $25.00 processing fee. Refunds for individual cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2023, will be offered at 50% of registration fee. Registrants who do not attend without the benefit of advance cancellation will forfeit their registration fee.

Waiver of Liability:
By registering for the California Bus Association’s (“CBA”) 2023 Annual Convention & Trade Show (“Convention”), Registrant hereby irrevocably releases CBA, its staff, directors, presenters, employees and any other individuals or entities associated with CBA, from any and all liability related to, or arising from, Registrant’s attendance and participation in the Convention, the information provide therein, changes to its schedule, and hospitality services (e.g. lodging, food and transportation) incidental to the Convention, including, but not be limited to, any and claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, death, costs, expenses, and charges. Registrant voluntarily and knowingly assumes all risks related to, or arising from, the Convention.

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