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2024 Summer Conference

2024 Summer Conference

The Future's So Bright!

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 to Saturday, July 27, 2024

Join your fellow dealers and suppliers in Chattanooga, TN for the 2024 Summer Conference.

This event is filled with networking opportunities, education programs, family programming, and excursions for every age!

Enrich your business relationships, gain industry training & and have a whole bunch of fun.

Credits Price
Member Registration
BMSA Associate Member fees include education sessions, 2 adult receptions, hospitality suite access, and Saturday evening party. Family is registered separately.

BMSA Family Hospitality Suite Room 224, We offer snacks and beverages for all ages! This year our suite connects to the hotel’s rooftop pool!Thursday we’ll be hosting a pizza party in the hospitality suite from 5:30-7:30 PM; plan to stop in for a slice!
Credits Price
FRIDAY - White Water Rafting
Whitewater Rafting- 
The adventure takes you through a deep
gorge within the Cherokee National Forest. With a highly trained guide at the helm, no previous experience
is required. 
White Water Rafting meets at 7 AM the bus will depart from the hotel and will return at about 1 PM. Lunch is included. (please meet in the lobby 15 minutes early)
FRIDAY - Duck Boat Tour (Open to all ages)
Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour-
Ready to see Chattanooga from a whole new angle? 
You’ll start out by visiting important points of interest by land and explaining their fascinating
history. Then, just when you think you’ve seen it all from land, you will splash into the
Tennessee River for unforgettable views of Chattanooga’s downtown, Riverfront! It’s not
just a tour, it’s an adventure!
FRIDAY - Creative Discovery Museum - All Ages
Creative Discovery Museum - 
The museum contains art, music, and field science areas, along with a water-themed zone called RiverPlay, a rooftop exhibit, an inventor's workshop, and a temporary exhibit space. 
Top Golf-
In place of our annual golf tournament, we’ll be competing at Top Golf. Grab this
opportunity to further network and socialize with members outside of the exhibit floor.
Experienced & non-experienced golfers are welcome to participate. We’ll pair up teams of
dealers & exhibitors & families, provide food & transportation to and from the hotel. (ages 10+)
SATURDAY - Kayaking
Explore downtown Chattanooga & Maclellan Island on a guided kayaking tour! There are
great photo opportunities, and we’ll get out on the Island and go for a hike to the bird
sanctuary and swim in the river. Single and two-person kayaks are available. All guests will
be provided with kayaking gear. Ages 7 and up.
SATURDAY - Food Tour - Adults Only
Food Tour- Chatt Taste Food Tour
Explore & experience the restaurants, architecture, and history that make Chattanooga a
growing culinary destination. This tour includes Chattanooga history, two restaurant
stops (totaling 4 courses & 2 cocktails or mocktails), two mural/architectural stops, and 1
brewery stop.


July 25
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Executive Committee Meeting   
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Registration Open in the Hospitality Suite Hospitality Suite Rm 224
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Education Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Associate Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Family Pizza Party Hospitality RM 224
July 26
7:00 AM White Water Rafting Excursion Meet in the lobby for check-in and shuttle pick-up
9:00 AM Duck Boat Tour Meet in the lobby for check-in and Duck Boat pick-up
10:30 AM Children's Creative Discovery Museum Meet in the lobby for check-in and shuttle pick-up
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibit Setups Meet in the ballroom for booth location
2:15 PM - 6:00 PM Education Session 1 Build Your Brightest Team: Proven Strategies for Attracting Top Talent with Rikka Brandon

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Education Session 2 Keep Your Team Shining Their Brightest: Don’t dim the lights, grab your shades and create a stellar culture
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Welcome Parties Includes dinner and activities
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibits and Welcome Reception Beverages & Hors d ’Oeuvres
July 27
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
10:20 AM Education Session 2 Colorful Updates: Dr. Ed’s 2024-2025 Economic Outlook 
Will the Feds Tackle Inflation Without Triggering a Recession? Dr. Ed, a renowned educator, and seasoned investor, has been an invaluable source of guidance for BMSA members. Don’t miss his forecast!
12:00 PM Kayaking Adventure Meet in the lobby for check-in and Shuttle pick-up
12:30 PM Chattanooga Food Tour Meet in the lobby for check-in and Shuttle pick-up
1:30 PM TopGolf Meet in the lobby for check-in and Shuttle pick-up
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Youth Parties Include fun games and dinner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chairman's Cocktail Hour Outdoor Patio
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chairman's Dinner & Reception Party Enjoy a fun-filled evening with dinner and entertainment!

For More Information:

Rebecca Massey
Rebecca Massey