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California Dreamin' JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2014 Direction 20 AMSA will visit beautiful San Diego for our 95th Annual Education Conference & Expo. Please join us Feb. 9-12 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for three days of top-notch industry education, networking, entertainment and special events. The conference will feature daily general sessions with dynamic speakers, education sessions to grow your business and build leadership skills, and three in-depth summits on military moving, international business and working with independent contractors. Featured speakers include New York Times daily columnist, author and small business owner Gene Marks and FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. Top it off with hours of networking in the expo with more than 100 industry suppliers, exciting special events and AMSA's prestigious industry awards presentations, and the conference you've come to expect is better than ever. The Hyatt is on the edge of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, a veritable playground rich with cultural offerings that include theaters, art galleries, symphony halls, concert venues and museums. The 16 square blocks include Victorian-era buildings and modern skyscrapers that stand side by side, housing more than 100 of the city's finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and retail shops. You'll also be steps from the Embarcadero boardwalk along San Diego Bay, home to the Navy Pier and Seaport Village. Climb aboard to explore the ships at the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, or the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The deck of the Midway, the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hotels AMSA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMES TO SAN DIEGO The Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel of the 20th century, has 29 restored historic aircraft on display. "AMSA does an outstanding job bringing the leaders of our industry together," said Dan Lammers, Ace Relocation Systems vice president and 2014 AMSA conference chairman. "The networking and learning that happen help me lead my business into the future. I always come away with creative solutions for this rapidly changing business environment, and I can't wait to show you my hometown." Here's an overview of the schedule: Sunday, Feb. 9 * Leaders Program Coursework * ProMover Classic Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines * First-Time Attendees Orientation * Opening Reception on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum Monday, Feb. 10 * General Session * Education Sessions and Committee Meetings * Expo Open: Lunch and MSI Silent Auction * Afternoon Summit and Education Sessions * Expo Open: AMPAC Pinewood Derby and MSI Silent Auction Tuesday, Feb. 11 * General Session * Education Sessions and Committee Meetings * Expo Open: Lunch and MSI Silent Auction * Afternoon Summit and Education Sessions * Evening of the Stars Awards Dinner and MSI Live Auction Wednesday, Feb. 12 * AMSA Board of Directors Meeting * Annual Membership Meeting * Afternoon Summit Conference registration is $825 for AMSA members and $1,450 for nonmembers. The special room rate of $210 is available at the Manchester Grand Hyatt until Jan. 10. Call the Hyatt at (800) 233-1234 or visit www. for a link to online reservations. n

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Direction Jan Feb 2014

From the President
Industry News
Penske Trucks
News Briefs
In Memoriam
International Update
State Line
What's New at AMSA
Fall Board and Committee Reports
Safety Conference Wrap-up
Annual Conference Heads to San Diego
New Members
Office Max
Movers & Shakers
Ready to Grow
Going Green
Driving Down Fleet Costs With Solar Power
Regulatory Affairs
Advertisers' Index
On the Hill
Product Portfolio
Fast Facts

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