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2016: What to Know Before You Go!

September 9 2016

BUSCON STARTS SOON!
Here are some important details you'll need to know.

WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY BADGE?
The BusCon registration desk is located at the Indiana Convention Center, Wabash Foyer West. If you have colleagues who need to register, they can register online through September 16 or sign up onsite using this form.

Registration Hours:

Monday, September 19    12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 20    8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 21    8:00am - 2:00pm

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HOW DO I GET TO THE INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER?

The Indiana Convention Center is located at:


100 S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 262-3400

Get driving directions here >>

Book your discounted shuttle here>>

Free Luggage Check
Check your bags for FREE at the BusCon registration desk on Wednesday, September 21. Make sure to stick around for the Breakfast and Awards Ceremony, take a walk through the exhibit hall and enjoy lunch before you head to the airport.


WHEN ARE THE MEALS AND NETWORKING RECEPTIONS?

Monday, September 19
5:00pm - 7:00pm BusCon Night on the Town at Howl at the Moon
(Full Conference, Supplier or Transit Maintenance badge required for entry. Exhibits Only pass-holders may purchase a separate ticket.  Photo ID also required.)

Howl at the Moon is just a short walk from the Exhibit Hall.
o     Exit onto W. Maryland St. and head north towards S. Meridian St. Turn right on S. Meridian St. and left onto E. Georgia St. Howl at the Moon will be on your left, 20 East Georgia Street.

Tuesday, September 20
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
(Open to full conference and full exhibitor pass-holders only.)
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3:00pm - 5:00pm Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
(Open to all.)

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6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Reception at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Sponsored by the Exhibitors.
(BusCon Full Conference, Supplier or Transit Maintenance Badge required for entry. Exhibits Only pass-holders may purchase a separate ticket. Shuttle service is available from 5:15pm - 9:00pm.)

BusCon will continue to support the Wounded Warrior Project by collecting donations during the Evening Reception. Have fun, meet exhibitors and support this worthy cause.

Shuttles will be provided by GoExpress Travel.
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Shuttle service is available from 5:15pm - 9:00pm and will continuously loop from the Convention Center and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Shuttle pick-up is located at the Maryland St. entrance.

Wednesday, September 21
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

(Open to all attendees and exhibitors.)
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12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
(Open to full conference and full exhibitor pass-holders only.)
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WHERE IS THE EXHIBIT HALL AND WHEN IS IT OPEN?
The BusCon exhibit hall is located in the Indiana Convention Center, Hall B.


Exhibit hall hours are:

Tuesday, September 20            12:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 21        10:30am - 2:00pm

WHAT TO SEE IN THE EXHIBIT HALL?
New Product Showcase Preview
Vehicles of all Body and Fuel Types on Display
View the Exhibitor List

Be sure to check out these special events:
REV Bus Group
Visit REV Bus Group booth 727 to see the REV-branded No. 3 Chevrolet that three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves drove during this year’s Phoenix Grand Prix. Helio will also make an appearance at the booth to sign autographs and participate in a raffle. Date/Time to be announced on site.

Ride & Drive Event
BusCon attendees will have the opportunity to experience the ride & drive and see new technologies in action! All attendees are welcome to go for a ride in the latest vehicles from major OEMs like MCI, ABC Companies, RAM Commercial and Lightning Hybrids. The Ride & Drive will take place at the back of the exhibit hall on Tuesday, September 20 at 2:00pm and Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30am. Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign-up at the Ride & Drive counter and pick-up your wristband!

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
Join us on Tuesday, September 20 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Hall B. Give your feet a break and take a seat at a nearby place for meetings right in the exhibit hall! Relax, and enjoy featured drinks during this special afternoon happy hour. Happy Hour is sponsored by Metro.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
Monday Afternoon Sessions
Starting at 3:00pm on Monday, September 19, operators of all types are invited to "The Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships" and "Inspect and Protect and Understanding Wheelchair Securement Systems and Regulations", two sessions presented by UMA. View the schedule here>>

Keynote Address
Join us on Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00am in Room 121 as Ray Melleady, USSC Group's Managing Director, North America, shares a blueprint for strategic planning that applies to both business and home. Take home specific tools to that will inspire your operation and help build relational equity.

Transit Maintenance Forum
Transit Maintenance Forum participants, please view the latest schedule for the forum here>>
Refer to BusCon's full schedule for networking events, education and hall hours.


OTHER TIPS

• The dress code for this event is business casual.
• Remember to bring plenty of business cards; networking is a big part of the agenda!
• Make a list of your show goals, questions you want answered, and companies you’d like to meet with.
• Need help? Stop by the registration desk, where our friendly staff will be ready to assist you.

        

Michelle Mendez, CMP 
Director of Events

Martine Rouzan, CMP
Event Manager
Amy Lanphear,
Conference Manager

Irene Gruen,
Senior Event Marketing Manager

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Review our Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.BusConExpo.com or call (800) 576-8788 and we'll be happy to assist you.

We look forward to seeing you in Indy. Travel safely!

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