The 2021 AMBEST Annual Meeting
Tuesday 10/26 - Friday 10/29.
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Dear Friends,

Please join us in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-28, for the 2021 AMBEST 33rd Annual Meeting. The time has come for us to look forward and begin “getting back to normal”. With that, we are planning our IN-PERSON annual meeting in beautiful downtown Nashville TN at the Omni Hotel. We recognize that there is still some uncertainty, know that we take the health and safety of our members, vendors and associates VERY seriously. As we plan this meeting, we will follow all official guidance relative to reopening and adjust accordingly. We expect Nashville to be open and without restrictions in October!

Certainly 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been wrought with challenges. It may seem like we have been stuck in first or second gear the last 14 months. This year’s theme is “Shifting Gearz”, we want to get together in person to celebrate coming through these hard times together and to look forward to better days to come.

The AMBEST 33rd Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for members to take part in experiences and build camaraderie. This will lead to continued growth and success as well as help strengthen current, or build new and more engaged, vendor partnerships. We look forward to hosting you and your team here in our back yard of Nashville TN. AMBEST is here to serve our Members, Vendors and Fleet Partners.

We look forward to seeing you in downtown Music City!

Sincerely Yours,

Steve Allen


We are excited to announce that Steve Gilliand will be our Keynote Speaker at our 33rd Annual Meeting. Steve Gilliland has dedicated his life to inspiring people through laughter and motivational presentations, exuding an influence that is bound to move even the most skeptical audience members.


2021 Annual Meeting Agenda

Agenda Subject to Change

Tuesday October 26th

9 AM - 5 PM Board & Service Center Members Arrive  
6 PM Welcome Reception &
Tradeshow Preview Night w/coctails

Wednesday October 27th -
Travel Center Members Arrive

8 AM State of AMBEST Service Centers  
8:30 AM Q & A with AMBEST Staff  
9 AM ASC Session #1  
10 AM Break :30 Min  
10:30 AM ASC Session #2  
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Working Lunch Session  
12:15 PM Break :15 Min  
1 PM ASC Session #3  
2 PM ASC Session #4  
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Tradeshow - ALL Members  
6 PM Recognition Dinner at Country Music Hall of Fame  
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Songwriters Night & Networking  

Thursday October 28th

8:00 - 8:10 AM Travel Center Welcome  
8:10 AM Keynote Speaker - Steve Gilliand  
9 AM - 11 AM Fleet Panel Discussion - All AMBEST Members  
11 AM - 3 PM Tradeshow - All AMBEST Members
Lunch Provided
(11 AM - 12 PM)
Service Center Town Hall
3 PM Travel Center Session #1  
4 PM Travel Center Session #2  
5 PM - 6 PM Travel Center Town Hall  
7 PM Downtown Nashville Dine-A-Round  

Friday October 29th

8 AM Travel Center Session #3  
9 AM Travel Center Session #4  
10 AM Break :15 Min  
10:15 AM Sales Team Update  
11:30 AM P2P Update  
12 PM Marketing Update  
12:30 PM Purchasing Update  
1 PM Closing Comments  
1:15 PM Meeting Adjourned
Boxed Lunches Provided

An architectural marvel steeped in history, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is also a unique Nashville venue. The Museum’s unmatched and elegantly designed rooftop terrace and 40 foot tall glass-walled Event Hall offers sweeping views of the Music City skyline and will host our “Victory Lane” Member and Staff Recognition Banquet as well as our after-dinner Nashville Songwriters Night.

Nashville Songwriters Night

After our Member Recognition Banquet, join us for a Nashville Songwriters Night with some of the top songwriters. Hear the story behind the songs, how musicians in Nashville work with top artists & hear them perform their HIT songs!

Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning songwriter, Tim Nichols has earned his place among Nashville's most elite and respected tunesmiths. Tim has written songs like "Live Like You Were Dying", "Heads Carolina, Tails California" and many more.

Known for his gritty, southern style, Rutherford is unapologetic about his love for God, devotion to his family, and making great music. His decades long career has success with Country giants the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and Gary Allan.

Established Singer/ Songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of some the chart topping hits on country radio. Alexander has penned five #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s which include Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”.

Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her song “The Climb”. Miley Cyrus recorded the song and it soon became the anthem for her box office hit “The Hannah Montana Movie” and won the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Song From A Movie’.

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