2022 AMBEST Annual Meeting
Sunday August 14th - Tuesday August 16th.

Registration is now OPEN!

Click the links below to register:

👉 Travel & Service Center Registration

🏨 Book Hotel Room at Charleston Place Hotel

Please do not book directly on the hotel's main website.

Agenda Below

Dear Friends,

The time has come for us to again gather together - this year in lovely Charleston, SC, Sunday, August 14, 2022 - Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - for the AMBEST 34th Annual Meeting .

The 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 this year in Charleston, SC .  AMBEST is here to serve our Members, Vendors and Fleet Partners.  Together, let’s make this our most successful year ever!

Included on this site you will find schedules of events, sponsorship opportunities, registration details, hotel reservation information, and specifics around the trade show. We encourage each of our invited vendors to play an active role in AMBEST's 34th Annual Meeting by becoming an event sponsor.  Be sure to read carefully and play close attention to the deadlines.

Our top priority continues to be the safety of our members, and we will adhere to all Safety & Testing protocols as deemed necessary at the time of the event. Updates regarding these guidelines will be communicated via email and on the event site as needed.

We look forward to seeing you in August.

Sincerely yours,

Steve Allen


2022 Annual Meeting Agenda

Agenda, Events, Speakers, and Dinners all subject to change

Sunday August 14th

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting (with working lunch)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Market Street Circle

Monday August 15th 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome and State of AMBEST - Steve Allen
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Q & A with AMBEST Staff
Our AMBEST leadership grabs a stool and talks directly to YOU. Ask anything you want!
(But be nice ;-)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker - John "Gucci" Foley

  
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ~ Break ~
Snacks & Drinks sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Travel Center and Service Center Session #1:
Finding & Retaining Labor during the "Great Resignation"
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch on the Trade Show Floor
Lunch Sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Tradeshow Open 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM - ALL Members

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Travel Center Session #2
Marketing Trends & Communication to Drivers
Breakout Service Center Session #2
Supply Chain Issues: Tires / Oil etc.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Beer and Wine Happy Hour on Trade Show Floor 
Happy Hour sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking time / Unstructured - Board of Directors, ESM's and AMBEST Directors will be available to meet
This is a great time to ask questions about the Member Portal, Reporting, AMBUCK$ Promotions, Training, Fleet Opportunities etc.
6:00 PM Dinner "O.Y.O." in downtown Charleston
Monday Dinner sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
Gift Cards will be provided to all paid member attendees
   

Tuesday August 16th

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Fleet Panel & Professional Truck Driver Panel
AMBEST brings in Fleet Owners and Operators to share their thoughts and let YOU ask them questions.
NEW THIS YEAR - We will have a Truck Driver Panel where you can speak DIRECTLY to your customers!
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ~ Break ~
Snacks and Drinks sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM AMBEST Director/Department Updates
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch on the Trade Show Floor
Tuesday Lunch sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)

12:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tradeshow open to All AMBEST Members

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Breakout Travel Center Session #3:
Fuel Purchasing / Forecast / Updates
Breakout Service Center Session #3:
Purchasing Opportunities & Deals
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Break ~
Snacks & Drinks sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Travel Center Session #4:
Expansion of EV & Alternative Fuels
Breakout Service Center Session #4:
Truck Washes - How To & What's New
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  Cocktail Hour on Trade Show Floor
Tuesday Cocktail hour sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Networking time / Unstructured - Board of Directors, ESM's and AMBEST Directors will be available to meet
6:30 PM (SHARP) Buses leave for dinner at the USS Yorktown
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Celebration Dinner on the Historic WWII Aircraft Carrier - USS Yorktown
Dinner sponsored by: (Vendors, interested in sponsoring? - email Shane V. for info)
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Commedian and performance artist Rik Roberts will end the night in the Smokey Stover Theater aboard the USS Yorktown
  (Members Only event. Vendors who wish to attend may sponsor different parts of the evening. For vendor sponsorships, reach out to Shane Vasel)
9:30 PM Buses load up to head back to Charleston Place

Enjoy a private Celebration Dinner at Patriots Point aboard the USS Yorktown.
Followed by awards & entertainment in the Smokey Stover Theater aboard the ship.

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