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2021 AMBEST Annual Meeting
Tuesday 10/26 - Friday 10/29.

Registration is now OPEN! Click the links below to register:

👉 Travel & Service Center Registration
👉 Sponsors / Trade Show Registration

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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


What is the Redneck Riviera?

Thursday Night Update Video

If you're coming in early or staying after the meeting, here's some concerts and events happening around Nashville. View Events

2021 Annual Meeting Agenda

Agenda / Events / Dinners / Subject to Change

Tuesday October 26th

9 AM - 5 PM Board & Service Center Members Arrive
1 PM - 4 PM Board of Directors Meeting
6 PM Welcome Reception & Tradeshow Preview Night w/cocktails

Wednesday October 27th -
Travel Center Members Arrive

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM State of AMBEST Service Centers
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ASC Session #1 - Labor / Employment Help
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break :30 Min
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ASC Session #2 - Purchasing Opportunities
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ASC Session #3 - Economic Outlook
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch - Standards & Criteria Refresh & Networking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ASC Session #3 - Speed Dating / Round Table Discussions
2:00 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 - Tim Nichols, Lee Miller, Jessi Alexander

Thursday October 28th

8:00 - 8:10 AM Travel Center Welcome / Speaker Intro
8:10 AM - 9:15 AM Keynote Speaker - Steve Gilliand View Steve's Video
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Fleet Panel Discussion - All AMBEST Members
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tradeshow - All AMBEST Members
Lunch Provided
(11 AM - 12 PM)
Service Center Town Hall
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Sales Update
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM P2P Update
3:30 - 3:45 PM IT Update
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Marketing Update
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Purchasing Update
4:30 PM - 5 PM Break
5 PM - 6 PM Travel Center Town Hall
7PM - 9 PM AMBEST takeover of Broadway Honky-Tonk - Redneck Riviera
  (Members Only event. Vendors who wish to attend may sponsor different parts of the evening. For vendor sponsorships, reach out to Shane Vasel)

Friday October 29th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Travel Center Session #1 - Travel Center Labor / Employment Help
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Travel Center Session #2 - Fuel / Oil Update & Forecast - Joe Petrowski
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break :15 Min
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Travel Center Session #3 - Standards & Criteria Refresh
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Travel Center Session #4 - Speed Dating / Round Table Discussions
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Closing Comments
12:15 PM Meeting Adjourned
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Stay and enjoy some fun around Nashville
"Free-Time" Events TBD

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. View Steve's Video

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!

Tim Nichols

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.

Lee Miller

Lee signed his first exclusive publishing deal in 1996.  To date,  he has had 18 top 20 singles with 7 reaching  #1 & has earned 13 BMI radio performance awards.
He won awards for Song of the Year with “In Color”“You’re Gonna Miss This”.

Jessi Alexander

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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