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2024 WMA Convention & Expo
The M Resort Spa Casino, Henderson, NV

Welcome to the 2024 WMA Convention & Expo!

To all of you who attended the 2023 WMA Convention & Expo, I want to personally thank you for attending and making it a success. Your presence and engagement with the speakers at the seminars helped to educate everyone in attendance, which lays the groundwork for updating and advancing the mobilehome park industry. This interaction helps to keep our industry current, and it helps all of us map out our future as an industry. We could not have done it without you!

We can’t wait to do it again, but this time the 2024 Convention & Expo will take place at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nevada, October 14 – 17, 2024. Save the dates!

Right now, we are looking for your seminar proposals. The Committee will meet in February so if you have a seminar idea, please complete the Calls for Presentation packet and submit it to us no later than February 1, 2024.

As chairperson of the WMA Convention & Expo Planning Committee, I want to tell you the Committee always has a great time putting together the schedule of events.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Dave Thomas
Convention & Expo Planning Committee Chair

 

Seminars

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please download the Calls for Presentation packet located on this page. Complete the packet and return to regina@wma.org no later than February 1, 2024.

 

Guestroom Reservations

We will update you when the room block is open. At that time, please make your hotel reservations directly with The M Resort. Get the nightly rate of $160 (Sunday thru Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 16. Rate will not be available for reservations received on September 16 and thereafter. Do remember, not only did our block sell out in 2022, but the entire hotel sold out.

 

Registration Fees and Registration

The registration fees are listed below. 

                       Before Sept. 13        On or After Sept. 14

Member              $495 pp                      $550 pp
Non-Member      $995 pp                   $1,095 pp

Registrations will open late Spring 2024.

 

Education, Networking and Entertainment

Owners rely on managers to find opportunities to ensure the successful operation of their communities. Here, you will find everything you will need, on a professional level, we’ll blend educational programs with entertainment and networking forums so that you can succeed in this business. We will feature seminars with industry experts focused on shaping our future and our communities; sessions covering practical business issues; opportunities to network with other industry leaders; and a dynamic Expo to make your attendance worthwhile!
 

 

Expo

The Expo will open right after the Kick Off Lunch on Tuesday. Later on in the day, we will once again have the wine tasting event during the Welcome Reception. A dinner buffet is included. Connect with exhibitors who will feature delicious wines while you network. 

The well-received dessert reception on the Expo floor after Wednesday’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place again! We will offer you a full day of Expo events the second day — a dynamic Expo will make your attendance worthwhile!

 

Exhibitor Forms

A downloadable packet for exhibit registrations will be available here on this website page. Exhibitor packets will be available late Spring 2024.

 

No-Cost Networking Event

Before we get to business, we are going to start you off with a no-cost, no-host networking event where you can catch up with industry colleagues during a leisure evening.

Would this be your first WMA Convention? Then you must come to this networking event. Introduce yourself and make connections with people who will give you helpful advice for years to come!
 

 

Highlights

Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 15

You are invited to the Kick Off Lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.! We are going to begin the afternoon with a delicious plated lunch while giving you ample opportunity to network with friends. Remember, there’s always a new face in the crowd ― introduce yourself and welcome first time attendees. Make them feel good about joining WMA and being a part of this wonderful, resourceful organization!

President Virginia Jensen will welcome you and officially open the 2024 WMA Convention and Expo. After lunch, the scholarship recipients from this year’s Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation will be announced. Greg Evans will reveal this year’s recipients for deserving youth residing in WMA-member communities. Perhaps one of them is from your community! After that, WMA’s Legislative Advocate, Chris Wysocki, will give a brief legislative update and announce the winners of WMA’s hotly contested golf tournament held on Monday, October 14.

Right after lunch, you’ll head into the opening of the Expo.

Expo Opening — Tuesday, October 15

The Expo will once again open right after lunch! You will have over two hours on the Expo floor before returning back to the educational seminars.

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting — Tuesday, October 15

It’s become a tradition! You will LOVE this wine tasting event. This evening also includes a dinner buffet in the Expo. We’ve planned another exciting show for you! Exhibitors have been invited to bring their favorite wines again! This is always a great time to reconnect with other Expo attendees or get to know new people! The Expo continues on Wednesday, stopping only for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Stop in between seminars! You’ll experience a dynamic day interacting with outstanding exhibitors who represent cutting edge products and services of the industry. Drawings will be held at the close of Expo on Wednesday. The Expo will close at 3:00 p.m. — don’t miss the drawings!

Annual Meeting and Luncheon — Wednesday, October 16

Take a well-deserved break from the fast paced action of the Expo and educational seminars. Join us for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. It is a great opportunity to be introduced to new members, as well as continuing members of WMA’s leadership ― all in one place.

A plated lunch is provided ― delicious food and drink to satisfy your hungry appetite. This is followed with our formal program. An award will be presented to a deserving member whose political contributions have stood out above and beyond all those who continuously support WMA. Another award will be presented to a member whose selfless contributions have impacted the industry. During the Annual Meeting, you’ll also learn the state of WMA, and see the new Board of Directors for 2023 – 2024 elected and sworn in.

Once all the business has been dealt with, don’t be in such hurry! We haven’t forgotten dessert! Come follow us into the Expo and enjoy your dessert as you visit our exhibitors one more time!

President’s Dinner Dance — Wednesday, October 16

You are cordially invited to WMA’s signature black tie event. It will be held on Wednesday evening in a beautifully appointed ballroom. Wear your finest! However, if business casual suits you best, that is good too! We will be there to warmly welcome you ― our honored guests ― to this annual President’s Dinner Dance. As you walk into the exquisitely decorated ballroom, you know that a captivating evening awaits you.

The magic begins the moment you arrive. Join family, friends and colleagues for an elegant meal, then sit back the Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation draws tickets for the cash raffle! I Let’s get you in the mood as we celebrate the new President of the WMA Board of Directors, Andy Balaguy, is sworn into office and delivers his inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2024 recipient of WMA’s most recognized and esteemed honor: The Busch, Carr & McAdoo Memorial Award.

Finally, after we have wrapped up the business, we have invited a disc jockey to close out the evening. We promise this will be an evening you will long remember!

 

Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2024

Golf Tournament —  (optional)
    Stay tuned for more information!

Badges/Tickets Pick Up for Pre-registered Convention Attendees
    1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Networking Event Reception
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2024

Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Kick Off Lunch
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Expo Opens
    12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting
    4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2024

Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Expo Hours
    7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast in Expo
    7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Pre-Lunch Cocktails in Expo
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Desserts and Drawings in Expo
    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Expo Closes
    3:00 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

President’s Dinner Dance
    5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.     Pre-Dinner Cocktails
    6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.    Dinner Dance

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2024

Final Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.                     2024 WMA Convention & Expo Closes

 

Hertz Car Rental

WMA has negotiated special meeting rates with Hertz for car rentals during Convention at all California and Nevada locations. For reservations, call Hertz at 800.654.3131 and refer to CDP 2133824.

 

2025 Convention

Peppermill Reno
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

October 6 – 9, 2025

Visit us at wma.org/conv2025 (site is expected to open May 2025).

 

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12300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Henderson, NV 89044
(916) 288-4034 Regina Sánchez
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