80th 

Missouri Trucking Association

Annual Convention 

September 27 – 29, 2017

at

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 North Kingshighway Blvd

St. Louis, MO  63108

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For reservations call (877) 587-2427

www.chaseparkplaza.com

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MoTA rate $149 – 1 bedroom suite  

Rate expires: August 27, 2017 Check-in: 4:00 pm  Check-out: Noon

 

 

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2017

ENTERTAINMENT

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Reza is recognized as one of today’s most highly sought-after entertainers in the touring illusion industry, delivering innovative, engaging and spectacular performances worldwide.___

Reza’s recent tour and television appearances have astounded over 20 million viewers from across the World on networks such as MTV, A&E, The CW, PBS, Reelz, CX, Fuji, and Telemundo as well as live venues including the Alamodome (San Antonio), Philips Arena (Atlanta), Villanova Pavilion (Philadelphia), and Mundo Imperial Forum (Acapulco), to name a few. Additionally, Reza just completed a 100 show residency at The Starlite Theatre

in Branson, MO with his new show “Edge of Illusion,” a ground-breaking grand scale production which Reza simultaneously designed to connect with the audience on a personal level. “Edge of Illusion” earned Reza high acclaim and as well as being voted “2016 Magician of the Year.”

Reza began making his presence felt in the world of illusion at a very young age. His focus in the art began at the early age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, South Dakota. By the age of fourteen, Reza was landing significant gigs performing for resorts and large corporations across the Midwest. Fast forward to present day. The once youth magician prodigy is today one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, with his mind set on changing the world’s perception of magic. Reza is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. He has the ability to connect with his audiences and let them feel his magic on a personal level.

He isn’t just a magician. He is an entertainer.

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2017

Speakers

GOOD DADS

Dr. Jennifer Baker, Executive Director

Good Dads aims to engage fathers by integrating the local business community and providing fatherhood resources and events to make fathers the best they can be.  Through partnerships we aim to invest in our community by investing in fathers.

 


PIET VAN WAARDE

Piet discovered his love for speaking in college. Obtaining masters degrees in business and theology, he learned to speak to both the head and the heart. He is as adept at a business conference as he is a pulpit on Sunday morning.

It doesn’t matter if he is speaking before a small group or a large crowd, he is always creative, practical and inspiring. He has served on the boards of both United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. Piet and his wife Carol have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. They have made their home in Columbia, Missouri since 1994.

 


STEVE GILLILAND

A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of motivational speaker.”

Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.”

Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.


CONVENTION SPONSORS 

The success of the annual convention depends on the support of the allied industry.  Over the years the response has been outstanding.  The continued support of the MoTA Annual Convention is truly appreciated by your trucking company friends.

Thank you to the 2017 sponsors:

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BRONZE

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