RCMA also has scheduled some fun and practical events for Tuesday afternoon to help attendees get oriented to their host city and to get to know each other better:

Sightseeing Tours: These tours will leave from the Sacramento Convention Center after lunch. You must pre-register for a tour.

  • Tour options will include a walking tour of the California State Capitol, touring Old Sacramento and the beginnings of the Wild West, and a driving tour of historic and popular sites in the city.
  • Planner & Supplier

Orientation: Planners and suppliers will meet in separate sessions for this high-energy introduction to the 2014 RCMA Emerge conference. An overview of new initiatives and exciting changes will be highlighted, followed by a Q&A session. The Planner Orientation session is required for all hosted buyers.

Opening Reception: California State Railroad Museum
Join fellow attendees in one of the state’s most unusual museums and explore the transportation mode that helped settle the great West! An abundance of historic train cars, engines, memorabilia, and interactive displays will pique your interest. Don’t forget to look for the original “golden spike” that completed the transcontinental railroad.

We're tweaking what you experienced at our 2013 expo!

The program will include pre-scheduled appointments, longer break and travel times, an expanded lounge, and an opportunity to roam free during non-appointment times. A new, user-friendly scheduling software system will make the process much easier!  For details visit myrcma.org or e-mail RCMA Director of Conference and Events Dean Jones at djones@rcmaweb.org.