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64th Annual Convention & Trade Show
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64th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Register now for the BEST hospitality industry event in Montana!

9/8/2019 to 9/11/2019
When: Sep 9-11, 2019
7:00 PM
Where: Trade Show Location: Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center
2118 W Holly St
Sidney, Montana  59270
United States
Contact: Margaret Herriges

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Contact MTA to register by phone 406.442.5040
Registrations accepted until noon, Sep 6th. Registrations at the door cannot be guaranteed.


View a complete list of hotels offering special rates for the MTA convention. The events will be located throughout Sidney, not at the hotels themselves. 

Traveling to Sidney

You can reach Sidney by:


  • Take Amtrak to Williston, ND and MTA will provide pick up services on SUNDAY, SEPT 8th ONLY. The sooner you make your reservations, the better price you will be offered.
  • After the convention we will be delivering folks back to Williston on THURSDAY MORNING, SEP 12th to catch the westbound train home. 
  • We must have a minimum of 10 people on the train to be able to provide transportation services.

You can catch a plane with limited seating from Billings to Sidney on Cape Air. If you are flying be sure to contact us ahead of time for the transportation number so our Sidney transportation can pick you up at the airport. 

Jump in your car or truck and enjoy a scenic drive across the state. If you are interested in bringing your RV camp sites are available in Sidney. Call MTA (406.442.5040) for more information. 


This year's schedule of events has been totally revamped based on member feedback. Check out what we have awaiting you!

SUNDAY, SEP 8     TUESDAY, SEP 10(continued) 
   6:00pm Bus picks up attendees at train station in Williston (7:00pm ND time)      9:00am   MTA Legislative & Gambling Committee
   7:00pm Early Bird Reception @  featuring hors d'oeuvres and cash bar    10:00am     DOORS OPEN MTA TRADE SHOW @ Event Center
       11:30am    Trade Show Luncheon Buffet (until 1:00pm)
 MONDAY, SEP 9      1:00pm    Sports Wagering Update
   9:00am  MTA Budget & Finance Committee Mtg      2:00pm     The Liquor Liability Climate in Montana
  10:00am MTA Public Relations Committee       3:00pm  Social Media: The Basics of Marketing Your Establishment in a Digital Age
  10:00am Local Attraction: Sidney Sugars Tour (free)      4:00pm  Trade Show Concludes
  11:00am Golf Tournament @Sidney Country Club      6:00pm  Awards Reception @ Sidney Elks Club
    1:00pm  Local Attraction: Fairview Bridge Tour      7:00pm  Awards Banquet
    2:00pm Poker Tournament @ Ranger Lounge      8:00pm     Awards Presentation
    5:30pm  19th Hole Party @ Ranger Lounge       8:30pm   Time to Hit the Town!
    7:30pm Poker Tournament Resumes / Pub Crawl Begins       
          WEDNESDAY, SEP 11   
          9:30am Bloody Mary/Mimosa Breakfast Bar  
        10:00am  Candidate Forum #1
            11:00am   MTA Business Meeting
           12:00pm     MTA General Session 
            1:00pm  Candidate Forum #2


Full Convention Registration    MTA Members    $175
                                                     Non-Members     $210

Individual Events / Extra Tickets
Golf  $100/person 
Local Attractions $  Free 
19th Hole Party (included in golf & full registrations) $  25/person 
Poker Tournament   $100/person 
Trade Show Only (includes lunch)  $100/MTA Member | $125 Non-Member 
Trade Show Lunch (tickets for extra guests)   $ 20/person
Awards Banquet (included in full registrations) $  55/person 
 Wednesday Bloody Mary Breakfast (included in full registrations) $  20/person