McAllen to Host 2020 TAPT Annual Conference

Published May 2019

The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation will host its 47th Annual Conference and Trade Show in McAllen June 25, 2020. The five-day conference will take place at the McAllen Convention Center.

The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation promotes safe and efficient pupil transportation for Texas public school districts. The organization encourages the exchange of ideas and cooperation between transportation departments across the Lone Star State. Its members work to improve pupil transportation policies, standards and equipment on the local, state and national level.

The annual conference is expected to have 700 attendees from throughout the state participating in continuing education courses, professional certification classes, and a bus road-eo along with the largest trade show in the school bus industry.

“This is the second time McAllen is hosting the TAPT Annual Conference, and we look forward to making the event memorable for everyone involved,” said Robert Lopez, Interim Vice President, Visit McAllen.

The conference was previously held in McAllen in 2012 and is expected to have an economic impact of $857,500 for local businesses.

If you are a member of a professional organization and would like to host your conference in McAllen, please contact Visit McAllen at 956-682-2871

Photo: Marisa Weisinger, TAPT Executive Director / Steve Batchelor, TAPT Vice President

Casa de Palmas to host APTIV’s 2019 Executive Lean Leadership Training

Published May 2019

APTIV Global Technology Group selected Casa de Palmas in McAllen, Texas to host its 2019 Executive Lean Leadership Training. The four-day training conference will be attended by 40 international guests, generating an estimated $28,000.00 for local businesses.

APTIV is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions enabling the future of mobility. Its headquarters are in Ireland, and has a maquiladora in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

In August 2016 the company was selected by the Singapore Land Transport Authority to help implement a cloud-based mobility-on-demand transport concept. Providing a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles, they opened new business opportunities for existing and potential customers in mobility and connectivity, logistics, agriculture and mining. This was the beginning of three-year pilot program, with a target for fully operational service in 2022.

“We are thrilled APTIV has selected McAllen to host its 2019 Executive Lean Leadership Training,” said Lisa Ramirez, Sales Manager at Visit McAllen. “After reviewing venue options the global technology group determined the Casa de Palmas best met its needs for its training conference.”

If you are a member of an association or organization and would like to host your conference in McAllen, please contact Visit McAllen (McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau) at 956-682-2871 to find out if your group qualifies for incentives.