The 2016 edition of School Bus eXchange will be held in Colorado in April. Seen here is last year’s inaugural SBX, which took place in Texas.

The 2016 edition of School Bus eXchange will be held in Colorado in April. Seen here is last year’s inaugural SBX, which took place in Texas.

The attendee list has been confirmed for the second edition of School Bus eXchange (SBX), an educational networking event that was launched last year.

A cohort of 30 pupil transportation officials from 14 states has been selected to take part in SBX 2016. Those attendees, who represent school districts and school bus contractors, operate a combined total of more than 12,000 buses.

SBX is produced by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and School Bus Fleet. This year’s edition will be held April 11-13 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel near Denver, Colorado.

The agenda includes roundtable discussions with peers, one-on-one consultations with suppliers, networking events and social functions.

“When we say SBX is ‘intelligently designed education and networking for the thought leaders in school transportation,’ we mean it,” said Mike Martin, executive director of NAPT. “We listened to and learned from feedback we received from last year’s participants — who said the 2015 SBX was pretty darn good, frankly — and then fine-tuned the entire event. I think it really is going to be an extraordinary opportunity for this year’s cohort group to network and build long-term relationships.”

While the school bus operator attendee slots have been filled, there is still availability for sponsors. Industry suppliers who are interested should contact SBF General Manager James Blue at james.blue@bobit.com.

For more information about the event, go to www.sbxconnect.com.

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