UPN 2020 Memphis TN

From Beale Street to barbecue, from Graceland to golf, from Peabody ducks to pandas at the Zoo, Memphis has something for everyone. This is a UPN that you will NOT want to miss!

UPN 2020 Itinerary

Thursday, June 11 - Saturday June 13

9 a – 2 p     UPN 2020 Golf Tournament & lunch at Mirimichi, Tennessee’s #1 rated public golf course. The name “Mirimichi” is a native-American word that means “place of happy retreat,” which is why course founder and world-renowned entertainer Justin Timberlake chose it. Situated on the lush banks of the mighty Mississippi River, with deep pit bunkers, elevated greens and swathes of native grassland, waterfalls and meandering creeks, this award winning course offers more than 7,400 yards of challenging, championship-level golf in beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

10 a – 4 p   “Walkin’ in Memphis” Tour of downtown attractions like Memphis Rock’n’Soul Museum, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and the South Main Historic District, an eclectic neighborhood where converted early-1900s warehouses are home to eateries, brewpubs, boutiques, the Memphis Farmer’s Market and treasures like the Blues Hall of Fame and the National Civil Rights Museum. From there, take the trolley to Bass Pro Shop at The Pyramid with its indoor cypress swamp teeming with fish and wildlife. You can shop, eat, play a game of bowling at the “underwater” 13-lane Fishbowl, practice your sharp shooting at the pistol and archery range, and catch a ride on the nation’s tallest free-standing elevator to the Lookout over the Mississippi River. (***Our “Walkin’ in Memphis” tour is a self-guided, set-your-own pace event. We will provide tickets to some of the area attractions. Everything listed here – and more – is within EASY walking or trolley-ride distance of The Peabody.***)

4:30 p – 6:30 p    Reception at world-famous Charles Vergos Rendezvous, the restaurant that singlehandedly created an entire barbecue category: Memphis-style dry rubbed ribs. We’ll meet in the upstairs turn-of-the century saloon. Afterwards, head downstairs for barbecue, or back over to The Peabody for their Rooftop Party, or just three blocks away to America’s most iconic boulevard, Beale Street, to enjoy a night in the Home of the Blues, Soul & Rock’n’Roll.

9 a – 2 p    Graceland Tour and lunch at Elvis’ Graceland Mansion & Museums. The King’s estate is the most famous home in America after The White House, and there is so much more to see than “just” the mansion itself. Elvis Presley’s Memphis features extensive archives including his amazing collection of gold and platinum records, his stunning costumes and clothing, memorabilia from his movies, artifacts and photos from his public and private life. We’ll tour the Auto Museum which includes his iconic Pink Cadillac, his Hollywood Backlot, and Elvis’ jets.Then, we’ll dine on The King’s favorite home cookin’ at the brand new Graceland Exhibition Center, with catering provided by Vernon’s Smokehouse (named for his dad).

4:30 p – 6:30 p   Reception and UPN 2020 Duck March at The Peabody Hotel. Our Lucky Duck sponsors will serve as honorary Duck Masters during this evening’s historic Duck March ceremony. Our reception will be held in the lavish Continental Ballroom on the Mezzanine Level, where Elvis attended his 1953 high school prom. The ballroom overlooks The Peabody’s Grand Lobby, site of the internationally famous Duck March, a time-honored tradition that began nearly 90 years ago.

9 a – 2 p   Tours of your UPN 2020 host, Flint Hydraulics, Inc. and UPN 2020 sponsor Blumaq Corp. – we’re neighbors! Come see our operations, and afterwards we’ll treat you to a catered, Southern-style picnic lunch.

5 p – 6 p    Rooftop Reception on The Peabody Plantation Rooftop next to the “Penthouse” and Royal Duck Palace. The $200,000 structure is made of marble and glass and features its own fountain with a bronze duck spitting water. It also includes a small house – a replica of the hotel – where the ducks nest at night, complete with a soft, grassy front yard.

6 p – 9 p    Grand Finale Banquet in the Skyway Room of The Peabody Hotel, with special entertainment and our “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser. Located just inside the Peabody Plantation Rooftop, the stunning Skyway Room merges 1930s art deco charm with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. A very special guest will arrive to entertain during dinner.

About our fundraiserSaint Jude’s Hospital in Memphis treats childhood cancer and operates almost exclusively on private donations; families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – “because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.” Our own Dave Weller of Weller Tractor Salvage has made a huge donation: we’ll sell raffle tickets for the chance to shave Dave’s head for the children of Saint Jude’s. Thank you, Dave!

“Countdown to UPN 2020 in Memphis!”

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June 11, 2020

We will carry on the UPN tradition of an annual golf tournament Memphis’s top rated public course: Mirimichi. Contact Rebecca at rebeccat@flinthyd.com or 901-794-4884 for details.

June 12, 2020

Meet the man behind the music by visiting his beloved home, Graceland, a mansion fit for The King. See the house, his gardens and aircraft, and museums filled with everything from his classic cars to his legendary costumes. 

Memphis has so much to offer: fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, intriguing museums, eclectic shopping, and music, music, music!

Step back in time at The Peabody, Memphis’ premiere luxury hotel with its world-famous marching ducks. This award-winning hotel celebrates 151 years in 2020. Make your reservations here or call 1-800-PEABODY. Mention UPN 2020 to ensure our low convention rate. CUTOFF: FRIDAY, MAY 15!!

$10,000

  • Exclusive Duckmaster privileges at Friday’s special UPN 2020 Duck March
  • Exclusive presentation at Friday reception
  • Prime marked table in vendor area
  • Top location on sponsor listings and signage
  • Company logo and link on event webpage
  • Full-page write-up in event program
  • Unlimited promo items in grab bag
  • Use of UPN 2020 logo
  • Five tickets in the “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Fundraiser event

$7,500

  • Lead sponsorship and presentation at one event
  • Prime table in vendor area
  • Second location on sponsor listings and signage
  • Company logo and link on event webpage
  • Write-up in convention program
  • 3 promo items in grab bag
  • Use of UPN 2020 logo
  • Four tickets in the “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Fundraiser event

$5,000

  • Featured sponsor of one event
  • Marked table in vendor area
  • Third location on sponsor listings and signage
  • Company logo and link on event webpage
  • Featured in event program
  • 2 promo items in grab bag
  • Use of UPN 2020 logo
  • Three tickets in the “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Fundraiser event

$2,500

  • Table in vendor area
  • Signage at one event
  • Company logo on event webpage
  • Company and logo in event program
  • 1 promo item in grab bag
  • Use of UPN 2020 logo
  • Two tickets in the “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Fundraiser event

$1,000

  • Transportation sponsor
  • Company logo on event webpage
  • Company name in event program
  • 1 promo item in grab bag
  • Use of UPN 2020 logo
  • One ticket in the “Shave Dave” Saint Jude Fundraiser event

$500

  • Hole sponsor/signage on golf course
  • Company name on event webpage
  • Company name in event program

Please note:  If you are interested in sponsoring UPN 2020, please contact Rebecca Terrell at rebeccat@flinthyd.com or (901) 794-4884. Once your sponsorship is received, your company logo/name and a link to your website will be added to this webpage. There is no deadline for sponsorship submission, but we encourage you to submit it along with promotional item(s) and logo prior to May 1, 2020, to allow us time to prepare signage, programs, etc.

Thanks UPN 2020 Sponsors!

We Love You Tender!!

HUGE thanks to our FIRST UPN 2020 sponsor – Yellowstone Valley Parts & Equipment. As the 2019 host, YVPE knows what goes into planning an event like this, so they’ve stepped in with a Love Me Tender sponsorship. THANK YOU to Jeff, Tyler, A.J., Cody, and everyone at YVPE.

Yellowstone Valley Parts & Equipment offers over 12,000 different parts and 80-plus years combined experience to back them up. YVPE offers quality used parts, rebuilt parts, new Caterpillar surplus and new replacement parts. They specialize in dismantling, rebuilding & repairing Caterpillar construction & mining equipment and components. Click here to visit their website.

The South’s Grand Hotel

Call 1-800-PEABODY, or click here to make room reservations. Mention UPN 2020 to get our low convention rate at our luxury host hotel.

Cutoff is Friday, May 15, 2020. Make your reservations today!

Click here to download our interactive PDF registration form.

And make your hotel reservations here. Please don’t wait, folks! This is one of the most popular hotels in the entire country, and it fills up QUICKLY!

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities: Rebecca Terrell at 901-794-4884 or rebeccat@flinthyd.com.

UPN 2020 "Shave Dave" Fundraiser for the Children of Saint Jude

Saint Jude’s Hospital in Memphis treats childhood cancer and operates almost exclusively on private donations; families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – “because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.” Our own Dave Weller of Weller Tractor Salvage has made a huge donation: we’ll sell raffle tickets for the chance to shave Dave’s head for the children of Saint Jude. Thank you, Dave

Tickets are $20 each, with no purchase limit. Contact Rebecca Terrell at rebeccat@flinthyd.com or 901-794-4884 to buy your tickets today! They’ll also be available for sale at UPN 2020. We’ll “Shave Dave” at Saturday’s grand finale reception & banquet.

Past UPN Conventions

“The Used Parts Network is a social gathering for all companies in the industry to reconnect, network and establish new relationships with each other in one setting.” – quoted from Costex Tractor Parts, hosts of UPN 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Used Parts Network has been going and growing since the 1980s! Let’s keep it going strong!