Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year - the industry’s premier business event - Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. Marketplace is truly a market-place - an active, vibrant forum of buyers and sellers where business gets done. With more than 140,000 pre-scheduled appointments and 800 pre-qualified operators, Marketplace offers a year’s worth of sales meetings in one week.
The ABA Annual Convention is the industry’s premier event for CEOs, presidents and other senior executives from financial services firms across the nation. It features an exhibit hall with “best of class” companies showcasing an array of efficient new products, top-notch services, and practical solutions that reflect the full range of bank needs.
Every year, a prime audience of CEOs, presidents, senior executives and decision-making board members attend the Convention to find solutions to existing problems and to gather innovative ideas to put them ahead of their competition. Exhibit your products and services with the ABA and receive that all-important ingredient of every sale - face time - with executives you’ve been waiting to meet all year.
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The Marketplace is designed for conversation and for networking. Multiple traffic builders, grand prize giveaways and daily social functions including receptions, lunch and networking refreshment breaks are scheduled to draw and keep attendees on the show floor.
The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides more than 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.