NETWORKING FLOOR RECEPTIONS
NEW in 2021! Special Networking Floor Reception hours every day. Preview the latest in destination, product and service offerings on the Marketplace Networking Floor.
OPERATOR ONLY EVENTS
ABA offers several opportunities for operators to network at throughout the show during operator-only morning kick-off events.
ALL DELEGATE EVENING EVENTS
Delegates can build long-term business relationships while having fun and enjoying the hot spots of the host city, as well as a preview of the fun to be had next year.
Get to know the host city and state as well as your fellow delegates by participating in our exciting and varied tours. Don’t forget to sign up for these optional activities when registration opens!
If this is your first Marketplace, make sure you tell us! ABA is proud to offer the top-rated program that helps first-time STAR attendees prepare for Marketplace week. You’ll learn tricks of the trade, strategies for a successful Marketplace and how to best present your organization all while making good friends and contacts in the ABA family. Take advantage of this great opportunity by spending time in the Orientation Center.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
ABA supports five special interest councils that provide education and networking opportunities throughout the show.
Bus Industry Safety Council Meetings
The Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) is comprised of security, safety, operational leaders and government officials from across the North American motorcoach industry.
Presented by ABC Companies
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Meetings
The Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) is comprised of maintenance and equipment professionals from across the North American motorcoach and supplier industry who support the mission of continually raise the level of maintenance awareness in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry.
Presented by ABC Companies
Hispanic Motorcoach Council Meeting
The HMC membership is comprised of dedicated and professional individuals, business owners and affiliated personnel who have a common interest in providing the highest quality and safest motorcoach services to all passengers, and are interested in working with the ever-growing Hispanic business community.
School Bus Council
The School Bus Council provides an opportunity for ABA members to meet and discuss the unique business and operational issues facing school bus operators, including Department of Transportation-related issues as well as state and local issues that are unique to school bus operations.
Women in Buses Council Meeting
The Women in Buses Council (WIB) is comprised of Bus Company Owners/General Managers/Executives, Bus Operator Operations & Maintenance Staff, Bus Manufacturers, Associate (Products & Services) Members, Bus Operator Safety Staff, Tour Operators, DMO/CVB Staff, Travel Industry Members, Tour Coordinators, Charter Coordinators, National/State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations and members of the industry who recognize and advance the role of women in the motorcoach industry.
Presented by Motor Coach Industries