NETWORKING FLOOR HOURS
Special Networking Floor 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 throughout the show during operator-only breakfasts and the Saturday operator only reception.
Grab a seat and get ready to network with industry colleagues.
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!
ORIENTATION PROGRAM IN THE MARKETPLACE SERVICE CENTER
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 experiencing the STAR Program.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
ABA supports special interest councils that provide education and networking opportunities throughout the show.
African American Motorcoach Council Meeting
The main priority of the African American Motorcoach Council (AAMC) will be to help ABA in lobbying for more federal government funding for the motorcoach industry, especially on behalf of small, family-owned, minority businesses.
Bus Industry Safety Council Meeting
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 Meeting
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
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting
We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization where our members and employees are empowered by one another and embrace our differences, thus setting the standard for the motorcoach and tour & travel industry.
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