Business OnDemand

Appointments OnDemand

ABA’s Marketplace 2021 will have virtual appointment opportunities to start conversations and rebuild relationships before meeting in-person in Baltimore.

Appointment Dates

Dates/times are tentative.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | Buyer Choice

Invited Segments | All Appointment-taking Buyers and Sellers

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Multiple Appointment-taking Sellers

Invited Segments | All Appointment-taking Buyers and Sellers Organizations Eligible for Multiple Appointment-takers Based on Marketplace 2020 Buyer Requests

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | Buyer Choice

Invited Segments | All Appointment-taking Buyers and Sellers

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Marketplace 2021 Sponsors

Invited Segments | All Appointment-taking Buyers and Marketplace 2021 Sponsors

Appointment Schedule

Appointments OnDemand dates will be comprised of twenty-three 10-minute.

The appointments will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET and continue until 3:30 p.m. ET with the following breaks:

11:50 a.m. ET until 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ET until 1:30 p.m.
2:20 p.m. ET until 2:30 p.m.

Access to Appointments

Access information to be provided closer to the event to invited segment appointment-takers.

Appointment Information

All Marketplace Appointment-taking Buyers are required to participate in 3 of 4 pre-Marketplace appointment sessions to be eligible for rebate.

Marketplace Sellers | No guarantee of scheduled appointments.

Research Databases

Using the same online profiles as Marketplace Live, Marketplace OnDemand allows you to identify the best prospects, and introduce you to new tour connections before you get to Baltimore.

OnDemand Business/Appointment Q&A

Who is eligible for virtual appointments?

All appointment-taking delegates registered for Marketplace Live are eligible for virtual appointments. 

If I am an appointment-taking Buyer what dates do I need to save for virtual appointments?

As an Appointment-taking Buyer delegate you will be required to participate in 3 of the 4 virtual appointment sessions to be eligible for the $500 rebate.  You can select from the following dates:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – Buyers Choice
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from ALL registered seller appointment-taking companies.  Sellers will not make any requests for this session so the schedule is based entirely on who the Buyer selects.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – Multiple Appointment-taking Sellers
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from registered Seller appointment-taking companies who were eligible for multiple appointment-takers for MKPL 2021.  Sellers will also make requests for this session so the schedule is based on mutual, then Buyer requests and then Seller requests.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on Seller requests and best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Buyers Choice
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from ALL registered seller appointment-taking companies.  Sellers will not make any requests for this session so the schedule is based entirely on who the Buyer selects.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – Marketplace Sponsors
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from registered Seller appointment-taking companies who are sponsors for MKPL 2021.  Sellers will also make requests for this session so the schedule is based on mutual, then Buyer requests and then Seller requests.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on Seller requests and best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

If I am an appointment-taking Seller what dates do I need to save for virtual appointments?

As an Appointment-taking Seller delegate registered for Marketplace Live you will be eligible to participate in a minimum of 2 of the 4 virtual appointment sessions.  There is no guarantee of scheduled virtual appointments but a value-add for targeted groups of Sellers included in your registration fee. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – Buyers Choice
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from ALL registered seller appointment-taking companies.  Sellers will not make any requests for this session so the schedule is based entirely on who the Buyer selects.  Make certain your profile is complete so you can increase your odds in being requested by a Buyer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – Multiple Appointment-taking Sellers
Sellers who received 32 or more Buyer requests from Marketplace 2020 will be eligible for this session.  Buyers and Sellers will make requests for this session so the schedule is based on mutual, then Buyer requests and then Seller requests.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on Seller requests and best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Buyers Choice
Buyers selecting this session will be able to select from ALL registered seller appointment-taking companies.  Sellers will not make any requests for this session so the schedule is based entirely on who the Buyer selects.  Make certain your profile is complete so you can increase your odds in being requested by a Buyer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – Marketplace Sponsors
Seller appointment-taking companies who are sponsors for MKPL 2021 will be eligible for this session.  Buyers and Sellers will make requests for this session so the schedule is based on mutual, then Buyer requests and then Seller requests.  If a Buyer selects this session but does not submit appointment requests, ABA will fill their session based on Seller requests and best recommendations from profile survey question fields.

How many virtual appointments are available per session day?

Each appointment day will have 23 appointments starting at 10:30 a.m. ET and ending at 3:30 p.m. ET.

How long is each virtual appointment?

Each appointment will be 10 minutes in length.  The system will automatically take you from appointment to appointment.  There is no break time.

What features will be available to me during the virtual appointments?

The virtual appointment platform will include: video/audio, screen share, profile uploads, video uploads, images, countdown clock, contact information for appointment-takers, online profile information, research databases and more.

What important dates should I mark on my calendar for virtual appointments?

The following are key dates for each appointment session:

Tuesday, February 16 Session | Buyer Choice
Requests Open | Monday, January 25 (Buyers Only)
Requests Due | Monday, February 8 (Buyers Only)
Schedules Sent | Friday, February 12
Appointment Day | Tuesday, February 16

Tuesday, March 16 Session | Multiple Appointment-taking Sellers
Requests Open | Monday, February 22 (Buyers & Eligible Sellers)
Requests Due | Monday, March 8 (Buyers & Eligible Sellers)
Schedules Sent | Friday, March 12
Appointment Day | Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, April 13 Session | Buyer Choice
Requests Open | Monday, March 22 (Buyers Only)
Requests Due | Monday, April 5 (Buyers Only)
Schedules Sent | Friday, April 9
Appointment Day | Tuesday, April 13

Tuesday, May 18 Session | Marketplace 2021 Sponsors
Requests Open | Monday, April 26 (Buyers & Eligible Sellers)
Requests Due | Monday, May 10 (Buyers & Eligible Sellers)
Schedules Sent | Friday, May 14
Appointment Day | Tuesday, May 18