Registration

REGISTRATION LINKS

Online Registration System (Members Only) | Click Here
Downloadable/Fillable Registration Form | Click Here

Registration includes access to the following events and tools:

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events and Meal Functions
  • Operator Events (Operator and Allied Association Registrations Only)
  • Marketplace Business Floor (Appointment-takers, Rotation and Business Floor Delegates Only)
  • My Marketplace Passport | Online tool for managing your Marketplace experience.
  • Interactive Research Databases | Real-time and smart resource to target business leads based on submitted criteria.

Not a member of ABA? Contact us at meetingsdept@buses.org.

COMPANY REGISTRATION TYPES

Your registration type is determined by the primary membership category for your organization except for Bus, Tour and Receptive Operators.  These operator organizations can attend Marketplace a Buyers and/or Sellers, depending on their business purpose in attending Marketplace.

Buyer/Operator Types

The designation given to Motorcoach and Tour Operators who attend Marketplace to meet with Sellers to foster business relationships, purchase products and services and/or attend educational and special interest council events.

Operator/Buyer

ABA Bus and Tour Operator I & II and Guest Operators

Seller Types

Sellers attend Marketplace to meet with Buyers (motorcoach/tour operator) to foster business relationships and solicit tourism dollars and become more knowledgeable through education seminars and networking opportunities.

DMO

ABA Member Categories: CVBs, State/Provincial DMOs, Private DMO, Federal

Lodging

ABA Member Categories: Hoteliers, Hotel Brokers, Hotel Management Groups

Attraction

ABA Member Categories: Adventure Tour Agricultural/Farm Attraction, Amusement/Theme/Water Park, Aquarium, Brewery/Distillery/Winery, Casino, Cavern/Cave, Dining/Food Service, Dinner Theatre, Entertainment/Amenities-Onboard, Entertainment Complex, Factory Tour, Festival/Event, Floating/Boating/Cruise Line, Garden/Arboretum. Historic Attraction, IMAX Theater, Museum, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports Activity/Event, Racetrack, Theater/Entertainer, Train, Travel Plaza/Truck Stop, Zoo/Animal Park

Receptive Operator

ABA Member Categories: Receptive Operators, Tour Planners

Charter Operator

ABA Member Categories: Charter Operators

Associate

ABA Member Categories: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers

Allied Association

ABA Member Categories: State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations

DELEGATE EVENT ROLE

Each delegate within a company registration type is assigned an event role that determines access.

Appointment-taker

These delegates can participate in the prescheduled business appointment request and scheduling process.  Buyer/Operator appointment-takers will also be assigned a booth on the Business Floor.

Rotation

A Motorcoach and Tour Operator who alternates the Marketplace appointment responsibilities with another company Buyer registrant. Buyers can send one rotation delegate for every appointment-taking delegate registered.  Rotation delegates also have access to all the other events and tools of Marketplace.  These delegates do not participate in the prescheduling appointment process.

Business Floor

Once an organization reaches their limit number of appointment-takers, any additional delegates from the organization wanting access to the Business Floor would register with this event role.  Business Floor delegates can access the business floor to attend appointments with an appointment-taker or conduct appointments with buyers with an open appointment slot.  Business Floor delegates also have access to all the other events and tools of Marketplace.  These delegates do not participate in the prescheduling appointment process.

Representative/Exhibitor

This event role is limited to certain membership categories.  Representatives/exhibitors do not have access to the Business Floor nor participate in the appointment process.  Representative/Exhibitor delegates also have access to all the other events and tools of Marketplace.

Guest

Guests attend ABA’s Marketplace for the social and meal functions (i.e., spouses, family members). Guests may not be employed by ABA member companies or plan to conduct business. No single event tickets are available.