Schedule

Marketplace OnDemand is the home of the best travel and bus industry virtual events. See what we have lined up below. You can sort and search events as needed.

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All times below are listed as Eastern Time Zone
  • Virtual Education Session: Getting More From Virtual Work: Key Tips for Home Office/Remote Productivity

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Randall Dean

    In this new program reflecting our current times with the coronavirus outbreak, Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert®, will take his 16+ years "working from a home office" and leading virtual client meetings and webinars, and provide you with tips that can greatly increase your productivity and effectiveness with both. We'll discuss critical set up, equipment, software, tools, and apps that will make your work from home experience more productive and less distracting.  We’ll also discuss critical tips for running and/or attending online virtual meetings so they can be more useful and effective.  All in a quick webinar program!

    Missed this event? View in through the OnDemand link in the Marketplace OnDemand Library.

    Thursday / February 4
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Networking Event: Scavenger Hunt

    How many common, ordinary items have a connection to Baltimore? More than you might think! Baltimore is known as a city of firsts and this interactive virtual scavenger hunt proves why. After you search for items around your home or office, you'll hear the fascinating stories behind them and how Baltimore is related. We bet you'll never look at them the same again!

    Missed this event? View in through the OnDemand link in the Marketplace OnDemand Library.

    Wednesday / February 10
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • March Value-Add Appointment Session Requests Begin

    Monday / February 22
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Markeplace Passport

  • Virtual Education Session: The Comeback: How to Prepare for the Surge of Travel Coming Our Way

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Gini Trask

    Experts are predicting a enormous surge in the travel sector post-pandemic. What can your company do to be prepared? We will discuss protocols and practices for moving forward. What travelers expect in this "Brave New World of Getting Back to Travel" and how to lay the foundation now for success later.

    Monday / February 22
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: 540 Innovative Thinking

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Wade Younger

    Have you ever wished you had a game changing idea? One of those Google, Facebook, or iPhone ideas that would change your life and the world around you? 540 Vision shows you how to generate innovative ideas and turn them into a reality.  But how do you translate a fantastic vision into something practical? How do you make sure you reap the benefits from it? How do you develop and nurture the mindset that takes you to the next level? Let 540 Vision be your guide to success!

    Thursday / March 4
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: TikTok What? Short Form Video to Connect & Convert

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Heather Lutze

    With Tiktok, Instagram reels, and stories, how does a business owner make sense of such cutting-edge social video tech? Short Form Social Video is here to stay.  Capture the special moments of your events and tours LIVE. To make your work look fresh and hip by capturing your events LIVE that tells a real story. Leave feeling comfortable in creating a video in a whole new way…easily.

    Thursday / March 4
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • March Value-Add Appointment Requests Due

    Monday / March 8
    11:59 PM — 11:59 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Networking Event: The Shape of Speed

    Crab cakes and sailing, that's what Baltimore does best. And everyone knows the best way to explore Baltimore is by water. Join the crew of Pride of Baltimore II for a sail back in time to explore our city's rich maritime history, its pivotal role in the War of 1812 & the birth of the US national anthem.
     

    Wednesday / March 10
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • March Value-Add Appointment Schedules Available

    Thursday / March 11
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • March Value-Add Appointment Day

    Tuesday / March 16
    10:30 AM — 03:30 PM

    Marketplace OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • April Value-Add Appointment Session Requests Begin

    Monday / March 22
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Education Session: Managing the Uncertainties - How Manage Change and Grow Your Business

    Track: Professional Skill Development

    Speaker: Johnny Campbell

    Are the changes in today's world an opportunity for prosperity or a pain in the neck? Change can be scary and there are clear uncertainties in the marketplace due to COVID, but you can transition through them & succeed. In this program, we will discuss how business professionals can manage change and navigate through the uncertainties of the marketplace & grow their business.

    Monday / March 22
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Be At Your Best Every Day: 5 Principles To Consistent Sales Success

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: David Fellman

    Whether it’s your full-time job or just one of the many hats you wear as an owner or manager, you are a salesperson. So the question is, are you really functioning at your best in that role every day? It’s easy to get sidetracked, to develop bad habits, and even bad attitudes. It’s not always easy to maintain your enthusiasm and your commitment to growing your business.    This is a session that will help you to reboot, through 5 Guiding Principles:   

    1. Have a business-building attitude 
    2. Be all about customer service and Customer Maximization 
    3. Don’t make it all about price 
    4. Time really is money, pay attention to how you’re spending it 
    5. If you have bad customers, do something about it!

    Monday / March 22
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Leading from the Middle

    Track: Professional Skill Development

    Speaker: John Kennedy

    Leading from the Middle:  Join John Kennedy as he addresses the new thought-provoking look at leadership in today’s economy. The hierarchy of yesterday's corporate org chart is being flattened and the “new now” of management and leadership demands a new approach. John will dive deep into the four levels of leadership, the three qualities of a successful leader, and how vision, values and volition can provide the right environment for emerging or existing leaders to drive impact and relationships within their teams.

    Thursday / April 1
    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: OneNote, One Drive, and Office Lens: Three Essential Microsoft 365 Tools for Extended Productivity

    Track: Professional Skill Development

    Speaker: Randall Dean

    Microsoft Office users have used Outlook for years for enhanced productivity, but with the rise of Microsoft 365, they now have a new suite of tools than can expand productivity, collaboration, and coordination. Three of the easiest tools to use are OneDrive (and related OneDriveLive.com), OneNote, and the new Office Lens app for scanning/PDF creation. In this program by Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert®, he shows you how these natural extensions to your Microsoft tools can enhance your real-time productivity, increase the productivity of your smart-phone/tablet devices, and move beyond individual productivity to deeper team productivity and collaboration.

    Thursday / April 1
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: The Future of Travel is Here

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Crystal Washington

    The travel and tourism industry has been disrupted. Now what? Are you positioning yourself to take advantage of travelers and planners aching to resume travel? How are you preparing to future-proof your business for the next disruption? Discover the innovative and fun tactics you should employ today to secure your tomorrow!

    Thursday / April 1
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • April Value-Add Appointment Requests Due

    Monday / April 5
    11:59 PM — 11:59 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Networking Event: Meet & Greet at the National Aquarium

    Grab your family for a fun and informal "meet and greet" with one of our animal residents and animal experts at the National Aquarium!  More than an engaging and educational experience, learn why your support matters and how your visit helps the Aquarium fulfill its mission of inspiring conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.  

     

    Wednesday / April 7
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • April Value-Add Appointment Schedules Available

    Thursday / April 8
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • April Value-Add Appointment Day

    Tuesday / April 13
    10:30 AM — 03:30 PM

    Marketplace OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Education Session: Book With Confidence: Creating Confidence in Travelers

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Gini Trask

    During the pandemic, Gini Trask and her company Top Tier Travel have traveled over 2,000 travelers. In this seminar she will cover implementation of customer communication, cancellation, change and safety protocols for travelers and creating a "Book with Confidence" program to help travelers feel confident making plans to travel in these uncertain times.

    Monday / April 19
    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Upcycle Your Social Media for a New Audience

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Heather Lutze

    Sometimes you have to remind them of what they have missed. You have created incredible tour experiences, but business is not what it used to be. Create amazing, relevant content from what you already have  in your archive of photos, stories, and events.   Create a fresh twist on past events.  Take what you already have from years gone by and upcycle them for a new social audience.

    Monday / April 19
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Selling with Buyochemistry

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Wade Younger

    Buyochemistry is a keynote which analyzes what makes people buy. Understand what people really want. Discover how to optimize your brand, based on the latest neuroscience.  This presentation identifies the factors that influence buyers’ decisions in a world cluttered with messages.  Through a study of the human psyche, understand the subconscious mind and its role in deciding what the buyer will buy.

    Monday / April 19
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Requests Begin

    Tuesday / April 20
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Networking Event | Hope Through History: How Civil War Medicine Shaped Our World

    Civil War medicine was all saws and whiskey right? Not so fast! This virtual program from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will examine how surgeons and nurses changed the course of medical history during the conflict. Many of the basics of healthcare today - hospitals, ambulances, professionalized, scientific medicine - all emerged from the Civil War. We'll take a look at the truth about medical care in the Civil War and how it continues to impact us today. 

    Tuesday / April 20
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Requests Open

    Tuesday / May 4
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Education Session: The Future of Work

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Crystal Washington

    Constant technology innovations, Gen Z entering the ranks, and a changing global marketplace were already dramatically impacting the face of the workplace. Then 2020 arrived and the script got flipped upside-down. Technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington shows leaders how they can thrive now while keeping an eye on the horizon to be ready to ride future waves of change.

    Thursday / May 6
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Accelerating Towards the Convenience Economy

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: John Kennedy

    There are three types of economies--Price, Experience and Convenience.  The innovative changes and outcomes of the last year have forced many organizations to recreate the manner in which they connect, communicate and engage with their consumers. Join John as he discusses all three and helps your company to accelerate towards the new level of engagement--the convenience economy.

    Thursday / May 6
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Requests Due

    Tuesday / May 11
    11:59 PM — 11:59 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • Virtual Education Session: Google Keep, Google Drive, and Google Shortcuts – Three Essential Productivity Tools for Google Users

    Track: Professional Skill Development

    Speaker: Randall Dean

    Three powerful productivity tools are now readily available to G-Suite users – Keep, Drive, and a Chrome add-on – Google Shortcuts. These programs greatly enhance your capabilities beyond Gmail and Calendar. Learn to use Google Keep to create and share notes, checklists, and more; use Drive as your primary cloud drive for documents/files, how to share files with Drive, and use the app on your phone as a scanning/PDF creation device. You will also learn about Google Shortcuts – a Chrome browser tool giving you “fingertip” access to the most-used Google apps.. Take your Google usage to a new level with this program!

    Monday / May 17
    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Education Session: Building Your Net-Worth through Result-Driven Networking - How to Network Like a Pro and Grow Your Business

    Track: Business Strategies

    Speaker: Johnny Campbell

    Networking: Professional selling in its highest form. Networking when done correctly has the power to put more leads and money in your pocket with less resistance than any other method of marketing. In this program, we will discuss your networking positioning and how you can use LinkedIn, Facebook & various other online networks to obtain More Referrals and Grow Your Business.

    Monday / May 17
    02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Networking Event | Niagara Falls USA Trivia Challenge

    Join the host with the most, John Percy, for an exciting morning of Niagara Falls USA trivia! Test your destination knowledge with a variety of fun facts, tips and tricks for a chance to win prizes—including VISA gift cards and designer purses and handbags! We hope to see you there!

    Tuesday / May 18
    11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Schedules Available

    Tuesday / May 18
    12:00 PM — 12:00 PM

    Marketplace OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Networking Event | Crabology 101: Become an Expert in All Things Crab!

    Not a Maryland native? You might need some tips on how to tackle our home state’s famous crustacean! This virtual cooking segment is brought to you by Phillips Seafood, a family-owned seafood company that has specialized in crab since its beginnings on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay in 1914. Expert Crabologist Donald Manning will teach you all the tricks for picking the perfect crab meat for any recipe, from premium jumbo lump to claw. Plus, learn how to make Phillips’ famous Maryland-style crab cakes - we’ll be spilling all the family secrets of our original recipe, enjoyed by thousands of travelers each year at Phillips Seafood restaurants.

    Don’t miss Peter Pantuso President & CEO of ABA and Dustin Arnheim Vice President of Sales & Convention Services in action in their kitchen’s as they follow along with Phillips Seafood’s Crabologist Donald Manning and battle in making the best crab cakes. Participants in this virtual experience can test their Maryland and crab knowledge to will win one following prizes.

    • Phillips Seafood Chef Pack - Phillips 100th Anniversary Cookbook, Phillips Apron, Phillips Seasonings & Sauces
    • Phillips Seafood Crab Cake Kit - Phillips Crab Meat with all the ingredients to make Crab Cakes
    • Baltimore Getaway Package… Eat, Play, & Stay! – Crabs & Crushes on Phillips Crab Deck,  National Aquarium Tickets & Hotel Accommodations for Two
    • Free Seafood for a Year! – Monthly reservation at one of our restaurants in Baltimore or Ocean City, Maryland or 12 months of Phillips grocery product
    Monday / May 24
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • Virtual Networking Event | Crabology 101: Become an Expert in All Things Crab!

    Not a Maryland native? You might need some tips on how to tackle our home state’s famous crustacean! This virtual cooking segment is brought to you by Phillips Seafood, a family-owned seafood company that has specialized in crab since its beginnings on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay in 1914. Expert Crabologist Donald Manning will teach you all the tricks for picking the perfect crab meat for any recipe, from premium jumbo lump to claw. Plus, learn how to make Phillips’ famous Maryland-style crab cakes – we’ll be spilling all the family secrets of our original recipe, enjoyed by thousands of travelers each year at Phillips Seafood restaurants. Don’t miss Peter Pantuso President & CEO of ABA and Dustin Arnheim Vice President of Sales & Convention Services in action in their kitchen’s as they follow along with Phillips Seafood’s Crabologist Donald Manning and battle in making the best crab cakes. Participants in this virtual experience can test their Maryland and crab knowledge to will win one following prizes. | Sponsored by Phillips Seafood and Visit Baltimore

    • Phillips Seafood Chef Pack – Phillips 100th Anniversary Cookbook, Phillips Apron, Phillips Seasonings & Sauces
    • Phillips Seafood Crab Cake Kit – Phillips Crab Meat with all the ingredients to make Crab Cakes
    • Baltimore Getaway Package… Eat, Play, & Stay! – Crabs & Crushes on Phillips Crab Deck,  National Aquarium Tickets & Hotel Accommodations for Two
    • Free Seafood for a Year! – Monthly reservation at one of our restaurants in Baltimore or Ocean City, Maryland or 12 months of Phillips grocery product
    Monday / May 24
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Requests Due

    Monday / May 24
    11:59 PM — 11:59 PM

    Marketplace Passport

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Day 1

    Tuesday / May 25
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Networking Event | Phil Vassar at Ryman Auditorium

    Phil Vassar at Ryman Auditorium | Grab a drink and tune in for a special evening with your Nashville friends after the conclusion of virtual Marketplace Appointments.  Enjoy a performance from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium by our friend and country music artist, Phil Vassar.

    Tuesday / May 25
    05:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Day 2

    Wednesday / May 26
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • May Marketplace Appointment Session Day 3

    Thursday / May 27
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Schedules Available

    Tuesday / June 1
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Networking Event: Louisville’s Old Fashioned Road Trip

    Join Louisville Tourism’s resident Group Tour experts Saundra Robertson and Jessica Morgan as they guide you on a virtual road trip around some of Louisville’s top attractions and events. Participate in a classic road trip game while learning about the city’s best group tour offerings for a chance to win exciting Bourbon City prizes and or a trip to Bourbon City! *We encourage all attendees to have their zoom cameras on the day of the event to take part in a real Old Fashioned Road Trip Experience.

    Tuesday / June 1
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • Virtual Education Session: Rules Of Engagement

    Speaker: David Fellman

    Engagement is a magic word in business. You want employees who are engaged with you, not just showing up every day and working for a paycheck, but understanding and working with you toward your goals. You want customers who are equally engaged, which helps you to maximize the value of each customer relationship, and you must engage with prospects in order to turn them into customers in the first place. Finally, you want suppliers who are true partners, not just people/companies who sell you things. So how does this happen? Better communication, perhaps involving a different approach to communication. This fast moving session will help you to understand the Rules Of Engagement in the modern marketplace.    Learning Objectives:   
    • How to define, validate and communicate your company’s core values  
    • How to provide your team members with a voice in decision-making processes 
    • How to create an “engagement pathway” from your advertising to your website to the point of sale. 
    • How to know – not just think or hope! – that you have happy and loyal customers

    Thursday / June 3
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Classroom

  • Virtual Networking Event: Illusions by Spencer Horseman

    Spencer Horsman was born in the entertainment business. Both of his parents, Ken & Mary Horsman, were both former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns as well as Ronald McDonald for 20 years. Spencer was introduced to magic when he was 4 years old when his father opened his magic shop.  A child prodigy at 15, Spencer had already made feature appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, Talk Soup, The Statler Brothers Show as well as performing with David Copperfield & Lance Burton in Las Vegas. Now at 35, Spencer continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his extremely witty and engaging close up & stage shows  has since performed for high profile stars including Ray Lewis, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Dan Aykroyd, Chazz Palminteri & Steve Forbes. He is the featured performer and owner of ‘Illusions: Magic Bar & Theater’ in Baltimore, which celebrated 14 years of operation in March 2021. Before the show: Everyone (yes, everyone) could please make up a set of 4 pieces of paper roughly the size of a credit card. On each piece, on one side, write a different hobby, activity, etc that you have been indulging in during the quarantine (example: one piece may say sleeping, another cooking, another walking, etc). We will make use of those during the show.

    Monday / June 7
    12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Day 1

    Tuesday / June 8
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Day 2

    Wednesday / June 9
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Networking Event | The Best in Broadway Happy Hour

    Grab a cocktail and take your seats, intermission is over, and the show is about to begin!” Broadway is back and coming to you live at ABA Marketplace OnDemand, featuring performances and special guests from your favorite Broadway shows and featuring Broadway’s hardest working cast from Group Sales Box Office

    Wednesday / June 9
    05:00 PM — 06:00 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium

  • June Marketplace Appointment Session Day 3

    Thursday / June 10
    09:40 AM — 04:34 PM

    OnDemand Virtual Business Floor

  • Virtual Networking Event | Texas Bound 2022!

    Get ready for your trip to Texas in 2022 with this virtual session!  Mix-up a Texas cocktail with our Mixologist specialist, learn a new Texas line dance from your line dance instructor and enjoy live entertainment from Third Rail entertainment venue inside the new Grapevine Main Station.  So grab your cowboy hat and start shining those boots, because we will be LIVE in Grapevine January 8 – 11, 2022!  (Additional information regarding cocktail ingredients and tools will be provided to all delegates in advance.) 

    Thursday / June 10
    05:30 PM — 06:30 PM

    OnDemand Auditorium