Kick off 2017 with the Right Business Vibe – Attend ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace

As 2016 comes to a close, it is a time to reflect on what went well this year and what could have gone better. How has your social media plan worked out? How do you feel productivity was this year? Do you need to be re-energized with new ideas?

Coming to ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland, Jan. 13-17, can create the spark you need to head into 2017 with vigor! Whether it is about reconnecting with old friends or building business relationships with new colleagues, ABA’s Marketplace has what you need! Our business floor offers a year’s worth of sales meeting in one week. With more than 140,000 pre-scheduled appointments and 800 pre-qualified operators, this is the perfect event to jumpstart your 2017! And our social events are top-notch opportunities to make new connections.

Do you feel that a few education sessions on marketing, social media use, personal and professional innovation may be what you are looking for? Then we’ve got you covered! At ABA’s Marketplace you will find more than 50 educational sessions and mini-sessions available to help you build up your professional and personal strengths. And our keynote speaker – Josh Linkner – at the Sunday Lunch will challenge you to reinvent yourself to drive creativity, innovation and performance in your company!

Linkner is a four-time successful tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and CEO, who will inspire you to reinvent yourself to seize your business' full potential! To Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress, and as such, he's spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. He delivers a clear call to action: it's better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear how he has been successful for more than 20 years as a hypergrowth CEO by using innovative approaches to outperform competitors, fight through adversity, and achieve the highest levels in his businesses. He will not only inspire you but also leave you with actionable strategies to drive your business forward. 

Are you looking for the opportunity to network and engage with people who know what it is like to do your job? Take advantage of the expanded format and join one of our Council meetings. Our Bus Industry Safety Council, Bus Maintenance and Repair Council, the Hispanic Motorcoach Council, the Entertainer Motorcoach Council and Women in Buses Council will all be meeting during the week. Our councils are the best places to meet business owners like yourself and have meaningful discussions on how these segments of the industry can provide added value to your membership.

There is literally something for everyone at ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace.  

New this year! ABA has teamed up with MorphoTrust USA to offer all Marketplace attendees the opportunity to sign up for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) PreCheck trusted traveler program! MorphoTrust will have an RV on the show floor that will facilitate the enrollment process for attendees. All you have to do before the show is pre-enroll here and then bring a valid passport or proof of identification and citizenship and the rest of the process can be finished at the show!

Don’t miss this premier event that is focused on building your business! Start 2017 on a positive and register today

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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