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ABA | MARKETPLACE 2020
How to Have a Successful Marketplace

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BA's 2020 Marketplace
is just around the corner.
Whether you are a veteran
Marketplace attendee or
this will be your first year, below are
some tips to ensure you have a great
show in Omaha, Neb., Jan. 10-14.
FOLLOW ABA on Facebook, Twitter,
and Instagram for the latest information.
Be sure to use #ABAOmaha on your
social media posts from the show.
VISIT the Orientation Center. If you
are a first-time STAR delegate, meet your
mentor and get your questions answered.
Take a tour to familiarize yourself with
the convention center and participate in
a Q&A panel with fellow STAR delegates.
ATTEND all Marketplace events.
Appointments are a key part of the event,
but there are plenty of other opportunities to network throughout the week.
Review the schedule and make sure you
attend education seminars, networking
events, and sightseeing tours.
NETWORK to build relationships
with fellow ABA members. Walk the
floor during your free time and take
advantage of the networking events listed in the schedule. Attending luncheons,
evening events, and volunteering are
great ways to meet members.
REVIEW your profile sheet. Profile
sheets and business cards are the only
collateral allowed on the Business Floor
during appointments, so be sure to create
the best resource for your company
and make sure to three-hole-punch the
copies. Examples of profile sheets are
available on the Marketplace website.
BE PROMPT to your meetings and
respectful of both the buyer's time and
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that of the seller who is next in line
for appointments.
DRESS appropriately. Appointments,
evening events, and sightseeing tours
are business casual. Make sure to wear
comfortable shoes, since you will be on
your feet a lot.

UTILIZE the supplies at Resource
Central. There are computers, printers,
and more resources located in close vicinity to the Business Floor. Stop by Resource
Central if you need quick assistance.
DEVELOP your professional skills
by attending an education session. This

Marketplace Highlights You Don't Want to Miss
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THESE EVENTS
Saturday, Jan. 11
Hispanic Motorcoach Council Meeting, 12-1 p.m.
Women in Buses Council Meeting, 12-2 p.m.
ABA's State and Regional Association Roundtable, 1-4 p.m.
Networking Floor Reception, 1:30-6 p.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council Orientation Session, 3-4 p.m.
ABA Foundation Live Auction, 4-5 p.m.
Operator Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12
Operator Breakfast, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council Sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All-Delegate Lunch and Annual Meeting, 12:20-2:25 p.m.
School Bus Council Meeting, 3-5 p.m.
CEO Summit, 3-5:30 p.m.
All-Delegate Evening Event at the Durham Museum, 7-10 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13
Operator Breakfast, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council Sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Busworld Academy North America, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Best of Broadway All-Delegate Lunch, 12:20-2:25 p.m.
ABA Foundation Afterglow, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Operator Breakfast, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Off-site, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Busworld Academy North America, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
All-Delegate Lunch, 12:20-1:45 p.m.
Closing Night Celebration, 7-10 p.m.



Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019

13 Architectural Gems
Living Life to the Fullest
Going Green
Marketing 101
Custom Fit
How to Have a Successful Marketplace
ABA Foundation Live & Silent Auction
ABA Gives Back
2020 Marketplace Offers Top-Notch Education
The Drive to New Technology
Tour Stop: New Year’s Eve Destinations
City Guide
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Receptive Operators
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - 13 Architectural Gems
Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Living Life to the Fullest
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Going Green
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Marketing 101
Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Custom Fit
Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - How to Have a Successful Marketplace
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - ABA Gives Back
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - 2020 Marketplace Offers Top-Notch Education
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - The Drive to New Technology
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