Thanks for a Fantastic Marketplace 2013
Delegates packed the Charlotte Convention Center for the American Bus Association’s 35th annual Marketplace, the largest and best motorcoach, tourism, and travel show in North America.
More than 3,300 ABA members and industry professionals headed to Charlotte, N.C., from January 5 - 9 for Marketplace, including 787 motorcoach and tour operators. Delegates took advantage of the open Business Floor and made the most of the more than 135,000 quality appointments in addition to hundreds of networking opportunities and educational seminars.
Evening events gave attendees the chance to relax on a bed of nails and pet a starfish at Discovery Place, moonlight and Moonshine at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and rock out with Phil Vassar at the Nashville party.
And, as always, Marketplace attendees showed their generosity as well, donating $40,000 to this year's Marketplace Gives Back charity, A Child's Place, and more than $150,000 to the ABA Foundation.
ABA proved once again that Marketplace is the first and best motorcoach, travel and tourism event each year that generates millions in business opportunities and connections.
Thanks for a great show, and we look forward to seeing you next year in downtown Nashville, Tenn., for Marketplace 2014!
3300 people attended the show
787 motorcoach and tour operators were in attendance
299 motorcoach and tour operator companies took appointments all week
135,000+ appointments were conducted
263 Associate service & product suppliers attended
72 associate product and service suppliers exhibited at MKPL
Networking Floor offered 13 motorcoaches and 134 exhibitors
$40,000 raised for A Child’s Place
View Marketplace photos on SmugMug.
Read the archived issues of Marketplace Today, the daily newsletter of ABA's Marketplace 2013, written from the show floor in Charlotte, NC.
Directory of Participants
Access the final registered list of delegates for Marketplace 2013.