All Marketplace Activities are being held at the Charlotte Convention Center unless noted.

Marketplace Schedule
Fri., Jan. 4
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Board of Directors Executive Committee Breakfast & Meeting
Noon - 5 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting
Sat., Jan. 5 8 - 9 a.m. Board of Directors Breakfast
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration and Service Centers Open
1 - 5 p.m. Sightseeing Tours
Sponsored by Visit Charlotte
7 p.m. Experience Charlotte on Your Own
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Dinner
Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries & ZF Industries
Sun., Jan. 6 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Zumba Dance Class
Benefits the ABA Foundation
Sponsored by IHG
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration and Marketplace Floor Open
7:15 - 7:45 a.m. Ecumenical Service
Sponsored by The Carolina Opry
8 - 9 a.m. Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by Greater Birmingham CVB, Alabama Tourism Department, Jackson CVB and Mississippi Division of Tourism
9:30 - 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony and ABA Annual Meeting
Keynote: Mike Helton, President, NASCAR
Sponsored by Visit Charlotte
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. NAMO Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. CTIS Class Photo
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Education Seminars
Noon - 3 p.m. Entertainer Motorcoach Council Meeting  
Noon - 5:30 p.m. Networking Floor Reception
Sponsored by ABC Companies, CH Bus Sales Inc./Temsa, Motor Coach Industries and Prevost
4 p.m. ABA Foundation Live Auction
Benefits the ABA Foundation
5 - 6 p.m. Women in Buses Reception
Sponsored by Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
7 - 10 p.m. Visit NC's The Big Sh'Bang at Discovery Place
Sponsored by Visit NC
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Marketplace Gives Back Event
Mon., Jan. 7 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Zumba Dance Class
Benefits the ABA Foundation
Sponsored by IHG
7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Marketplace Floor Open
8 - 9 a.m. Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by Myrtle Beach Area CVB
9 - 11 a.m. FMCSA Listening Session: Entry Level Driver Training

This session will seek comments on the issue of entry-level training of commercial motor vehicle drivers. FMCSA requests that participants identify ideas and concepts FMCSA should consider in moving forward with a rulemaking to implement the requirements contained in the recently enacted Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP–21) Surface Transportation Act.  Wherever possible, it would be helpful to indicate whether the ideas or concepts identified are supported by research and data analyses, including cost/benefit considerations. 

9 - 11 a.m.
State Association Leadership Congress Meeting
9:10 a.m. - 5:59 p.m. DMO/Receptive Operator Appointment Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Education Seminars
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. State Travel Director Program
Noon - 2 p.m. BISC Executive Meeting
12:30- 2 p.m. All-Delegate Lunch
Sponsored by Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com
2 - 4 p.m. FMCSA Listening Session: Entry Level Driver Training
This session will seek comments on the issue of entry-level training of commercial motor vehicle drivers. FMCSA requests that participants identify ideas and concepts FMCSA should consider in moving forward with a rulemaking to implement the requirements contained in the recently enacted Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP–21) Surface Transportation Act.  Wherever possible, it would be helpful to indicate whether the ideas or concepts identified are supported by research and data analyses, including cost/benefit considerations.
7 - 10 p.m. Rev It Up at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Sponsored by the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Visit Charlotte
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ABA Foundation Afterglow
Benefits the American Bus Foundation
Sponsored by Hard Rock International
Tues., Jan. 8 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Zumba Dance Class
Benefits the ABA Foundation
Sponsored by IHG
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration and Marketplace Floor Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. State/Provincial Caucus Meetings
Click here for the final list of caucus locations.
8 - 9 a.m. Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by Atlantic City CVA
8 - 9 a.m. BISC Breakfast
Sponsored by Transportation Safety Exchange
9 - 10 a.m. Women in Buses Roundtable
Anne Collins, Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Sponsored by Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. BISC Meetings
9:10 a.m. - 5:59 p.m. Lodging/Attraction/Receptive Operator/Associate Appointment Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Education Seminars
12:30- 2 p.m. Enjoy the Missouri Show All-Delegate Lunch
Sponsored by Missouri Division of Tourism, Branson/Lakes Area CVB, St. Louis CVC, Kansas City CVA and Drury Hotels
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. CTIS Graduation (Class Photo at 6 p.m.)
7 p.m. Dine Around Charlotte
Sponsored by Visit Charlotte
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. New York Auction Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by Destinations of New York State
Wed., Jan. 9 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Zumba Dance Class
Benefits the ABA Foundation
Sponsored by IHG
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration and Marketplace Floor Open
8 - 9 a.m. Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by Delaware Tourism
8 - 9 a.m. BISC Breakfast
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. BISC Meetings
9:10 a.m. - 5:59 p.m. Lodging/Attraction/Receptive Operator/Associate Appointment Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Education Seminars
12:30- 2 p.m. All-Delegate Lunch
7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Together Again Evening Event
Sponsored by Nashville CVB
Thurs., Jan. 10 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. NTSB Course: Managing Crisis Communications
Sponsored by National Interstate Insurance Company