Schedule

ABA'S MARKETPLACE DATES AND DEADLINES

May 30
Registration Opened at Noon ET
Housing Reservations Opened at Noon ET
August 17
Early-Bird Deadline
September 20
Sign-Up Opened for Research Databases and Volunteer at Noon ET
September 26
Appointment Requests Begin at Noon ET
January 4
Appointment Requests Due
January 16
Appointment Schedules Sent/Manual Scheduling Begins at Noon ET
January 29
Manual Scheduling Ends

MARKETPLACE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

8 a.m.
Coach Exhibit Move-in

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sponsor/Exhibit Booth Set-Up (Booths must be set by 9 a.m. on Saturday)
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
ABA Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Orientation Center Subcommittee Meeting & Set-Up
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Resource Central Subcommittee Meeting & Set-Up (Meeting at 1 p.m.)
2–6 p.m.
Registration/Service Centers Open, Foundation Silent Auction Begins and Sightseeing Ticket Pick-Up
3-5 p.m. Florida Motorcoach Association Board of Directors Meeting
5-6 p.m.
Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) Committee Meeting
5-6 p.m.
Education Subcommittee Meeting
7 p.m.
Louisville At Your Leisure
7 p.m.

ABA Board of Directors Dinner
Sponsored by MCI

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

7-8 a.m.
Sightseeing Ticket Pick-up
7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Marketplace Floor, Service Centers, and Registration Open
8:30-10:30 a.m. NAMO Board Meeting
8:30-11 a.m. ABA Board of Directors Meeting

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Sightseeing Tours
Sponsored by Louisville CVB & Mint Julep Experiences
11 a.m.-Noon
ABA Executive Committee Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hispanic Motorcoach Council Meeting
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Women in Buses Council Meeting
Noon-1 p.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Executive Committee Meeting
Presented by ABC Companies
1:30-5:30 p.m.
Education Seminars/Education Bites
1:30–6 p.m.
Networking Floor Reception
Sponsored by Nashville, TN, National Interstate Insurance Company, Travel Oregon, Travel Portland
2-4 p.m.
ABA's State/Regional Association Roundtable
3-4 p.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Orientation Session
Presented by ABC Companies
4 p.m.
ABA Foundation Live Auction
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Operator Reception
Sponsored by “Sweet Home” Alabama
7 p.m.
Louisville At Your Leisure

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

7–7:30 a.m.
Ecumenical Service
Sponsored by The Calvin Gilmore Theater: Home of the Carolina Opry
7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Marketplace Floor, Service Centers, ABA Foundation Auction and Registration Open
7:45-8:45 a.m.
Operator Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.
Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) General Session
Presented by ABC Companies
9 a.m.–5:32 p.m.
DMO/Receptive/Charter Appointment Sessions
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Education Seminars/Education Bites
12:20–2:15 p.m.
Opening Celebration Lunch
2-5 p.m. Betterez User Group Meeting - Main Session
3-5 p.m. Asian Motorcoach Council Meeting

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Bus Maintenance & Repair (BusMARC) Council Orientation Session
Presented by ABC Companies
5:45-6:30 p.m. Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) Photo, Graduation and Reception
Sponsored by ABA
7-10 p.m.
Juleps, Jockey’s and Generosity Evening Event at the Kentucky Derby Museum
A Party for a Purpose to benefit the Churchill Downs Backside Learning Center
Sponsored by Louisville CVB & Kentucky Derby Museum

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Marketplace Floor, Service Centers, and Registration Open
7:45-8:45 a.m.
Operator Breakfast
9 a.m.-Noon Distinctive Systems Annual User Group Meeting
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Betterez User Group Meeting
9 a.m.–5:47 p.m.
Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Associations Appointment Sessions
9:30- 10:30 a.m.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) General Session
Presented by ABC Companies
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Education Seminars/Education Bites
10-11 a.m. Industry Trends
10-11:30 a.m. Travel South USA Meeting
12:20–2:25 p.m.
"Best of Broadway" All-Delegate Lunch
Sponsored by Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com
3-5 p.m. Distinctive Systems Annual User Group Meeting
3-5 p.m. School Bus Council Meeting
4:30-6 p.m. Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Closing Session
Presented by ABC Companies
7–10 p.m.
Dine Around Louisville
Dine Around Guide
Sponsored by Louisville CVB
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
ABA Foundation Afterglow
Sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe International and Prevost

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Marketplace Floor, Service Centers and Registration Open
7:45–8:45 a.m.
Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by ABA
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) Offsite
Presented by ABC Companies
9 a.m.–5:02 p.m.
Lodging/Attraction/Associate/Allied Associations Appointment Sessions
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Education Seminars/Education Bites
Noon
Final Buyer Mailbox Delivery
12:20–1:45 p.m.
All-Delegate Lunch
3 p.m.
Foundation Silent Auction Closes
6-8 p.m.
Motorcoach and Exhibitor Move-Out
7-10 p.m.
Closing Night Celebration
Sponsored by Visit Omaha

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

5:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Complimentary Airport Shuttle