ABA provides a number of business, networking and educational opportunities throughout the year with our events. Build your business by attending and registering for one of ABA's live or online events this year!
Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year – the industry’s premier business event – Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. Marketplace is truly a market-place – an active, vibrant forum of buyers and sellers where business gets done. With more than 140,000 pre-scheduled appointments and 800 pre-qualified operators, Marketplace offers a year’s worth of sales meetings in one week.
The American Bus Association has created several affiliated councils to provide added value to your membership through their events.
African American Motorcoach Council
The African American Motorcoach Council endeavors to promote the continued growth, fellowship and development of the black-owned businesses in the motorcoach industry. It will do this by serving as a resource center and forum to promote safe motorcoach operations, encourage interaction among operators and transportation planners, and advocate for black-owned businesses.
Bus Industry Safety Council
The mission of the Bus Industry Safety Council is to continually raise the level of safety in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry through collaborative efforts of professionals in a workshop and educational environment.
Bus Maintenance and Repair Council
The Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC) addresses the need for continuing maintenance education and compliance training as well as provide a new venue for equipment, parts and service providers to interact with the bus industry.
Entertainer Motorcoach Council
The mission and purpose of the Entertainer Motorcoach Council are to inspire a level of confidence in the safety, reliability, and quality of service for the operations of entertainer coaches employed on a charter or lease basis; actively promote the high-quality services of EMC members; and more.
Hispanic Motorcoach Council
The Hispanic Motorcoach Council endeavors to promote the continued growth, fellowship and development of the Hispanic business community in the motorcoach industry. It will do this by serving as a resource center and forum to promote safe motorcoach operations, encourage interaction among operators and transportation planners, and advocate for Hispanic and Minority-owned businesses.
School Bus Council
The School Bus Council provides an opportunity for ABA members that operate school buses to meet and discuss the unique business and operational issues facing school bus operators, including Department of Transportation-related issues as well as state and local issues that are unique to school bus operations.
Women in Buses Council
Women in Buses Council recognizes and advances the role of women in the motorcoach industry through networking, education and mentoring programs.
ABA holds monthly webinars on a number of topics that help professional growth and development.