ABA Marketplace delegates $54M in business

Posted on May 7, 2015

A post-event survey of delegates who attended the American Bus Association’s (ABA) 2015 Marketplace, held Jan. 10 to 13 in St. Louis, Mo., found that participants booked nearly $54 million in business at the show or in the weeks immediately after attending.

The total is up $6.67 million over Marketplace 2014, reflecting a 14% increase in business activity actually booked at or directly after the show as a result of connections and relationships made at the event.

The John Dunham and Associates survey reports that 85% of the companies at Marketplace either booked business in St. Louis or would likely book business as a direct result of attending. The survey also pointed out that average booked business as a result of Marketplace is up $11,660 per company from 2014. This figure suggests that companies were more likely this year than in years past to actually conduct business on the Marketplace floor.

“This survey once again shows the real value of attending ABA’s Marketplace. It’s where real business is getting done — every minute the Marketplace Business Floor is open and throughout the event’s many opportunities for networking and building relationships,” said ABA President/CEO Peter Pantuso. “Once again, we thank our friends and colleagues for attending this great event in St. Louis, and we look forward to another business-building Marketplace in Louisville, Ky., in 2016.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close