2018 OMCA Marketplace

EVENT DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
LOCATION: Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino

Registration Fees

Thank you for attending the 2017 Marketplace!

Please note that final terms and fees for 2018 will be confirmed early next year – be sure to check back!

All fees below pertain to the 2017 Marketplace and are shown pre-tax (where applicable) and are charged in the currency of the country in which the business is based.

Buyers (2017)

  • OMCA Tour Operator Members: Free registration, maximum 2 delegates per company, per booth (including one appointment-taking delegate)
  • Guest Buyers: Free registration, plus a complimentary $250 expense credit for a full set of appointments (one-time only); maximum 2 delegates per company, per booth (including one appointment-taking delegate)
  • Non-member Buyers: $350 registration fee per delegate

*Please note: In order to provide free registration to our buyers, OMCA is no longer covering hotel accommodations.  For your convenience, the host hotel will have a Buyer block with a preferred rate, which you may choose to book.

Sellers (2017)

Registration fees are based on the seller company’s membership address.  Suppliers must be OMCA members to attend.

  • Canadian Delegates: $995 CAD
    • Second Delegate (Non-appointment-taking): $500 CAD
  • American Delegates: $895 USD
    • Second Delegate (Non-appointment-taking): $450 CAD

(*Management Group and National Chain members will be registered as the company listed on the membership; a separate membership and registration is needed for individual hotels or restaurants that are part of those memberships to retain that individual company name.)

Coach Operators (2017)

Coach Operator delegates: $450

Product & Services (2017)

Products & Services delegates: $450

Additional Guests (2017)

  • Ice Breaker, Monday Night Event: $150 per event
  • Lunch: $100 per lunch

*All details and requirements are subject to change.

Why You Need to Attend the OMCA Marketplace!

OMCA Marketplace – A Great Investment in Your Business’ Success

We already know that the OMCA Marketplace has great events, amazing food, and an intimate “family” feeling. And while all that’s great, we also know that what really matters is the business you do there, the return that you can generate on your investment in time and money.

So OMCA recently asked the University of Guelph’s Business School Tourism and Hospitality Department to survey Marketplace participants to measure the economic value of attending, to put some hard numbers around the ROI of participating in marketplace, and this is what they found:

For Suppliers:

  • Over 5 million in business was booked on the marketplace floor, an average of $16,800 per participant.
  • Another 14 million in post-show bookings, an average of $41,700 per participant.
  • As a result of the show suppliers booked some 6,000 tours, an average of 17 per participant
  • On average suppliers walked away from the show with 17 solid leads.

For Tour Operators:

  • Tour operators reported meeting an average of 23 new suppliers;
  • They booked business with 10 of these,
  • And generated on average 7 new business ideas as a result of attending.
  • They also reported that as a result of attending they felt strongly that they received better rates, and better service, from the suppliers that they formed a relationship with through Marketplace.

So the question isn’t whether can you afford attend OMCA’s marketplace, the question is, can you afford not to?


Volunteer Opportunities

To become a volunteer during Marketplace, fill out this year’s form and send it to Christine Loo at christine@omca.com

Mark your calendars with these important dates leading up to the annual OMCA Marketplace.

View the full Marketplace program schedule at a glance, including Coach Operator and Supplier sessions.

Learn ways to build up your business, stay up to date with the latest technology and other industry developments. Seminars target tour operators, coach operators and sellers.

Host and overflow hotels for Marketplace can be found here; be sure to book early! View hotel websites, accommodation options and available rates.

These helpful hints are provided here to assist new and seasoned delegates, offering a useful guide to making the most of Marketplace.

Delegates can check here to see when their appointments are scheduled (as determined by membership category) when making travel plans and booking accommodations.

View current sponsorship opportunities available for Marketplace – build your exposure, and get in front of your targeted audience.

OMCA is grateful to all sponsors and thankful for their ongoing support. These are our current sponsors and their respective websites for more information.

The Silent Auction puts your business in front of your target market at Marketplace. Proceeds go towards benefitting the travel industry, through education, advocacy, and industry awards.

Be sure to check us out at an upcoming Marketplace near you!