2016 OMCA Marketplace

EVENT DATE: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
LOCATION: Niagara Falls, ON - The Scotiabank Convention Centre & Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
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Registration Fees

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2016 OMCA MARKETPLACE

Buyers

  • Early Bird (before July 31st):$280 plus HST
  • Regular (after July 31st): $380 plus HST

Buyer Rebate Program: Let your business pay for itself this year! Tour Operators who fulfill the following requirements will receive a rebate off registration, or 4 nights’ accommodation at the host hotel(s). (Certain conditions apply; please see the Accommodations page for more details).

Guest Buyers: Check out our Guest Buyer program and find out how you can attend our show for for free!  Contact Mardi Schueler at mardi@omca.com or 416-229-6622 x226 for more information.

 

Sellers

  • Canadian Delegates
    • First Delegate, Appointment-taking:$980 CAD + tax
    • Second Delegate, Non-appointment-taking: $490 CAD + tax
  • U.S. Delegates
    • First Delegate, Appointment-taking: $850 USD + tax
    • Second Delegate, Non-appointment-taking: $425 USD + tax

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

(*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

  • Coach Operators:$450 plus HST
  • One-day Coach Operator Seller (Tuesday only, plus regular coach operator fee) $150

 

Product & Services

  • Product & Services: $450 plus HST

 

Additional Guests

  • For non-delegates; prices are per guest per event, plus HST)
  • Sunday Night Ice Breaker Ticket: $75
  • Monday Night Event Ticket: $125
  • Lunch: $50

 

*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

If you are interested in volunteering during Marketplace, please email Christine Loo at christine@omca.com

Access your Marketplace information using the OMCA Event Passport, including appointment selection requests, changes, and full schedule.

Stay connected with our Marketplace App for the 2015 OMCA Marketplace in London, ON.  Available to download in August/September for iOS and Android.

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.

Take part in pre- and post-FAM tours coordinated by our Supplier members to get Tour Operators better acquainted with the surrounding regions, before Marketplace begins or after it winds down.

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!