2019 OMCA Marketplace

EVENT DATE: Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Wednesday, November 6, 2019
LOCATION: The Westin Ottawa
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Registration Fees

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All fees below represent the pre-tax costs of the 2019 Marketplace, happening in Ottawa, ON Nov.3-6, 2019. All fees are charged in the currency of the country in which the business is based. For assistance with registration or general inquiries, contact info@omca.com

Sellers

Suppliers must be OMCA members to attend. Registration fees are based on the seller company’s membership address.  Suppliers include any hotel, accommodation, DMO, attraction, retail or food service looking to have appointments with tour operators*.

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

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

Register before July 31, 2019, to be entered for a chance to win FREE registration for Marketplace 2020 in Niagara Falls, ON!

 


Buyers

  • Appointment-taking* tour operator companies receive complimentary registration for up to two delegates, per company, per booth.
  • Appointment-taking* delegates are eligible for complimentary hotel accommodation (room only, up to 4 nights – conditions apply)
  • Any additional non- appointment taking delegates will need to make their own hotel arrangements and are not eligible for the complimentary hotel program.
  • Non-members are welcome to fill out and submit the Buyer Registration form (PDF).
  • Conditions apply; please contact Mardi Schueler at mardi@omca.com

*An appointment-taking buyer is considered to be an operator that fulfills a minimum of 80 appointments over the 3-day conference. Those that choose not to actively participate in the minimum 80 scheduled appointments will be charged a $350 (plus tax) registration fee and will be responsible for covering their own hotel costs.

To qualify for the hotel room rebate program:

Accommodation in the Buyers Block at Westin Ottawa is complimentary for each Buyer with a full set of appointments (minimum 80), up to a maximum of four (4) nights (room only).
In order to claim the rebate for your hotel stay, you must:

  1. Book your hotel room in the Buyers Block at Westin Ottawa using the official link provided by OMCA
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  2. Cover payment for the room up front.
  3. Send a copy of the hotel invoice to mardi@omca.com after the conference.

Please note that rooms booked with any form of points system will not be reimbursed.  For more details, contact Mardi Schueler at mardi@omca.


Coach Operators

Coach Operator delegates: $450


Product & Services

Products & Services delegates: $450


Additional Guests

  • Sunday Night Event $150
  • Monday Night Event: $150
  • Lunch: $100 per day

**All details and requirements are subject to change.

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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.

When OMCA 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, please fill out and submit the Volunteer form (PDF) or contact Stevie McKeeman at stevie@omca.com

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

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

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 Open sessions.

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

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.

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.

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.