Future Marketplace Dates


OMCA Marketplace

The Gateway to the Canadian Market


November 8 – November 11, 2020
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

 

Members of the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) enjoy excellent ROI on their cost-effective memberships while tapping into the booming Canadian market.


The Return

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND THE OMCA MARKETPLACE!

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.

OMCA asked the University of Guelph’s Business School Tourism and Hospitality Department to survey Marketplace participants to measure the economic value of attending, just to put some hard numbers around the Return On Investment (ROI) of participating in our marketplace.
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.

The Investment

SELLERS

Suppliers must be OMCA members to attend. Suppliers include any hotel, accommodation, DMO, attraction, retail or food service looking to have appointments with tour operators.

  • Canadian Delegates: $995 CAD
    • Second Delegate: $500 CAD
  • American Delegates: $895 USD
    • Second Delegate: $450 USD

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-member buyers are welcome; please contact Mardi Schueler – 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 not qualify for the hotel rebate program.

The hotel room rebate program:

There is an accommodation rebate program for any Buyer with a full set of appointments (minimum 80). Conditions apply. For more details, contact Mardi Schueler at mardi@omca.

COACH OPERATORS
Coach Operator delegates: $450

PRODUCT & SERVICES
Products & Services delegates: $450


Ready to Join?

Please contact info@omca.com to get started with OMCA membership and/or OMCA Marketplace registration.