The 2023 Marketplace is Scheduled for March 27-28, 2023 at the Classic Auto Mall, Morgantown, PA
COME JOIN THE FUN AND GET NEW BUSINESS!
Exhibitors & Operators: Registration closed 2/15 See the list of Operator's attending!
IMPORTANT! To receive Member Pricing, you must login to the system. If you are a tour company, you can attend as a buyer, if you are a current PBA Member. You would register on the operator form.
FAM Tours for Group Leaders!
View the FAM Tours.
We are excited to offer a full-day of professional development on Monday, March 27, 2023, the day before Marketplace. There will be plenty of time to setup and hotel check-in afterwards, so we encourage you to register. (Note, you do not need to register for a Marketplace booth to attend the seminar. Choose Marketplace Seminar (no booth on the form) . Cost is $75 to attend.
Full Schedule <download>
Subject to change.
Dine-Around Options <download>
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Decorator Exposition Services
Download the Service Kit if you need Marketplace Extras.
Have a Successful Marketplace Experience!
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Exhibitors are encouraged to review this document to understand deadlines, cancellation policy, what you can and cannot have in a booth, hotel information, the schedule, etc.
About the Marketplace Seminar
Whether you are new to the group sales industry or a veteran, the PBA Marketplace Seminar is the place to be on Monday, March 27, 2023 9:00AM-3:00PM. The seminar for tourism professionals will cover topics that will help those new in the group travel industry navigate the how to’s, as well as veterans who are looking for some new direction in these changing times. The morning session will cover the basics, preparing your property to accept groups, how to build a profile sheet, planning itineraries and finishing with a panel of tourism professionals for a Q & A session. After lunch, we will tackle the topics of marketing in this new environment, what are operators needing and what the trends are the group industry. You are guaranteed to come away with useful information that you can begin implementing immediately.
Sponsorships were available for Travel Suppliers who would like additional recognition during Marketplace. Included on the registration form were a variety of sponsorship levels including color ads, color profile sheets, group leader bags, tote bags, video marketing, etc. Download the Marketplace Advertising Guide, which includes all ad specifications.
- October 15, 2022 - Early Bird pricing expired. View all pricing levels.
- November 24, 2022 - Booth fee increase.
- December 31, 2022 - Special Annual Conference discount code expires.
- December 31, 2022 - Last day to submit a Group Leader FAM tour.
- January 1, 2023 - All discount pricing ends.
- January 15, 2023 - Cancellation of a purchased booth for partial refund.
- January 31, 2023 - Last day for Operators to schedule a FAM Tour.
- February 15, 2023 - Registration and Sponsorship opportunity deadline. (for guaranteed placement on floor and the Marketplace Directory).
- March 21, 2023 - Holiday Inn Morgantown hotel overnight room deadline.
PBA HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Morgantown 6170 Morgantown Rd Morgantown, PA 19543 610-286-3000
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click here
- $99.00++ room rate
- Book directly by calling 610-286-3000 and mention PBA Group or BOOK ONLINE!
- Check-in time is 3:00 PM; check-out is 11:00 AM.
- Guarantee with a major credit card.
- Cancellation/changes up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
- Cut-off is March 21, 2023, so make your reservations early.
- Complimentary full-hot breakfast.
- The nearest three airports are Lehigh Valley International Airport: 45 miles (1 hour), Harrisburg International Airport: 62 miles (1 hour), Philadelphia International Airport: 71 miles (1 hour 15 mins).
to download a map and driving directions.
NOT A PBA MEMBER? PBA member booth rates are much lower than those travel industry companies not currently a member of the Pennsylvania Bus Association. To take advantage of the lower booth rates and many other benefits for travel supplier membership, CLICK HERE to complete a Membership Application.
Thank You 2023 Marketplace Sponsoring Companies!
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