Monday, February 23, 2015
8:45am - 5:30pm
Austin Convention Center
This Event has Concluded for 2015. Planning is underway for 2016
This page for is for informational purposes only.
Join TTIA for the annual APPOINTMENT MARKETPLACE for travel industry professionals and industry suppliers! During 10-minute appointments, travel industry professionals meet face-to-face with industry suppliers to learn about the latest products & services they offer. Suppliers have an opportunity to promote their business, NEW products, & services to travel industry professionals responsible for millions of dollars in buying power. It's Speed Dating for Businesses!
Last year's participants had this to say:
"The 2014 TTIA Marketplace was a great way for us
to actually do business with our existing and new clients. Having
everyone in one room willing to talk about their marketing needs was a huge
advantage over the previous format. We were able to discuss programs with
potential partners we had not been able to sit down with before."
"We actually got to have real business discussions"
"I like this format much better than a tradeshow format. I was actually able to hear more details, a more thorough presentation, and look at my budget before hand to know if/how much we could spend with each company I met with."
"TTIA’s Marketplace was of
extreme benefit to me as someone who is in a relatively new marketing role. I
was able to meet new reps, catch up with ones that I hadn’t seen recently, and
learn about new inventory and opportunity. Well worth the time."
"Much more effective to have the time to have a relevant conversation with a current or potential vendor."
|Holding such a marketplace in February
corresponds well with budget planning cycles.
In a new twist to the annual trade show, the Travel Industry Marketplace allows for business-to-business discussions without all the trappings of a trade show booth. In fact, the travel industry buyers will be seated at tables, and the suppliers will move from appointment to appointment during the course of the marketplace. Suppliers are encouraged to bring a "leave behind" piece for each appointment detailing the newest innovations and offerings for the travel industry.
Appointment Scheduling - Register by February 6 to Ensure an Appointment List
By the middle of January, TTIA will send out an email requesting that each buyer organization and individual suppliers log into the appointment scheduling service to select from a list of companies/organizations to pre-set appointments for the Marketplace. More information on this scheduling service will be available in early January.
Schedule of Events
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E-F-G, 4th Level
Buyers Seated at Tables
8:45am – 9:30am Registration
9:30am – 10:36am Five 10-Minute Appointments
10:56am Networking Break
10:56am – 12:02pm Five 10-Minute Appointments
12:15pm – 1:45pm Lunch with Sponsored Presentations
2:00pm – 3:06pm Five 10-Minute Appointments
3:06pm – 3:26pm Networking Break
3:26pm – 4:32pm Five 10-Minute Appointments
4:32pm – 4:35pm Closing Remarks
4:35pm – 5:30pm Networking
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