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Travel Industry Marketplace 2016
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Travel Industry Marketplace 2016


When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Where: Austin Convention Center
United States
Jennifer Roush


Tuesday, February 23, 2016
(same day as Unity Dinner)
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

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Join TTIA for the annual APPOINTMENT MARKETPLACE for travel industry professionals and industry suppliers! During fifteen (15) 10-minute appointments, Texas 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!
Past years' participants had this to say:
"The 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 Texas 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 end 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 up to 15 - 10-minute appointments for the Marketplace. More information on this scheduling service will be available in early January.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701 

TTIA Rate:  $249/night + $12/day parking
Cut-off Deadline:  5pm on February 2, 2016 (unless block is sold out prior to this date)
To reserve a room, click here.   

Schedule of Events
Austin Convention Center
Buyers Seated at Tables

10:00am- 11:30am        Travel Industry Marketplace Registration – Ballroom D Prefunction Area 
11:00am-12:06pm Travel Industry Marketplace Appointments – MR18
   11:00am-11:04am - Welcome
   11:04am-11:14am - Appointment
   11:17am-11:27am - Appointment
   11:30am-11:40am - Appointment
   11:43am-11:53am - Appointment
   11:56am-12:06pm - Appointment
12:06pm-1:40pm Travel Industry Marketplace Luncheon – MR17 
1:48pm- 2:50pm  Travel Industry Marketplace Appointments – MR18
   1:48pm-1:58pm - Appointment
   2:01pm-2:11pm - Appointment
   2:14pm-2:24pm - Appointment
   2:27pm-2:37pm - Appointment
   2:40pm-2:50pm - Appointment
2:50pm-3:05pm Networking Break
3:05pm-4:07pm  Travel Industry Marketplace Appointments – MR18
   3:05pm-3:15pm - Appointment
   3:18pm-3:28pm - Appointment
   3:31pm-3:41pm - Appointment
   3:44pm-3:54pm - Appointment
   3:57pm-4:07pm - Appointment
 4:07pm-4:10pm  Closing Remarks






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