Good day!

We are one week away from Marketplace! Please carefully review this email, as it contains important information to ensure your Marketplace experience is successful.

Exhibitor registration packets are prepared and will be given to you at the registration desk. Your registration packet will contain your badge, ribbon and Marketplace Directory. We have 20 Operators attending and we will a table setup with a sign for registered Operators. Each Operator will have a labeled bag on the table that you can drop your information in (profile sheets, etc.).

As a 2024 Marketplace Exhibitor, if you register for our 2024 Annual Conference by April 24, 2024, use discount AM2024 for $100 off your conference registration fee!

Operators were emailed a virtual box containing document links and other important information. Last week, boxes with materials were shipped to each registered bus company bringing a bus to Marketplace. Operators not bringing a bus, your name badge will be at the registration desk. All Operators, please check-in at the registration desk for your special tote bag, filled with goodies, courtesy of Faith & Liberty Discovery Center!

Included in the Operator boxes are the Marketplace Directory (books), as well as all other materials needed for us to have a successful Marketplace!

Upon arrival, Group Leaders will be greeted by Marketplace volunteers and provided a tote bag, courtesy of National Aquarium!

Share on your social media pages that you are attending! Download the I'm Attending image and post using these hashtags: #PBA2024Marketplace #pabus #happyvalley.

Pre-registration for Monday's events and door prizes was required and available on your registration form. You can check your registration by clicking the link in your Marketplace confirmation email (the link is towards the bottom of the confirmation email):

Monday, March 25th Events

Exhibitor Best Practices Roundtable 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Roundtable with experienced Travel and Tourism Professionals.

Networking Reception 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Join us for the Networking Reception, where we will honor the 2023 Distinction Award Nominees with some light fare and libations.

Door Prizes

Operators were provided door prize slips to print for the group leaders to fill out ahead of time. Group Leaders will drop the completed door prize slips in a door prize bag or basket that you bring. PBA will also provide door prize bags, in case you don’t bring your own bag or basket. Then you select the winner out of those.  PBA will also have extra door prize slips at the welcome desk, in case you need extra.

Door Prize Distribution

Exhibitors distribute the door prizes and are responsible for either mailing the prize to the bus operator for distribution to the group leader, or to deliver the prize to the appropriate bus table, but keep in mind bus arrivals and departures are staggered. The arrival and departure schedules are in the directory you will receive.

Exhibitor Marketplace Lunch - Place Your Order by March 19th!

Exhibitors, the Nittany Valley Sports Centre café prepared menus and an order form. 

View the menus, then click the button to place your lunch order. The order form has pull down options and instructions.

Entrée menu

Drinks and snacks menu

Lunch Order Form

Kindly submit your lunch order by 3/19. Payment will be due 3/26 at time of pickup. 


Notes: 1) If you are manning your booth alone and need delivery, that can be arranged by contacting Pattie Cowley. 2) If you registered for someone else, or have been switching around who is attending Marketplace, please pass this along to your teammate(s).

Quick Access for Exhibitor Marketplace Documents:

Click the buttons below to download and review the Marketplace documents. Also, take notice of the booth set-up, breakdown schedule and shipping information. You will find your booth number and the booth layout map in the booth list, be able to check out the schedule and dine-around options, read all of the guidelines regarding Marketplace, including decorations, door prize distribution, etc. and view all the Operators that are registered to bring group leaders!

Booth List
Full Schedule
Operator List 
Dine-Around List
Dine-Around Map

Booth Set-up, Booth Breakdown and Shipping Information

Exhibitor Move-In Hours:

Monday, March 25, 2024

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM

All exhibits must be completely installed by 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Exhibitor Move-Out Hours:

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM  

All equipment and exhibit materials must be completely removed from the show floor by 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Your registration fee included the following: Each booth is supplied with 8-foot high back drape and 3-foot high side drape along with an ID Sign containing Company name and Booth number. All booths will be 10 feet deep and 10 feet wide. Each booth includes 1 - 8ft skirted table, 2 chairs, and a waste basket.

For Marketplace extras (ie. carpet, etc.) and more, check the Service Kit.

Download Service Kit

Advance Warehouse Shipping Address:

Name of Exhibiting Company

Your Booth Number

Pennsylvania Bus Association

General Exposition Services

205 Windsor Road

Pottstown, PA 19464

Last Date to Arrive at Warehouse Address: Tuesday, March 21, 2024

Warehouse receiving hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Direct Show Site Shipping Address:

Name of Exhibiting Company

Your Booth Number

Pennsylvania Bus Association

Nittany Valley Sports Centre

c/o General Exposition Services

177 Champion Dr.

State College, PA 16803

  • Direct Show Site Delivery Hours: Monday, March 25, 2024
  • No Freight will be accepted in advance at show site.


When at Marketplace and find you need assistance, please reach out to one of the Marketplace Committee Members below on their cell phone.

Alison Klein Sherman 610-587-6559

Amy Brooks 570-337-8323

Lois Stoltzfus 330-204-2956

Amanda Thibeau 972-757-9742

Pattie Cowley 908-310-3363

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you! Get ready to greet over 500 Group Leaders!

Thank you,

Patricia Cowley 

Executive Director 

Telephone: 717-236-9042 

Email:  director@pabus.org 

Website: www.pabus.org

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