Connections at the Adventure Travel World Summit happen naturally – over a cup of coffee after a moving keynote, during an evening meal at a local restaurant, through shared excitement during the Day of Adventure, or at a brand new free meeting area called Meet Me Here Lounge.
In addition, we are here to help you review and find potential partners via pre-scheduled appointments at the Summit’s Marketplace. You pick your top meetings from among the 100 international suppliers, accommodations, and destinations and suppliers pick theirs, and through a proprietary matchmaking algorithm, your meetings schedule is created and sent to you.
After years of Marketplace events, we have fine-tuned our formula of meetings and helped forge hundreds of new, creative partnerships. Staying true to the concept of quality over quantity, this year’s Marketplace is even smaller, with an improved buyer to supplier ratio, to help you create meaningful connections in a more intimate setting.
Facts from 2019 Marketplace
47 – Countries Represented by Suppliers
3000 – Scheduled Meetings
We invite Outbound Tour Operators, Wholesalers & Specialty Travel Advisors to gain access to exclusive one-on-one meetings with inbound tour operators, accommodations and destinations from around the world.
Take part in the 2020 Marketplace:
Register for the Summit. Indicate in your registration that you will be participating as a buyer.
Already registered? Fill out a badge form and select ‘buyer’ in the company field type.
Sign up as a buyer for the Marketplace and access:
Advance networking and Supplier Directories via Summit Connections, our exclusive online community for delegates
Easy-to-use appointment request process for buyers and suppliers
Tables organized by region
Supplier & Buyer Guides – your guide to navigating Marketplace – coming soon
Meeting schedules delivered personally via our digital networking tool
Marketplace “How To” briefing prior to start
An ATTA Help Desk on-site
Tour Operator Suppliers
Your Opportunity to Meet One-on-One with International Buyers
The Summit’s Marketplace is available as an additional purchase (not included in your registration fee) and comes to Adelaide, Australia to provide a focused setting for international inbound tour operators and accommodations to connect with potential partners, hold business meetings and promote your brand to buyers from all over the world. This is your opportunity to start business relationships, develop your network and drive new business globally.
Who can have a Marketplace table?
Inbound tour operators or accommodations members of ATTA, specializing in adventure travel.
Marketplace Step by Step:
NOW: Register for the Summit. Tables are not yet available to purchase, however you may check the box to be notified via email when they are are available.
June 2020: You will receive access to our Summit Connections networking platform to create your supplier profile and assemble your meeting requests along with our step-by-step guide to navigating the Marketplace.
September 2020: We will create a pre-matched schedule of appointments for you with Buyers. You are welcome to add/change additional appointments once your schedule is received.
October 2020: You will participate in two Marketplace sessions and up to 17 meetings. Buyers will navigate the room and move to the appropriate supplier tables. Our ATTA staff will guide you through the sessions and be on hand to help answer any questions you may have.
How to purchase your Marketplace table:
Once you register your interest HERE, you will receive an invoice and online payment link. The cost of a Marketplace table this year is $750 USD.
What is included in the Marketplace price?
Access to your online networking supplier profile & meeting request process
Access to mobile app
Thee chairs (two for suppliers and one buyer)
The Marketplace is a popular feature of the Summit and sells out very quickly due to the limitations in size of the venue. The Marketplace, however, is not mandatory since most delegates consider the Summit successful without participating in the formal Marketplace. Registered delegates use the networking website Summit Connections for pre-event networking, knowledge-sharing and to schedule appointments during the many available networking times during the Summit. New this year is Meet Me Here Lounge, a dedicated meeting area for any meetings happening outside of the Marketplace throughout the event.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,300 members in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. Through its growing business services division, the ATTA delivers a portfolio of strategic solutions and a robust ecosystem of events around the globe. With specialized expertise in research, events, education, media, and promotion, the ATTA business service division is able to provide valuable solutions to a broad set of partners across many verticals of business.