Sept 23-25, 2019 | Indiana Conv Center, Indianapolis, IN

Buyer Information




Bus Buyers - Join BusCon Connect And Make New Connections!

What is BusCon Connect?
BusCon Connect
 is a program taking place at BusCon designed to connect public and private bus operators with vehicle, product and technology solution providers in various settings that promote relationship building ­– including one-on-one meetings (speed-networking) and an exclusive networking function.  

What Are the Benefits Of Participating?  
Do you find it difficult to keep up to date with all the latest technology; do you find it difficult to get quality time with exhibitors at trade shows; do you have to justify your visit with a supervisor? Let us take the burden away. BusCon will provide you with your own personal schedule, matching your procurement needs with the best suppliers in the industry. We will ensure that you maximize your time at the show, make new connections and find solutions to your needs. 

Tell Me More About Who I Will Meet.
You'll be able to select to meet with select BusCon’s exhibiting companies in categories that include: vehicle manufacturers, technology, video surveillance, bus components, HVAC, mobility/special needs, training, alternative fuels and more.

How Does It Work?
We will match up the participating buyers and exhibitors for one-on-one meetings based upon corresponding needs.  Each buyer will be provided with a personalized meeting schedule along with detailed information about the exhibitor you will meet.  Exhibitors will have received information about you in advance so they will be able to prepare for a discussion tailored to your specific needs. 

Where & When Does It Take Place?
The meetings will take place at the Indiana Convention Center on Monday, September 23 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, followed by the BusCon Welcome Reception from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm. Please note that the exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, September 24.

How Much Does It Cost to Participate?
Nothing!  BusCon Connect is free to all qualifying operators. Your only commitment is to ensure that you attend the meetings on your schedule on Monday, September 23.

How Can I Participate?
The first step for all prospective buyers is to fill out the brief online application that asks for information about your fleet and planned purchases coming up in the next 12 months. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive notification on whether you have been accepted within three weeks of submission.


If you have any questions, please contact Angelia McCormick, Event Manager at (310) 533-2591.

News & Updates

img 2019 Schedule Posted!

First-class workshops, seminars, panels, and roundtable discussions led by the brightest minds in the bus industry

img Connect With Suppliers

Relationship building, one-on-one meetings, and exclusive networking functions for registered operators

img Keynote Speaker Announced

Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy, Public Transportation, Uber

img Video Recap

Check out the BusCon 2018 Recap!

Contact Us:

(800) 576-8788


James Wang

“An excellent way to network with all companies within the industry. It will broaden your view on whats out there and what can help. Highly recommended for any bus company that is trying to grow.“

-James Wang, Director of Operations, Peoria Charter. Urbana, IL

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies.”

-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

"This was Alexander Dennis Inc.'s first year exhibiting our E200 single deck bus at BusCon. Overall we had a great show & were very impressed with the amount of decision makers looking to gather more information that stopped at our bus display."

-Franco Paganuzzi, Product Sales Director - Single Deck, Alexander Dennis Inc., Canyon Lake

“Great experience! I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences. This will lead to savings for my company. I look forward to attending next years conference.”

-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

“Bus Con has a lot of value at a small price.”

-David Monsey, Owner, Avalon Executive Transportation of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Goebel

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”

-Chris Goebel , Vice President, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

“My first time attending BusCon after it was suggested to me. I was able to learn enough about changing my fleet to propane buses that it took my fears away about cost and infrastructure needs. Well worth my trip.”

-John Stapleton, Executive Director, Delta area Transit Authority / Schoolcraft County Transit Authority, Escanaba, MI

This was our first experience exhibiting at BusCon & it was very positive. We reconnected with existing customers, showed them our new products & connected with many new customers. Within two days after the show, I had meetings set with new customers

-Christopher Kast, Business Development Manager, Veritech Inc., Whippany

Jack Jackson

“BusCon continues to prove to be a leader among trade shows for us. We begin and seem to never have a chance to stop talking to prospects. We always reach our quota of leads and results of sales every year and can't wait to get back again."

-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

Robert Losiniecki

“The one on one vendors were amazing...they just wanted to help even if they didn't have a product that I could use. I networked with other fixed route agencies. It was a great experience. Thanks BusCon!"

-Robert Losiniecki, Maintenance Director, Durham City Transit Company , Durham NC USA

“Another great year for BusCon. Appreciate the continued growth in the exhibitors providing a variety of products and services. The increasing number of educational session and focus on vehicle maintenance and evolving technologies are welcomed."

-Michael Terry, President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

“Great Experience! Excellent networking opportunities.”

-Bart Wyss, Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

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