September 23-25, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

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What is BusCon Connect?
BusCon Connect
 is a program taking place at BusCon designed to connect operator buyers with exhibiting suppliers.  The program facilitates relationship-building and includes one-on-one meetings (speed-networking) and an exclusive networking function. 

What Are the Benefits of Participating?  
BusCon already attracts a core group of serious buyers, but we take this a step further.  BusCon does all of the heavy lifting involved in searching for these influential contacts – a distinct group of bus and bus equipment buyers who are ready to make purchases in the next 12 months. There is a thorough screening process to ensure each operator is a genuine interested buyer.  The operator agree to participate in 15-minute, private, one-on-one meetings.  We match up the participating operator with exhibitors for these interactions based upon corresponding needs. 

How Does It Work?
BusCon Connect participants will be provided with a personalized meeting schedule along with detailed information about the operator, such as information about their current fleet and what they are looking to purchase in the near future.  

Tell Me More About The Operator Participants. 
The operator list will include these types of buyers:
•   Those looking to purchase buses and bus related equipment/services in the next 12 months
•   Senior-level public transit/paratransit operators
•   Private owners responsible for procurement in
      –   Tour & Charter/Chauffeured Transportation
      –   Shuttle Services

Where & When Does It Take Place?
The meetings will take place at the Indiana Convention Center from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Monday, September 23rd, followed by the BusCon Welcome Reception from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. So it’s a great way to meet potential buyers prior to the exhibit hall opening on Tuesday, September 24th.

How Can I Participate?
BusCon Connect is available to all BusCon sponsors. Exhibitors can also participate for an additional fee of $975.

To inquire about becoming a participant, please contact James Blue at (310) 533-2449.

 




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Testimonials

“Great Experience! Excellent networking opportunities.”

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

"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

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

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