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The Evolution of Van Hool: A New Chapter Under VDL

The acquisition of Van Hool by VDL marks a transformative moment for the renowned bus and coach brand, as shared in a special ABA Town Hall by ABC Companies. This partnership promises exciting advancements in the industry, building on Van Hool’s legacy of innovation and quality.

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ABA and YGS Association Solutions, ABA’s publishing partner, provide you with extensive opportunities to reach and influence 750+ motorcoach operators throughout the year in any of our content offerings.

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Upcoming Webinars

Making the Most of Meetings and Building Relationships: One Conversation at a Time

July 17 | 2 p.m. ET Join conversation expert, networking guru, and bestselling author Debra Fine for her fast paced, informative and interactive program Making the Most of Meetings and Building Relationships: One Conversation at a Time Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques, build rapport and increase visibility. Learn how to turn every conversation into an opportunity for success. Sponsored by Experience Sioux Falls

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2024 Summer BISC/BusMARC Meeting

July 22-24, 2024 | Orlando, Fla. This meeting will feature tons of safety and compliance education as well as a ton of networking opportunities. We will also be holding a 4-5 hour TSA-led table top security exercise on July 23.

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Time Management Regardless of the Tech

July 24 | 2 p.m. ET There are so many choices and options for managing your time, projects, tasks, people, and more — Microsoft Outlook & 365, Google Suite, smart phones & apps, and even still “old school” paper options. In this program, Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert(R), will take you through these options and share what he believes are the best techniques, strategies, and routines for being an effective time and project manager, regardless of the tech you decide to use.

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Women in Buses Wednesday | August 2024 | Artificial Intelligence

August 7 | 2 p.m. ET Join us monthly for a Zoom call to learn and network with your peers! Dial in and see what is on the minds of Women in Buses. Everyone is welcome who supports the mission of WIB.

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Destinations

For our May/June issue, talk a look at Philadelphia, the host city for Marketplace 2025. You’ll also be charmed in Greenwood, tricked in Orlando, and find out what’s vibing in Des Moines before a quick sweep through the Northeast region and a final stop in Richmond!

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No Countdown Just Yet

As my time at ABA winds down and I look ahead to retirement, I would like to thank everyone—and I mean everyone—for all they have done to make ABA successful and support my leadership of the association. None of what we accomplished would have happened without a great staff, a supportive and focused board of directors, and members who are the heart and soul of the association.

Read more thoughts from Pete Pantuso in his latest On the Road column in Destinations magazine

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