This is not a trade show
instead, ETC’s International Bazaar offers relationship building with educational and affinity based institutions from around the globe
The International Bazaar is also the exhibition space for tour operators, destinations, and travel suppliers as well as the festive promotional exhibits of the official Conference Partners on Partners' Boulevard. Here you'll find corner lounges, refreshment breaks, CONNECTS meetings, complimentary coffee, and deli cart lunches.
- Meet the "who's who" of special interest educational travel across the globe.
- Keep current on new product offerings competing for your travelers’ attention.
- Secure destination information relevant to planning present and future programs.
Exhibit space, including a table, chairs and table-top sign, is included in the registration fee for Destinations, Operators, and Suppliers.
ETC offers members the opportunity to sponsor events or items at the Annual Conference. Sponsorship is a powerful way to increase brand visibility so your company stands out.
If you are interested in becoming a Conference or Online sponsor, please contact Carole Erickson, ETC Conference Director & Partner Liaison.
Benefits include upgraded location and larger display space in the International Bazaar—the most heavily trafficked area just for sponsors. Square footage of display space varies with investment level and venue choice. ETC confirms requests for sponsorship on a first-paid basis. Many sponsor venues are renewed annually by longstanding partners. In addition to the published listing of sponsor venues, ETC also customizes online visibility to align with your company’s objectives.
Conference Resource Directory
BiZ Passport Mini Agenda
Jumpstart Seminar Refreshments
Badges & Lanyards
Water Stations & Reusable Bottles
Hotel Key Card
CONNECTS are business-to-business (B-2-B) meetings and an integral part of the annual conference! However, CONNECTS does not operate within a commercial trade show format.
CONNECTS is a networking and meeting platform designed to address product development challenges, identify new product offerings, stimulate conversation about global destinations, and share perspectives and ideas specific to educational travel.
Delegates can request pre-scheduled B-2-B meetings through the online portal, but are not required to do so. Requesting meetings with individuals doesn’t mean guaranteed confirmations, instant sales, or a future relationship.
For efficient networking and meetings, CONNECTS is held in the International Bazaar where delegates can maximize their opportunities to engage with existing partners, source new contacts, and meet delegates beyond one’s familiar networks.
The CONNECTS scheduler opens approximately one month before the conference.
All DOS displaying during ETC 2020 must use the Chattanooga Convention Center's shipping instructions. ETC’s event can be found on the Chattanooga Convention Center's Exhibitor’s Resources page:
- Go to: https://chattanoogaconventioncenter.org/exhibitor-resources/
- Select ‘Educational Travel Consortium” from the list of Event Names
- Select one of the four options for shipping your materials to Chattanooga
- Complete the form, including payment
- Submit the form and check your email for confirmation
All DOS with display space in ETC’s International Bazaar must complete the form and pay for their boxes on the Chattanooga Convention Center website for their shipment to be received by the Convention Center.
Chattanooga Convention Center
One Carter Plaza
Chestnut Street Loading Dock
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Orders for onsite, such as furniture, are reserved for Sponsoring Partners only. Email us if you are a sponsoring partner and are interested in making special orders for your display area.