At each marketplace, tour operators will be located at specific tables delineated by market. Suppliers will circulate on a 10-minute timed appointment schedule with assigned meeting times, breaks and lunch built right into the schedule. We’ll sound a bell and announce over speaker when it’s time to move to your next appointment. Suppliers are planned to meet with all participating tour operators and each marketplace will include approximately 40 appointments.
What do I need to know before registering and attending IRU?
Absolutely nothing, other than the day! The show is designed so all suppliers get to meet with all buyers, so if you register for Marketplace 1, you will follow the Marketplace 1 schedule and meet with every buyer who signed up for the event. Marketplace 2 is simply on the following day where all suppliers who signed up for Marketplace 2 meet with every buyer who signed up for the event. When you sign up for Marketplace 1 or 2, be sure to follow the corresponding schedule below.
When you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information, including the marketplace you registered for. Please save that email for your records and planning purposes.
You will receive your appointment schedule when you arrive and register at International Roundup. Your appointments and your appointment book are conveniently planned, so once you find your first appointment in the Marketplace room and in your appointment book you can go to the next table/entry in your book.
You’ll receive an email from us at least two weeks in advance of the show that will include a link to view and download the electronic copy of the program. The program will include a full list of buyers who will be attending the event. You will receive a printed program upon arrival at IRU.
Due to the setup of the Marketplace and the room, you will not have scheduled breaks between your scheduled appointments, but we have built in one morning break, a lunch, and two afternoon breaks into the schedule. Once you receive your appointment schedule at the event you may also find that you have a couple additional breaks in your appointment schedule.
Supplier registration will close as soon as the Marketplaces fill up. The last few years it has closed at the beginning of December. However, since we have added another state to the Great American West regional co-op we anticipate it filling up even sooner this year. So register ASAP to ensure your spot at International Roundup.
If you register for the event and then have to cancel for any reason, refunds will only be issued up until February 1, 2019.
You will receive updates about the show through email, please be checking your inbox as the event draws near.
If you have questions about the event that aren’t addressed here, this is a great time to reach out to your international state representative. They have been to the show numerous times and can answer most questions about how it all works, and they always like to hear from you! And of course, we at RMI are always here to help, so give us a call or email us:
Appropriate attire for International Roundup is business casual. We recommend dressing in layers as temperatures may vary in meeting spaces. This is the West after all, jeans and cowboy boots mean business!
Photos! Your best selling feature is going to be letting the tour operators see your product with their own eyes.
We recommend putting your best photos in a slideshow and presenting those on a tablet, iPad or computer. Walk the tour operators through the quality experience you provide your own guests. Remember, you are not seated at a station, so come prepared with a fully charged device.
If you do plan to bring materials, plan to bring something small like a one-sheet that includes the majority of the details. Or, we recommend that you plan a followup after the show and send any necessary materials the operator requests. FYI: You will be meeting around 50 operators in total.
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