Q: How long does each interview last?
A: The normal length of an interview at the Marketplace is fifteen minutes. Be Punctual. When the bell rings, please move to your next appointment or into the exhibit hall.
Q: As a shipper what is the cost of attending ECA Marketplace?
A: A Shipper's cost to attend Marketplace is FREE (not including the fully-refundable $250.00 deposit)! The Carrier members of ECA support Shipper attendance at the show. And, the shipper company also has the opportunity for additional reimbursements. So, cost to the Shipper is minimal compared to the return on investment in meeting quality Carriers from every region of the United States.
Q: How do I choose the carriers I want to meet?
A: After a Shipper's registration forms are completed and submitted to the ECA offices, approximately 4 weeks prior to the Marketplace, each shipper representative will receive Carrier Profiles. These profiles provide pertinent information about the Carrier service capabilities, service territory, equipment and other specific information that shippers require while evaluate any Carrier vendor. The Shipper ranks the Carrier profiles on a weighted scale. The Shippers interview schedule is created from this weighted scale profiling.
Q: What are some of the benefits of being apart of ECA?
We offer many benefits including background checks, Real Estate Advantage, Courier Board, and many more.
Q: How is the MarketPlace Different than other networking events?
The Express Carriers Association's Annual MarketPlace is a true working conference. Based on the information provided by our vendors, shippers, and carriers, we match them up together for 2 days of intense meetings. We have had over 6000 meetings with companies that strategically align with each other.
Q: May I take part in interview sessions without having pre-registered?
A: No. All participants in interview sessions & social events must be pre-registered for ECA Marketplace. We require that all participants wear your badge to all events.
Q: Listen to why attendees keep attending the MarketPlace?
We recommend listening to the video links below where actual members and attendees discuss why they keep coming back!
Q; What is the refund policy for MarketPlace registration?
MARKETPLACE REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund of Attendee or Spouse/Significant Other/Child or Golf registration fees, minus a $100.00 per person administrative fee, will be provided upon receipt of a written notice of cancellation postmarked no later than one month before the start of the MarketPlace. Requests are to be mailed to ECA, 9532 Liberia Avenue #752, Manassas, VA 20110-1719. Registrants who fail to attend and do not send written notices of cancellation prior to March 15, 2020 are liable for the full registration fee; no refunds will be given. However, substitutions will be accepted.
Refund of Exhibit Booth registration fees, minus a $250.00 administrative fee, will be provided upon receipt of a written notice of cancellation postmarked no later than five weeks before the MarketPlace. Requests are to be mailed to ECA, 9532 Liberia Avenue #752, Manassas, VA 20110-1719, or emailed to email@example.com. Registrants who fail to attend and do not send written notices of cancellation with five weeks prior to the MarketPlace are liable for the full registration fee; no refunds will be given unless the booth is resold.
Q: What is the refund policy for ECA Membership?
MEMBERSHIP REFUND POLICY: The Express Carriers Association (ECA) reserves the right to refuse/cancel a membership in the ECA. If ECA refuses a new or renewing membership, registrants will be issued a refund.
During the renewal process each year, members must attest to continued eligibility for membership based on the criteria of being a Carrier, Shipper, or Vendor as defined in the ECA by-laws. Regular auditing of membership records will be conducted.
Refunds for ECA membership will only be issued if membership is not approved by the ECA board of directors. The policy applies to all ECA memberships unless otherwise noted in the corresponding program materials.
Any questions or cancellation requests may be directed to the ECA management office at 703-361-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org