Connect announces the home of its 2019 trademark event as Louisville, Kentucky. The appointment-only trade show brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in association, corporate, expo, sports and specialty meetings for one-on-one Marketplace appointments. The event will be held Aug. 22-27, 2019. “We are more than excited to partner with our friends at Louisville CVB by bringing our largest Connect event of 2019 to its unique and inviting city," said Chris Collinson, president of Connect. "Connect Marketplace will give more than 2,000 planners a firsthand experience of the newly expanded Kentucky International Convention Center. What better way to showcase Louisville than to host the most active planners in the industry?" The announcement was made Sept. 21 at the Louisville Visitor Center during a press conference organized by the Louisville CVB. The destination previously hosted Connect in 2010. The industry leading event is designed to help attendees build deeper relationships and gain skills during specially designed education sessions and gatherings. The environment creates a positive charge of collective potential, which meeting professionals and hospitality representatives can incorporate into their own meetings. During Marketplace, business gets done as buyers and sellers meet in preset, scheduled appointments specific to their markets; exchange RFPs; arrange future site visits; and book events.