35
Speakers
200
Exhibitors
1100
Hosted Buyers
3000
Attendees

Where business gets done

Join us in Minneapolis August 22- August 24 as we gather thousands of meetings and events professionals from around the globe to get business done. At Connect Marketplace, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with key decision makers, learn from industry experts, network with like-minded peers, and discover smart event solutions on our innovative trade show floor. You’ll walk away with fresh inspiration, valuable insights, and the resources you need to take your future events to the next level.

Connect Marketplace will continue to be at the top of our list of trade shows.
Jaime Risch, Great Wolf Resorts
Nowhere else are we able to spend time with our current clients, prospective clients, hotel and city partners all in one place.
Beth Matran, Team Travel Source
WHEN
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 through
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Supplier registration
WHERE
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Connect Marketplace 2023

Destination: Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center

The MCC is the largest meeting and convention facility in Minnesota, with over 480,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 28,000 square-foot ballroom, a 3,400-fixed-seat auditorium, and 90 meeting rooms, all connected to the skyway system.

Supplier Hotel Reservations

CONNECT MARKETPLACE 2023

Agenda

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Trade Show Opens
 
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Speaker Showcase Surprise
Speaker Showcase Theater
4:00pm - 4:30 pm
Education, Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Reception
Speaker Showcase Theater
7:45am - 8:45am
Hosted Breakfasts (Invite Only)
 
9:00am - 11:00am
Marketplace Appointments
 
10:45am - 3pm
Trade Show Hours

11:00am - 11:25am
Speaker Showcase Surprise
Speaker Showcase Theater
11:30am - 12:50pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
12:00pm
Lunch in Trade Show
 
12:15pm - 12:50pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Speaker Showcase Surprise
Speaker Showcase Theater
2:00pm - 2:35pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
2:40pm - 3:20pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Marketplace Appointments
Speaker Showcase Theater
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Open Night
 
7:45am - 8:45am
CMP Breakfast
 
7:45am - 8:45am
Hosted Breakfasts (Invite Only)
 
9:00am - 11:00am
Marketplace Appointments
 
10:45am - 3:00pm
Trade Show Hours
 
Noon - 1:00pm
Lunch in Trade Show
 
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Speaker Showcase Surprise
Speaker Showcase Theater
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
2:00pm - 2:30pm
RTO Marketplace Industry Update
Speaker Showcase Theater
2:40pm - 3:20pm
Education Presented by BizBash
Speaker Showcase Theater
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Marketplace Appointments
Speaker Showcase Theater
4:30pm
Closing Party
Speaker Showcase Theater

 CONNECT MARKETPLACE 2023

What they're saying...

Jaime Risch
Great Wolf Resorts
“Connect Marketplace will continue to be at the top of our list of trade shows. We have walked away from each event with a number of successes, new connections, creative activations, and new revenue producing opportunities. The Connect team has always been immensely supportive of all our Great Wolf properties, and aligned us with opportunities to make more connections with planners. This year at Connect Spring Marketplace in Puerto Rico, we walked away with $1.4 million in new lead opportunities. This is a first for our brand.”

Past Speakers

Alexis Dean

Dovetail and Dovetail Summit

Austin Johnston

AKJOHNSTON Group, LLC

Barry Ross Rinehart

Genpact

Heather Reid

Planner Protect, Inc.

Howard Handler

313 Presents

Jason Langwell

Intersport

Jennifer Savica

New York Life Insurance Company

Jes Gordon

properFUN

Jitter Garcia

TelevisaUnivision

Katherine Frost

ORO Planner

Lauren Harwell

Imprint Events Group

Melva LaJoy Legrand

LaJoy Plans

Merrill Cain

Team Penske and the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

Robyn Fink

CKE Restaurants

Ronnie Yoked

Anheuser-Busch

Scott Frankel

Animatic Media, LLC

Taylor McGurk

Bandwango

TJ Stouder

HOLISTIK Wellness
and MyHi

Valerie Bihet

VIBE Agency

Vanessa Oliver

Infin8ly Elevated Events & Cannabis Wedding Expo

Our Sponsors

Where to go from here

Suppliers

To register for Connect Marketplace, please reach out to your sales representative or Derek Rodriguez.

Destinations & Convention Centers
Hotels
Venues
Event Technology
Event Experience Companies
Supplier Hotel Reservation Portal

Hosted Buyers