10
Speakers
70
Suppliers
70
Hosted Buyers
180
Attendees

Where business gets done

The west coast is the best coast to do big business. On November 1-3, 2023, qualified representatives from CVBs, hotels, and convention centers will gather at Connect West to meet one-on-one with top-notch meeting planners from around the region. This is the premier B2B conference for event professionals based in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Join us in San Francisco and walk away with business leads and connections that only Connect events can provide.

I loved the speed dating format, and learning about new destinations and suppliers that you usually don’t see in the big conferences was totally
worth it.
Juliane Farinazzo, Bijou Group Inc.
I enjoyed my experience with Connect West. The event staff, guests, and location were wonderful. It was truly an honor to exchange thoughts with so many incredible people.
Lexi Pence, The Pineapple Labs
WHEN
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 through
Friday, November 3, 2023
Supplier registration
WHERE
San Francisco
hosted buyers application

COUNTDOWN TO CONNECT WEST

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Connect MARKETPLACE 2023

Destination: San Francisco

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is home to vibrant neighborhoods, luxury hotels, fine dining, and public art just to name a few. With easy accessibility to all major west coast cities, this location is the perfect place for event professionals to convene for the perfect balance of work and pleasure. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel has nearly 150,000 square feet of event space and 44 meeting rooms making it the ideal location to complete get your business done.

Supplier Hotel Reservations

 CONNECT WEST 2023

Agenda

2:00pm
Registration
 
2:30pm
Education
 
3:00pm - 5:00pm
1-on-1 Appointments
 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Happy Hour Education
 
6:30pm
Open Night
 
8:30am - 9:45am
Breakfast
 
10:00am - 12:00pm
1-on-1 Appointments
 
12:00am - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
1-on-1 Appointments
 
3:00pm
Education
 
4:00pm
Teambuilding Activity
 
6:00pm
Reception
 
9:00am
Breakfast
 
10:00am
1-on-1 Appointments
 
11:00am
Departures
 

 CONNECT WEST 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

Miatta Johnson

Co-founder & CEO
MVD Inc.

Massah David

Co-founder & CEO
MVD Inc.

Lauren Kehoe

SVP Creative Services
NVE Experience Agency

Kelsey Harlow-Nash

Vice President of Production & Operations
AGENC Experiential & Digital Marketing

Past 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