Connect Business Travel

Tampa, Florida Tampa Convention Center

What is Connect Business Travel?

Connect Business Travel brings together Corporate Travel Executives with key suppliers for one-on-one appointments conducted in a reverse-style tradeshow format. What does that mean? It means that you get right down to business, no wasted time walking around a trade show floor or meeting with people that don’t fit your needs. This coupled with top notch relevant education makes it a can’t miss event. Sign up today to make serious business connections, learn best practices and catch up on the latest technology at Connect Business Travel. See our Safe and Clean event plan.

 

 

 

Buyers

With Connect’s signature reverse-style trade show you can focus on the deal and not the navigation of a convention hall. No booth set up is necessary. We do all the work for you.

Buyer Registration

 

 

Suppliers

As suppliers of Business Travel you will meet with travel execs for prescheduled one-on-one appointments. No booth set up is necessary. We do all the work for you.

 

Check back for the Connect supplier hotel reservation link, coming soon.

Supplier Registration

Email Drew Rodriguez, Regional Sales Manager, to register: dsrodriguez@connectbusinesstravel.com.

 

 

2021 Agenda

Monday, Aug. 30

Registration

Keynote Session

Opening Reception

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Hosted Breakfasts

Marketplace Appointments

Trade Show Hours

Education Sessions

Lunch in Trade Show

Education Sessions

Marketplace Appointments

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Marketplace Appointments

Trade Show Hours

Education Sessions

Lunch in Trade Show

Education Sessions

Marketplace Appointments

Doors Open—Michelle Obama

Sponsored by Visit Milwaukee, Detroit Metro CVB,
Meet Minneapolis, Discover Puerto Rico

A Moderated Conversation With Former First Lady Michelle Obama

2021 Location

Tampa, Florida

Unlock Tampa, the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa, the hospitality is as warm as the weather.
 

Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views of the Garrison Channel which connects to the Hillsborough River, 600,000 square feet of transformable spaces, and state of the art amenities—all under the Florida sun.

2021 Education

Subject to change

 

Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

4-5 p.m.

Speaker Showcase: Roger Dow and Dana Young Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021

11 a.m.-noon

"Plan & Think Before You Ink: Strategic Contract Negotiations" Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

"ReThinking & ReDesigning Your Event F&B" Theater 2 | BizBash

BizBash Programming Theater 3 | Sponsored by ON Services

"Hotel Comeback" Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

Noon-1 p.m.

Jerry Rice Sports Keynote Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

1-2 p.m.

"Workplace Appreciation: Leading Teams Remotely"Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

"Culinary Comeback: F&B Negotiation as Events Are Coming Back LIVE" Theater 2 | BizBash

BizBash Programming Theater 3 | Sponsored by ON Services

"Status of the Industry Panel" Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

2:15-3 p.m.

"Lessons From the Storm" Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

2:30-3 p.m.

Speaker Showcase: Maurice Ashley Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

11 a.m.-noon

"AV 101 & AV Hygiene in a Post-COVID World" Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

"Re-Igniting Sales and Customer Experience in a COVID-19 Environment" Theater 2 | BizBash

BizBash Programming Theater 3 | BizBash

Speaker Showcase: Natalie Fikes Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

Noon-1 p.m.

Sports Keynote

1-2 p.m.

"AV 102: Next Level AV for Planners & Contract Negotiators" Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

BizBash Programming Theater 2 | BizBash

"Reimagining Customer Service in a Post-COVID Environment" Theater 3 | Sponsored by ON Services

"Plan & Think Before You Ink: Strategic Contract Negotiations" Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

2:15-2:45 p.m.

Sports Speaker Theater 1 | Sponsored by Visit Wichita

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Speaker Showcase: Derreck Kayongo Speaker Showcase Stage | Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

Trade Show Floor Plan

Get to know our 2021 trade show exhibitors when you check out the interactive floor plan!

Trade Show Floor Plan