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

Keynote Session

Closing Cocktails

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.

2020 Education (2021 Coming Soon)

Subject to change

Registration Day Workshops

  | 2-3 p.m.

"Master Linkedin to Build Your Personal Brand"

"Social Selling 101"

"Avoid the Common Traps and Hazards of Event Planning"

"Making Your Destination Autism-Approved"

Tech Theater

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Instagram for Business: Where to Begin"

2-3 p.m.: "#EventTech: Epic Event Fails (and How to Avoid Them)"

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Content Curation Walkthrough"

2-3 p.m.: "Tech for the Savvy Business Traveler"

Risk Management Theater

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "What's Behind the Curtain of Hotel Negotiations: Examining the Elements That can Give You Real Negotiating Power"

2-3 p.m.: "Successful Negotiations in a Seller's Market"

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "RFP: It Doesn't Have to Mean 'Really Frightening Process'"

2-3 p.m.: "Meeting Budgets and Cost Saving Strategies"

Marketing, Social Media and Branding Theater

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Profit From Disruption: Tear Down Marketing's Old Walls to See the Future of Your Business"

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Communicating at the Right speed"

2-3 p.m.: "Social Media and Marketing Panel

BizBash Theater, Meeting and Event Design

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Titans of the Industry Panel: Design"

2-3 p.m.: "Titans of the Industry Panel: Experiences"

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: "Ideas and Inspiration"

2-3 p.m.: "Live Experience Bootcamp"

Athletes in Action Theater

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: Austin Hatch

2-3 p.m.: Christa Samaras

  

8:45-9:45 a.m.: Will Waller

Trade Show Floor Plan

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

Trade Show Floor Plan