Connect Business Travel

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial 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 in New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Please use this link to book your hotel.

Supplier Registration

 

 

Location

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The award winning New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and trade shows annually.

The world famous French Quarter, architecturally significant and distinct neighborhoods, and the iconic Mississippi River are just minutes from the doorstep. Once your work day is done, you can enjoy the truly festive atmosphere of New Orleans—one of the most celebrated cities in all the world! Home to the best cuisine and restaurants in the country, the most talented musicians, incredible museums, and historic landmarks, there’s always a life-long memory to be made around every corner.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
 

 

2020 Agenda

Monday, Aug. 17

Pure Michigan's Regiception

Hosted by MGM Resorts International

Happy Hour

Registration Day Workshops

• "Master Linkedin to Build Your Personal Brand"
• "Social Selling 101"
• "Avoid the Common Traps and Hazards of Event Planning"
• "Making Your Destination Autism-Approved"

Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Speaker Showcase 1

President's Club and Expo Appointments

Sponsored by Visit Sacramento

General Session

Hosted by New Orleans CVB

Opening Reception

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Hosted by Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resorts and Visit Huntington Beach

Hosted Breakfasts
(Invitation Only)

Trade Show Opens

Education Sessions and Athletes in Action

• "Instagram for Business: Where to Begin"
• "What's Behind the Curtain of Hotel Negotiations"
• "Profit From Disruption: Tear Down Marketing's Old Walls to See the Future of Your Business"
• "Titans of Industry Panel: Design"
• "Athletes in Action: Austin Hatch"

Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Speaker Showcase 2

Marketplace Appointments

Lunch in the Trade Show

Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Speaker Showcase 3

Education Sessions and Athletes in Action

• "#EventTech: Epic Event Fails (and How to Avoid Them)"
• "Successful Negotiations in a Seller's Market"
• "Titans of the Industry Panel: Experiences"
• "Athletes in Action: Christa Samaras"

Marketplace Appointments

Open Night

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Trade Show Opens

Education Sessions and Athletes in Action

• "Content Curation Walkthrough"
• "RFP: It Doesn't Have to Mean 'Really Frightening Process'"
• "Communicating at the Right Speed"
• "Ideas and Inspiration"
• "Athletes in Action: Will Waller"

Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Speaker Showcase 4

Marketplace Appointments

Lunch in the Trade Show

Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Speaker Showcase 5

Education Sessions and Athletes in Action

• "Tech for the Savvy Business Traveler"
• "Meeting Budgets and Cost Saving Strategies"
• "Social Media and Marketing Panel"
• "Live Experiences Bootcamp"

Marketplace Appointments

Sponsored by Branson CVB

General Session

 

2020 Education

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