Now accompanied by Connect Incentive and Connect Mountain Incentive, Connect Luxury is a bespoke program targeting those who plan luxury meetings, travel, incentives, experiential and gifting/goods for the global business events industry.
Connect brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts across a dozen meetings and events industry markets. Attendees at our conferences gain crucial experience to advance their careers and business through professional development and meetings excellence—all while networking and socializing with other industry colleagues. This new program will focus on the modern iterations of luxury including wellness, mindfulness, active lifestyle, sustainability, socially conscious travel and authentic experiences. We believe that thoughtfully curated segmentation will create a more intimate, relationship-focused event. That means, we want meeting planners to spend time with the right people with a truly customized itinerary. Do not expect a traditional gathering where your agenda is jam packed. Connect Luxury is focused on nurturing relationships and we want you to handpick your experiences and agenda based on your own personal speed.
Connect is busy crafting something special for each meeting planner and the groups they represent through the following segments for you:
A distinctive portfolio of properties offering quality service for meetings and conventions. Minimum of 200 guest rooms and/or suites, at least 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Smaller stylish hotels in unique settings with upscale accommodations and individualized selling points. Fewer than 200 rooms, unique meeting spaces.
Lavish properties that have celebrated the industry’s highest honors such as AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Awards.
Global destinations and purveyors of experience that know what luxury travelers seek, and deliver it.
Corporate and event gifting companies that specialize in unique, remarkable and meaningful offerings. Modern, high-end gift programs and strategists.
Personalized and private aircraft, yachting and chauffeured transportation.
All Times Eastern
Monday, Oct. 19
Connect West Appointments
RECONNECT Virtual Happy Hour
Meeting planners, please pick up your in-room cocktail kit when you arrive at the hotel, and enjoy this virtual happy hour experience from the comfort of your guestroom.
Mask-erade Opening Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Hosted breakfasts (invitation only)
Trade Show Opens
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Trade Show Opens
Trade Show Hours
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
Experience the world of possibilities of Orlando World Center Marriott. Only minutes from the Disney theme parks, the Lake Buena Vista, Florida hotel provides a convenient shuttle service included in the resort fee. Relax and recharge in spacious hotel rooms that feature featherbeds, mini-refrigerators, reading chairs, large desks and Wi-Fi. Many rooms offer balconies with views of the nightly light show or the pools. Play 18 holes on the challenging golf course, work out in the modern gym, take the plunge in one of the outdoor pools, relax in one of the cabanas or ride on one of the two 200-foot waterslides. Rejuvenate before or after a busy day in the full-service spa and indulge at one of the exceptional hotel restaurants. This Orlando resort is also ideal for large-scale corporate events and special celebrations, boasting more than 338,000 square feet of sophisticated event space.
If you'd like to learn more, please contact Derek Rodriguez below