Connect Med | Tech

Washington, D.C. Grand Hyatt Washington
 

Med | Tech Means Business.

Connect Med | Tech is an education conference and appointment-only trade show. Hosted by Connect, the event brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in medical and technology meetings and events for general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and quality networking.

 

Connect Med | Tech is the business marketplace where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business.

Planners Information

Register and Pay.

Registration is $250 $99 which will be refunded to you after completing all scheduled Marketplace appointments.

Travel to Connect.

Attend the hosted-buyer event designed for association, corporate and specialty professionals.

Connect with Peers.

Meet with pre-selected suppliers in one-on-one appointments.

Learn from Experts.

Enjoy in-depth, interactive education on in-demand topics while earning continuing education credits.

Unwind and Mingle.

Continue networking at our fun receptions.

Registration cost

Registration is now $250 $99.

Frequently asked Planners questions

What are planners saying about Connect events?

Suppliers information

  • Face–to-face meetings with qualified planners
  • Only planners who can book business qualify
  • 1:1 planner-to-supplier ratio
  • Full contact information for all meeting planners
  • Training with industry experts
  • Numerous networking opportunities to do business
  • ROI that is evident before you leave the conference

Registration cost

Registration starts at $4,450.

Frequently asked Suppliers questions

2021 Location

Grand Hyatt Washington

Grand Hyatt Washington is located in downtown Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the National Mall. Immerse yourself in the historic sights, luxury shopping, and alluring nightlight of the nation’s capital. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy unparalleled comfort and service, as well as a direct connection to the city via the WMATA Metro Center station.

2021 Agenda

Monday, Nov. 29

Registration

Step right up and get your name badge and get settled in before a successful conference! Be sure to say, "Hi," to new and old friends!

Marketplace Appointments

In six short minutes, you will be connected to future longtime business partners. The journey begins now!

Education: Tom Pasha Presents "Negotiations in the New Reality (from the Hotel Side)"

How to maximize results and minimize contractual exposure in a changing market. This session deals with the fact that as a result of a softer level of demand in the next few years, planners can take advantage and leverage their business for exceptional group pricing and value-added services. Starting with a thoroughly detailed and professional RFP, the session will also impart unconventional tips and techniques, "from the hotel side" that will make the planner a much more effective negotiator.

Welcome Cocktails

Network in the nation's capital while reflecting on past challenges and looking ahead to upcoming opportunities.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Marketplace Appointments

Start your day off right with some great meetings that will set you up for new business.

Education: Courtney Stanley Presents "The Essentials of Empathy: Changing Culture, Building Trust and Cultivating Leaders"

Learn tips for the best ways to invest in your most important resource: Your people! The right interaction will demonstrate truenleadership and pay big dividends.

Lunch and Live Recording of GatherGeeks Podcast With David Adler

BizBash Founder and D.C. insider David Adler shares knowledge and stories over lunch in this fascinating session.

Networking Break

Build your new connections and catch up with old friends.

Education: Gary Hernbroth Presents "Contract Issues Beyond the Pandemic"

Let’s face it – it’s been a whirlwind for everyone, planners and sellers alike – and we’re not done yet! The waves of change keep coming, so it is imperative that we take stock of where we are and what we need moving forward in terms of contracting issues.

Marketplace Appointments

Meet your matches for business. This is the best speed dating you'll ever experience.

Open Night

Explore Washington, D.C.'s great restaurants and attractions!

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Marketplace Appointments

Start the last day out strong with productive meetings that will make a world of difference to your companies.

Education: Katie Muck Presents "Strategic Contracting: Plan & Think Before You Ink"

2021 Education

Subject to change

Monday, Nov. 29

| Education With Tom Pasha

"Negotiations in the New Reality (from the Hotel Side)""

Tuesday, Nov. 30

| Education With Courtney Stanley

"The Essentials of Empathy: Changing Culture, Building Trust and Cultivating Leaders"

| Education With Gary Hernbroth

"Contract Issues Beyond the Pandemic: Taking Stock of Where We Are and What We Need Moving Forward"

Wednesday, Dec. 1

| Education With Katie Muck

"Strategic Contracting: Plan and Think Before You Ink"

 

Frequently Asked Planner Questions

What is a reverse tradeshow?

Our innovative Marketplace system matches planners and suppliers for individual appointments based on their requests, as well as additional factors. Planners sit at designated tables and suppliers have 1-2 minutes to travel between appointments. A chime signifies the beginning and end of each appointment.

How much does registration cost?

Qualified planners pay a $250 $99 registration fee that will be returned at the end of the conference if all Marketplace appointments are kept.

When will I get my registration fee back?

Once all Marketplace appointments have been fulfilled and the final set of Marketplace appointments have concluded, refunds will be available at a designated location.

How does the appointment process work?

Planners and suppliers will receive an email stating that the appointment request process is open. Mutual requests get priority, then planner requests are granted, followed by supplier requests. It is not a first-come, first-served process. As long as you complete your requests by the designated end date, your appointment selections will be granted the appropriate priority.

You will receive an email prior to the show with instructions for logging into the appointment portal.

If I am driving to the event, will I be eligible for a mileage reimbursement?

If the mileage from your residence exceeds 100 miles, you will receive a preset transportation reimbursement at the conclusion of all scheduled appointments. We do not cover parking expenses, so be prepared for this additional cost.

When will you book my hotel room?

You will receive an email confirmation from the host hotel for a secured room about two weeks prior to the event. It might show a room rate, but attending as a planner, you will not be responsible for this charge. However, you will be asked to put down a credit card for incidentals when you check into your hotel. Incidentals are not covered by Connect.

What is Connect's refund/cancellation policy?

A Hosted Buyer is required to pay a fee to guarantee registration. Once a Hosted Buyer completes all of the preset appointments, the fee will be refunded. If a Hosted Buyer misses any appointments, cancels attendance after the appointment portal opens, or cancels attendance at any point 24 hours after flight booking, the deposit refund is forfeited and the Hosted Buyer's credit card on file will be charged the entire amount of the airline ticket, (As well as costs incurred in securing non-refundable hotel accommodations in the planners name for the duration of the event.) Hosted Buyers also forfeit their fee if the meeting qualification information presented to our staff is falsified, if the data on the registration page is false or exaggerated, if the Hosted Buyer does not have any influence on the decision process, or if there is any misrepresentation by the Hosted Buyer. If the Hosted Buyer's application is denied, the Hosted Buyer will be refunded the respective deposit.

 

Refund will be available after fulfillment and final set of appointments at the event have concluded. It is the sole responsibility of each planner to pick up their refund before leaving the event. The attendee agrees to settle all disputes regarding their deposit, reimbursement, refunds, and incentive within 30 days post-event. All disputes not settled within 30 days post-event will be null and void and no deposit, reimbursement, refunds, or incentive will be eligible to be collected.

Frequently Asked Supplier Questions

What is a reverse tradeshow?

Our innovative Marketplace system matches planners and suppliers for individual appointments based on their requests, as well as additional factors. Planners sit at designated tables and suppliers have 1-2 minutes to travel between appointments. A chime signifies the beginning and end of each appointment

How much does registration cost?

Registration starts at $4,450. Non-appointment attendee registration is $2,000. Talk to your regional sales rep for more information.

 

How do I book my hotel room?

Connect attendees receive a special rate from our host hotel. Please book your room using the Connect supplier reservation portal.

Note: Suppliers opting to stay outside the event room block will incur a $350 non-host hotel fee.

 

How does the appointment process work?

Planners and suppliers will receive an email stating that the appointment request process is open. Mutual requests get priority, then planner requests are granted, followed by supplier requests. It is not a first-come, first-served process. As long as you complete your requests by the designated end date, your appointment selections will be granted the appropriate priority.

You will receive an email prior to the show with instructions for logging into the appointment portal.