Connect NYC

Manhattan New York Marriott Marquis

General Information

Start the New Year With a Bang.

Register today for Connect New York City, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The annual event is designed for planners and suppliers focused on national association, corporate and international meetings and events in New York City. As always, we will curate 1-on-1 appointments with the right partners for future business while providing stellar education and networking opportunities. After a challenging two years, 2022 is going to bring us to a new level. Don’t drop the ball and miss out on this great event.

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

Planner Information

Register and Pay.

Get your $250 registration fee back 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 starts at $250.

Frequently asked Planners questions

Planner Registration

Supplier Information

  • Face–to-face meetings with qualified planners
  • Only planners who can book business qualify
  • Great 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 Supplier Questions

Supplier Registration

2022 Location

Times Square

New York Marriott Marquis is an iconic fixture of Times Square and brilliantly captures the vibrant energy and spirit of Manhattan. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, our hotel places guests near some of NYC's most exciting attractions including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District. Experience incredible restaurants including New York's only revolving dining room with 360-degree views of Manhattan. Set the stage for a relaxing stay with our 24-hour fitness center, in-room dining, and 5,000 square foot M Club. Comprising over 100,000 square feet of space and enhanced by cutting-edge technology, our meeting spaces offer inspired choices for your event in Times Square.

 

Agenda (Subject to Change)

Sunday, Jan. 30

Registration

Sign in and get ready for three days of networking, education and more!

Education Session

Marketplace Appointments

Nobody matches you with the right potential business partners than Connect. The tradition continues here!

Welcome Cocktails

Cheers to a return to face-to-face meetings!

Monday, Jan. 31

Education Session

Marketplace Appointments

Build leads for future business in just six minutes! 

Lunch and Learn

Marketplace Appointments

Hungry for more meetings? We've got a second helping for you!

Education Session

Cocktail Hour

Open Night

Explore the greatest city in the world, which has an arsenal of great restaurants and attractions for you to explore!

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Education Session

Marketplace Appointments

Close out the event strong by building long-lasting connections.

Sample Education (2022 Coming Soon)

Subject to change

Connect NYC Education

Education Session 1

"AI Chatbots: Another Placebo or the Next Customer Service Penicillin?"

Education Session 2

"Eating at a Meeting: How to Create Safe and Inclusive F&B Environments"

Education Session 3

"RFP Challenge: How Planners and Suppliers Get to Yes"

 

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 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.

Is transportation covered?

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.

Do I need a 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. Talk to your regional sales rep for more information.
 

Do I need to book a hotel room?

Supplier attendees will receive a special rate at our host hotel when they use the official Connect NYC reservation portal (coming soon).

Suppliers who opt to make reservations outside the event room block 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.