Connect Rockies

Park City, Utah Stein Eriksen Lodge

General Information

The Rockies Mean Business

Enhance your skills, network with industry leaders and drive more business at Connect Rockies—the event for planners and suppliers focused on national association, corporate and international meetings and events in the Rocky Mountains. Experience a quality packed day of general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and networking.

Connect Rockies 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 $200 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 $200.

Frequently asked Planners questions

Planner Registration

Supplier 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

Supplier Hotel Reservation Link

 

Registration cost

Registration starts at $4,450.

Frequently Asked Supplier Questions

Supplier Registration

 

2020 Agenda

Monday, Apr. 6

Registration

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Sponsored by Visit Park City

Opening Session and Education

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Marketplace Appointments

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Shuttles to Montage Deer Valley

Welcome Reception

Montage Deer Valley

Tuesday, Apr. 7

Transfers to Montage Deer Valley

Networking Breakfast

Montage Deer Valley

Planners—Optional Site Tours at Montage Deer Valley

Sponsored by Visit Park City

Education Session

Montage Deer Valley

Marketplace Appointments

Montage Deer Valley

Grab and Go Lunch

Montage Deer Valley

Transfers Back to Stein Eriksen Lodge and Offsite Activities

Afternoon Activities

Enjoy your choice of Park City experiences with your new connections! Options include Utah Olympic Park Gold Passes, main street shopping, fly fising and culinary at River Bottoms Ranch, wine tour of local historic locations, and skiing at Deer Valley. Sign up here for your preferred experience.

Wine Education Session

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Closing Dinner

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Wednesday, Apr. 8

Departures

2020 Education

Subject to change

Monday, Apr. 6

| Opening Education

Tech It or Leave It for Powerful Productivity: Top Tools to Be a Better Kind of Busy

Tuesday, Apr. 7

| Education Session

How to Blend Trends, Diets and Sustainability for Delicious Experiences

 

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 $200 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 applicable, 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?

Attendees will receive a special rate at our host hotel when they use the reservation portal link.

Suppliers who opt to make reservations outside the event room block incur a $350 non-host hotel fee.

How can I get to the hotel?

Connect suppliers can arrange transportation to the hotel through Snow Country Limo service.

  1. Go to snowcountrylimo.com and click the red "Book Online" button in the upper right corner.
  2. Enter all details.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: When entering airport info, name options will auto-populate. The first option (SLC, showing an airplane icon) MUST be selected in order to enable you to enter flight details.
  3. After details have been entered, click "Select Vehicle" and choose "SUV Meet and Greet," followed by "Book Now" and "Continue as Guest."
  4. Enter all passenger info on the left side of the next page and proceed to the right column
  5. Halfway down the right column, enter the group promo code Connect (not case sensitive)

 

This is meet and greet service. The driver will greet you inside your terminal as you exit the secure gate area into the baggage claim, assist with luggage and get the car for pickup.

SUVs seat up to four passengers comfortably with luggage.

Please be sure to make note of all fields. Do you have your flight information? Are you requesting a return transfer? Do you need a child seat, if so rear or forward facing? Any special requirements or notes Snow Country should be made aware of?

Should you experience any booking issues or have questions please feel free to contact the Snow Country reservations team at 435-714-0159 or via email at info@snowcoutrylimo.com. Please be sure to mention you are using promo code Connect so the reservation team member will apply your group discount.

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.