THE EVENT

Register today for Connect New York City, Feb. 28-March 2, at the Westin New York at Times Square. 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.

Health and Wellness Update

New York has lifted its mask mandate in many settings. Please note that masks remain required on public transportation and using car services (taxis, Uber etc.). Meeting and event venues, as well as restaurants and other settings, are required to seek proof of vaccination under the Key to NYC ordinance. Venues have the authority to require masks should they choose to. Connect will continue to monitor the situation and abide by local regulations when it comes to NYC Travel Week, Feb. 28-March 2.

The Westin New York at Times Square

Prepare for an unforgettable experience in New York City at The Westin New York at Times Square, conveniently situated near Times Square and Madison Square Garden. Walk to over 40 Broadway theatres, Central Park and dozens of famed attractions, or enjoy speedy access to all New York City with most subway lines at our hotel’s doorstep. Those looking to host a special event in Midtown Manhattan can take advantage of over 34,000 square feet of meeting space, including 13 theaters and three ballrooms, along with bespoke services to ensure a day to remember. Curate your own NYC adventure at The Westin New York at Times Square.

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AGENDA OVERVIEW

Monday, Feb 28, 2022

2 p.m.
Registration
Sign in and get ready for three days of networking, education and more!

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments
Nobody matches you with the right potential business partners than Connect. The tradition continues here!
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception at Queensyard at Hudson Yards
NYC & Company. hosts our group for a memorable night in The Big Apple. There will be transportation from the Westin starting at 5 pm to take all attendees to the event.

Tuesday, March1

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast

9-10:15 a.m.

Marketplace Appointments
Build leads for future business in just six minutes!

10:45 a.m.

Buses Depart for Unique Venue Tour
Hop on the bus as we explore some of the most unusual event venues in New York City.

11:30 a.m.

Education Session at Lavan 541
“The Anatomy of Connection with Liron David, Amy Shay Jones;” moderated by David Adler.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch at Lavan 541
1:30 p.m.

Buses Depart for Stop #2

2:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Education Sessions at Convene
Back-to-back education features Melissa Park.
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Happy Hour 
Refresh yourself back to The Westin.

6:00  p.m.
Open Night
Explore the greatest city in the world.

Wednesday, March 2

8:30-10 a.m.

Breakfast & Planner Focus Group with NYC & Co.

10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

12:10-1:10 p.m.

Lunch
Enjoy one final meal with the group after a great experience.

BUYERS

With Connect’s signature reverse-style trade show you can focus on product development and not navigating a convention hall.  The timing is right, the format is efficient and effective and the educational programming will prepare you to thrive in a hyper-competitive global marketplace.

SUPPLIERS

Take advantage of guaranteed one on one prescheduled appointments with top international tour operators in a reverse-style trade show that is proven to be an efficient and effective way to expedite the sales process and close business.

Connect Cancellation Policy:
Connect Travel requires registration to be paid in full to access any live event. Any special billing or payment arrangement must be made in writing and agreed upon between Connect management and the client seeking event access. Please see below for cancellation policy.

Cancellations requested inside of 30 days to event date – Client forfeits 100% of registration fee. Cancellations requested 31-90 days prior to event date – Client forfeits 50% of registration fee and the remaining 50% can be used towards a new product purchase in the same calendar year. Cancellations requested over 90 days to the event date – Client may apply 100% of the registration fee to a new product purchase or service in the same calendar year.

Photo Release:
Connect and its legal representatives and assigns, retain the right and permission to publish, without charge, photographs taken during this event. These photographs may be used in publications, including electronic publications, or in audio-visual presentations, promotional literature, advertising, or in other similar ways.

Medical Release:
With registration, the attendee agrees and acknowledges they are participating in the conference on their own free will. While Connect does its best to provide the safest possible environment for the events, the attendee acknowledges freely and knowingly that as a result of their registration and participation, they hereby assume responsibility for their own well-being and safety, releasing Connect of any harm.

 

Connect DC + Med | Tech
Nov. 28-29, Washington, DC

Connect DC

  • Must be a Corporate or Association Planner that is physically located in the DMV area
  • Third Parties are allowed with completed Trusted Planner Form
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Med | Tech

  • Must plan meetings or events that serve the Medical OR Technology industries
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • May be located anywhere in the United States
  • Must have the ability to source meetings nationally

Connect Pacific Northwest
Nov. 14-16, El Paso, TX

  • Must be physically located in Texas
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Pacific Northwest
Sept. 19-20, Boise, Idaho

  • Must be physically located in WA, OR, ID, Northern California or Vancouver
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally
  • Must demonstrate a solid 2-year event history

Connect Florida
Sept. 13-14, Kissimmee Florida

  • Corporate or national association planner based in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Faith + Southeast
Oct. 3-5, Little Rock, Arkansas

Faith

  • Must plan faith-based meetings & events
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Southeast

  • Must be physically located in the Southeastern
    states
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Spring Marketplace
May 22-24, Puerto Rico
M
ore than 2,000 event professionals are expected for this industry leading event in Puerto Rico. Tracks include:

  • Association
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • 2-year history planning events
  • Corporate
    • Financial
    • Medical
    • Technology
      • Event must be able to rotate nationally
      • 50+ room nights on peak
      • 2-year history planning events
    • Citywides
      • At least 1,000 room rights with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space
    • Diversity
      • Planners for multicultural and inclusive organizations
      • Ability to rotate nationally
      • 2-year history planning events
    • Luxury & Incentive
      • Proven history using 5-star hotels and resorts for events
      • Ability to rotate nationally
    • Sports
      • Rights holders and event planners for tournaments/competitions that rotate nationally with at least 50 room nights on peak
      • LGBTQ+ Summit

Connect Marketplace
Aug. 8-10, Detroit
More than 4,000 event professionals are expected for Connect’s largest annual event.

  • Association
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
  • Corporate
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
  • Specialty
    • Planners of SMERF (Social, Military, Educational, and Fraternal) events
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
  • Sports
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
    • Women in Sports Tourism Forum
  • BizBash
    • Must be a decision maker who is responsible for the procurement of event activations and experiences
    • Does NOT source meetings & events with hotels or CVBs
    • Third Parties and Intermediaries are not yet allowed to participate
    • If you are a Third Party/Intermediary, we encourage you to apply for the Connect track that is best suited for you