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Connect Press Releases

August 2019 — Connect Launches Strategic Solutions Division

August 2019 — Holly Anderson First Woman to Take the Helm at Connect Sports

July 2019 — Nicole Kidman Signs On as Connect 2019 Keynote Speaker

June 2019 — Connect Announces Puerto Rico as 2021 Host

March 2019 — Michael Phelps Joins Connect’s Star-Studded Speaker Lineup

March 2019 — Connect and Sciensio to Expand EventBot Partnership

March 2019 — IAEE to Present the Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect

February 2019 — Connect Travel Launches the Connect Thrive Summit

February 2019 — Connect and HPN Global Announce Alliance Partnership


October 2018 — Connect Selects Meetings Alliance to Represent in LATAM Market

October 2018 — Connect Enters the Government Sector

September 2018 — Introducing the Connect Medical Advisory Board

September 2018 — Connect Partners With TEAM to Produce a Better Appointment System

September 2018 — Batter Up for Sports Professionals at the eTourism Summit

September 2018 — Connect Business Travel Joins the Meetings Lineup

August 2018 — Connect Sports Partners With the U.S. Center for SafeSport to Protect Athletes

June 2018 — Texas Sports Tourism Summit Set to Tee Off

June 2018 — Connect Expo Expands its Reach

June 2018 — Big Business on the Big Island

May 2018 — Steven Hacker Joins the Connect Family

May 2018 — Connect Adds Independent Planners Event to the Meetings Lineup

March 2018 — Connect Marketing Scoops Up eTourism Summit

March 2018 — Connect Medical-Connect Tech To Be Held in Las Vegas


October 2017 — Brazil Tour Operator Numbers Are 65 Percent Above Goal at Connect Travel Marketplace

August 2017 — Connect Sports Named 2017 Corporate Diversity Partner of the Year at the Compete Sports Diversity Awards 

August 2017 — Connect Travel Launching Connect Travel Marketplace

May 2017 — Will Seccombe Named Head of Connect Travel

May 2017 — Registration for Connect Medical Is Open

April 2017 — Introducing the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards

April 2017 — Chris Conwell Joins the Connect Team

March 2017 — Connect Recognizes Corporate Meeting Professionals in 40 Under 40

January 2017 — Steve Walker to Head Connect Expo


December 2016 — Acquired by Tarsus, Connect Goes Global

December 2016 — Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Connect DC

October 2016 — Ogletree Named Editor-In-Chief

September 2016 — 44,518 Appointments: Now That’s Some Face Time

July 2016 — Connect Diversity Expands Its Reach in Its Fifth Year

July 2016  — Connect New England Is The Start of Something Great

June 2016 — Connect Partners With It Gets Better Project

June 2016 — Rob Lowe Completes the 2016 Connect Marketplace Keynote Lineup

May 2016 — Accepting Members for Professional Development Committees

May 2016 — The Inaugural Connect California Is in the Books

April 2016 — Connect Expands With Incentive in Cancun

April 2016 — Connect is Marching to the Capital

March 2016 — Connect Magazines Have a New Look

February 2016 — Connect New England Launching in June 2016

January 2016 — Destination Irvine to Host Connect California

January 2016 — Collinson Media & Events Has a New Name in 2016


June 2015  —  Connect Again Named Top Finalist for Magazine of the Year

July 2015 —  Connect Marketplace Announces Bill Clinton as Keynote Speaker

August 2015 —  Collinson Media Meetings Magazines Recognized

August 2015 — Connect Sports Launches LGBTQ Task Force

August 2015 —  Connect Sports Recognizes Women in Sports Tourism

October 2015 —  Connect Marketplace is Going Big in 2016

February 2015 — Collinson Partners with U.S. Olympic Committe

January 2015 — Taylor Swift “What’s a Celebrity Worth?” Cover Starts the New Year Off With Fireworks for Connect Magazine

January 2015 — The First Collaborate Hawai’i Brings Big Business to Big Island


December 2014 — Collinson Media Launches Interfuse Digital Marketing Platform

October 2014 — Meeting Planner Attendance for Rejuvenate Marketplace 2014 Surpasses Collinson’s Expectations

August 2014 — Collinson Media Delivers ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Deborah Sexton, George Aguel and Anderson Cooper at Largest-Ever Connect Marketplace in Orlando

August 2014 — Connect Magazine Wins Big

June 2014 — Collinson Media & Events Welcomes New Regional Director of Sales

June 2014 — Collaborate Marketplace Sees Record Attendance, Adds New Features

May 2014 — Rejuvenate Launches New Online Magazine

April 2014 — Collinson Media & Events Continues Expansion


October 2013 — Highest-Ever Volume and Quality of Faith-Based Meetings Buyers to 2013 Rejuvenate Marketplace

August 2013 — Top Meetings Professionals Book Business at 2013 Connect Marketplace


October 2012 — Marriott’s Diversity Initiative Leads to Exclusive Partnership, Live Event

August 2012 — Connect, Collaborate Win Big in Azbee Awards

August 2012 — Connect Marketplace Brings People, Politicians, Business to New Orleans

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In the News

Top 10 Event Planning Magazines and Ezines to Follow in 2018 (September 2018)

Top 10 Events Industry Blog Posts of the Past Year (March 2018)

2016 Promotional Merchandise Provider for Connect  |  PMSI (January 2016)

ACVB Hires Collaborate Magazine “40 Under 40” Recipient as National Sales Manager | Atlanta CVB (May 2014)

Trevor Lynn Recognized as a “40 Under 40” Industry Leader by Connect Magazine, Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer | Social Tables (May 2014)

The Shows Go On | MPI (Feature Story on the Hosted Buyer Trade-Show Format, April 2014)

Top 5 CVB Apps that Go Beyond the Norm (Alton Eagle Watching App Review, January 2014)

Episode 139: Live from Rejuvenate Marketplace | Event Alley Show (October 2013)

Ocean Center to Host Meeting Planners | The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Rejuvenate Marketplace Coverage, October 2013)

Daytona Lands National Event | Hotel  & Lodging Association of Volusia County (Rejuvenate Marketplace Coverage, October 2013)

Connecting in Milwaukee | Hotel Lobbyists (Connect Marketplace Review, September 2013)

Connect Marketplace 2013 Wrap-Up | SignUp4 (August 2013)

Meeting Planner Convention Has Potential to Bring Millions to Milwaukee | FOX6 Milwaukee (On-Site Connect Marketplace Coverage, August 2013)

Connect Marketplace Attracts Hundreds of Meeting Planners to Milwaukee | Visit Milwaukee Press Release (August 2013)

Conference Will Bring Meeting Planners to Milwaukee | BizTimes.com (Connect Marketplace Coverage, August 2013)

16th Street Mall Gets Mostly High Grades from Conventioneers Staying Here | Denver Business Journal (Collaborate Marketplace Coverage, July 2013)

Episode 127: The Making of Marketplace | Event Alley Show (July 2013)

Connecticut Convention Center Attends 2013 Collaborate Marketplace in Denver | Connecticut Convention Center (Collaborate Marketplace Coverage, June 2013)

14 MPI Members Among 40 Under 40 | MPI (August 2011)

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