WHERE BUSINESS GETS DONE
Connect Winter Marketplace features two longstanding Connect shows under one roof.
Connect D.C. is the premier B2B conference in which association and corporate meeting planners based in Washington, D.C. meet with representatives from CVBs, hotels, convention centers and other venues eager to host their next event. Attendees walk away with inspiration, business leads and connections that only Connect events can provide.
Connect Medical | Tech is a premier B2B conference in which meeting and event planners representing medical organizations and technology-based companies meet with representatives from CVBs, hotels, convention centers and other venues eager to host events. Attendees walk away with business leads and connections that only Connect events can provide.
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 nightlife of the nation’s capital. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy exceptional comfort and service, as well as a direct connection to the city via the Metro Center station.
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Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
Education: Plan-A-Thon (sponsorship available)
Put on your planner’s hat—imagine that!—in this collaborative networking exercise in which attendees team up to develop a new event idea in 30 minutes. Then, the teams share their dream ideas in presentations in front of the whole group. Presented by David Adler and five table moderators.
Get down to business in the most powerful city in the world. This is the place where deals get done!
Conversation & Cocktails (sponsorship available)
Grab a drink and share a story with your new best friends/future business partners.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
Experience Scottsdale Focus Group
Education: Legal and Contracts
In a town filled with lawyers, we get to the nuts and bolts of planning events. Hear invaluable advice on overcoming legal and contractual challenges from experts in the field.
Education: High Society: Emerging THC Trends in Events.
The events industry is fired up about the legalization of THC. This panel, high on THC’s potential for events, sorts through the smoke signals to share tips and trends for what’s ahead. Presented by Jess Tyler, senior vice president of events and sales, MJBiz
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: 22 Ideas from 2022
Extra, extra, hear all about it! BizBash editorial team members share creative event planning, production, and marketing ideas they’ve reported on during this 30-minute session sure to inspire event pros ready to try something new at their events. Presented by Sarah Kloepple, managing editor, BizBash.
Education: Inside the White House: From State Dinners to Top-Secret Events
Ever wonder what it’s like organizing live experiences at the White House? Learn about life as the White House Social Secretary, a job where you can’t cut corners (oval is the preferred shape, after all). Hear stories about preventing international protocol incidents and planning intimate gatherings for world leaders. Sometimes, the party room can feel as and tense as the Situation Room! Presented by Deesha Dyer, founder and CEO, Hook & Fasten; Former White House Social Secretary
Deesha Dyer is the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that specializes in transformational relationships between corporations and communities, diversity & inclusion and executive operations. For nearly two decades, she has produced social-impact campaigns across entertainment, politics, philanthropy and business. Dyer served as White House Social Secretary under President Barack Obama.
Jess Tyler leads the team producing MJBizCon, the multiple-award winning trade show that tens of thousands of cannabis professionals attend each fall in Las Vegas. A true trade show veteran, Tyler has held various events and publishing roles with Access Intelligence, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Experient, a Maritz company.
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