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Connect Marketplace
27-29 August, 2024
Baird CenterMilwaukee, WI

We didn't invent the hosted buyer experience, we perfected it.

Our industry-leading hosted buyer experience revolutionizes the way buyers source suppliers and service providers.

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The Connect Difference

Attend Connect Marketplace as a Hosted Buyer and revolutionize the way you do business. Unlike traditional shows, our reverse-style trade show format puts you in control of your appointment schedule. Handpick the cities, hotels, and service providers you're interested in meeting with, and let our industry-leading AI match system handle the rest. You'll walk away with relevant contacts, an expanded network, and more signed RFPs.

Qualified Hosted Buyers Receive:

Complimentary Airfare, Accommodations, and Registration

We handle all costs and coordination of your travel, accommodations, and registration, allowing you to focus on getting business done.

One-on-One Business Meetings

Our AI-powered matching system ensures that you'll meet with only the suppliers capable of meeting your unique needs so you can work smarter, not harder.

Top-Notch Networking

Our networking events come in multiple formats and are designed to facilitate deep and meaningful interactions that result in lasting relationships.

Innovative Education

Receive relevant education and insights into emerging trends and challenges, connecting you with industry experts who know your market.

Connect Marketplace Hosted Buyer Qualifications

You may be eligible to attend Connect Marketplace as a hosted buyer if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

Hosted Buyer Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made within 30 days or more in advance and prior to booking transportation can receive either a 100% refund OR credit transfer to a later event.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days or less with booked transportation may not receive a deposit refund and must cancel transportation through Connect's Travel Services Manager.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days or less prior to the event, with transportation being booked and appointment schedules being submitted, will NOT receive a refund and will incur a cancellation fee of the cost of one (1) hotel room night. Planners must cancel transportation through Connect's Travel Services Manager.

Alice Holden

Meetings and GVP Manager

Gold's Gym

I just want to say I had an AMAZING time at the Connect Spring Marketplace this week. The registration and appointment process was super easy and clear. I also went into the event thinking only about 30% of my appointments would be applicable to my current needs and I was pleasantly surprised that I could really use 70-80% of the companies I met within the next year.

Frequently Asked Questions