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Connect Southeast
11-13 November, 2024
Greenville Convention CenterGreenville, SC

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.

Large group of event professionals networking and enjoying drinks by a "CONNECT" sign

The Connect Difference

Attend Connect Southeast 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

We handle all costs and coordination of your travel, allowing you to focus on preparing to get business done. 

AI-Powered Business Meetings

You’ll meet one-on-one with only the event suppliers capable of meeting your unique needs

Top-Notch Networking

Our networking events are designed to facilitate deep and meaningful interactions that build lasting relationships.

Innovative Education

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

Hosted Buyer Qualifications

You may be eligible to attend Connect Southeast as a hosted buyer if you meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Southeast
  • Generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Have the ability to rotate nationally and within the Southeast region

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.

Stacey Allen


This is THE Hospitality Networking Event to attend. Planners, buyers, suppliers, hotels come together to network, learn, have fun, and make some great partnerships for the future!

Frequently Asked Questions