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Connect West
6-8 November, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

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 West 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 for the tradeshow.

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 West as a hosted buyer if you meet the following criteria:

  • Located in the Western states
  • Generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Have the ability to rotate nationally and within the Western 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.

JoAnn Taie

Global Management Partners

What truly stood out to me was the sense of community that pervaded the conference. Networking opportunities were abundant, and I found myself in conversations with fellow attendees that were both enlightening and enjoyable. It was evident that the conference had attracted a diverse group of individuals who were all passionate about the same overarching themes.

Frequently Asked Questions