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Connect Winter Marketplace
20-22 November, 2024
Grand Hyatt WashingtonWashington, D.C.
20-22 November, 2024
Grand Hyatt Washington,
Washington, D.C.

Where Events Business Gets Done

The official meeting place for event professionals

Corporate ● Association ● Medical ● eTourism

Unlimited Opportunity

Connect Winter Marketplace is the ideal place to build lasting connections and business relationships for 2024 and beyond into 2025. Corporate, association, and medical event professionals will join in the nation’s capital for three days of highly-curated one-on-one appointments, networking, and education. Register today to join us at Connect Winter Marketplace and walk away with lasting connections, business leads, and inspiration. What are you waiting for?

Gain Access To...

Professionals meeting with each other about business opportunities
1-on-1 Meetings

Our AI-powered matchmaking facilitates face-to-face meetings between buyers and suppliers from around the world. This tailored approach to networking will help you maximize your business potential and achieve more in less time.

3 professionals sitting on a stage discussing educational content at a conference


Benefit from case-studies, panels, and keynotes led by some of the industry's highest performers and thought-leaders. You'll leave with the ideas, insight, and inspiration you need to plan impactful events.

Night club with disco ball and red/orange lighting


With diverse formats that cater to all, our unparalleled networking opportunities inspire genuine connections. Expand your network through one-of-a-kind experiences with hundreds of event professionals across all career levels.

Connect Winter Marketplace by the Numbers...




Hosted Buyers



Don Glass

Allied Production Group

This is truly a great meeting for planners and suppliers. The meeting schedule is fast-paced and very engaging. This was my first time attending Connect. I got to see everyone I wanted to meet. I absolutely loved it!

How to Attend...


Gain access to a targeted audience of buyers with significant purchasing power.

If you're looking to secure contracts from buyers that control spend in the conference, tradeshow, meetings, and sports industry, you qualify as a Connect supplier.

As a Connect supplier, you'll participate in scheduled one-on-one marketplace appointments and have the opportunity to showcase your offerings to a captive buyer. You'll also benefit from all of Connect Marketplace's unique offerings.

Your supplier badge includes:

✅ Entrance to Connect Winter Marketplace networking events

✅ Engaging educational content

✅ Up to 25 guaranteed marketplace appointments with qualified hosted buyers

Hosted Buyer

Meet one-on-one with suppliers capable of meeting your unique needs.

If you're a meeting and event professional looking to source and select vendors for your upcoming event, you could qualify as a Connect Hosted Buyer.

As a Connect Hosted Buyer, you'll participate in scheduled one-on-one marketplace appointments with highly-vetted suppliers from across the nation. We'll cover the cost of your travel and hotel accommodations so you can enjoy access to Connect Marketplace's unique offerings.

Your Hosted Buyer badge includes:

✅ Entrance to Connect Winter Marketplace networking events

✅ Engaging educational content

✅ Up to 45 marketplace appointments with qualified Connect Suppliers


Take your events to the next level.

Want to attend Connect Marketplace without the committing to one-on-one appointments?

Whether you're wanting to expand your network, mingle with the industry's top performers, learn from industry thought leaders, or source vendors for your next event, you'll find what you're craving at Connect Marketplace. Our Buyer badge gives you all the benefits of Connect Marketplace, without the commitment of one-on-one appointments.

Your Buyer badge includes:

✅ Entrance to Connect Winter Marketplace networking events

✅ Engaging educational content

Group Registration

Elevate and energize your team at Connect Marketplace.

Our exclusive group registration rates for groups of six or more allow you to bring your team and elevate your professional development, collaborating in an ideal environment for colleagues to foster both creative and professional growth. By taking advantage of our group registration rates, you'll be investing in your team's growth, development, and future.

Your team will gain access to:

✅ Entrance to Connect Winter Marketplace networking events

✅ Engaging educational content

Suppliers and sponsors interested in group rates should contact their Connect Marketplace sales representative.