Connect Marketplace


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Connect Marketplace, Aug. 21-23, in Orlando. A special thanks to all of our sponsors for making the conference possible. If you’re interested in attending Connect Marketplace in 2015, you can register here.

2014 Event Photos
You can see photos from various event functions via the links below. You can download images, tag friends and share photos to your own Facebook pages from our Facebook albums. Directions for downloading high-resolution images from meet-and-greet photo opportunities can be found in the Facebook album descriptions.

2014 Connect Marketplace – Overview

2014 Connect Marketplace – Anderson Cooper Meet-and-Greet Photos

2014 Connect Marketplace – Lee Daniels Meet-and-Greet Photos

2014 Connect Marketplace – Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords Meet-and-Greet Photos

2014 Connect Marketplace – Team Texas Photo Booth (Log in using the password: c2014.)

2014 Education Credits
If you attended Connect Marketplace, credits toward your CMP are available. The Convention Industry Council needs proof of event attendance (an email or event program) and a list of classes you attended to earn credit hours toward your CMP designation. Download the Connect Marketplace CE form and check the boxes next to the appropriate sessions. Click here for association and here for specialty. Visit the CIC website for more information.

2014 Evaluations
If you attended Connect Marketplace in Orlando, we want to hear from you. Please take the time to fill out the evaluation survey. We value your feedback.

Planner Survey

Supplier Survey

About Connect MarketplaceCNMP15_Assoc_Register
Connect Marketplace, an annual education conference and appointment-only trade show, is a highly respected event that brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in specialty and association meetings and events for three days of general sessions, boot camps, roundtables, workshops, pre-set appointments and networking. The appointment-only trade show is the business marketplace, where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business. The focus on education at Connect Marketplace allows you to brush up on your skills, learn about trending topics, get great business advice from speakers, and enjoy networking with other industry professionals.

Did You Know?

• Past general session speakers at Connect Marketplace include Magic Johnson, Laura Ling, Peyton Manning and Seth Meyers.

• Connect Marketplace is a hosted-buyer event. Planners, we pay for your hotel, lodging and transportation, and as long as you attend all
your pre-scheduled Marketplace appointments, you get your registration fee back.

• The event began in Las Vegas in 2009. It has taken place in Louisville, Chicago, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Orlando. It’s headed to Pittsburgh in 2015.

• Event participants can receive credits toward their CMP certifications for attending sessions.