Connect Marketplace 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Aug. 27-29, 2015 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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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.

Qualified planners pay a $200 registration fee that will be returned at the end of the conference if all appointments are kept. Our travel services team pays for and books flights and hotel rooms for planners. Destination representatives from across the country book their own travel upon registering. Event updates, including speaker information and appointment schedules, will be regularly updated on this site and communicated with registered attendees by email prior to the event. Once on-site in Pittsburgh, Collinson Media staff members will explain the show’s format and keep everyone on track.

To register, simply click the links below.
Association Planner
Association Supplier
Specialty Planner
Specialty Supplier 


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 find more information and a registration link 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 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.