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Connect is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in CORPORATE, ASSOCIATION, SPECIALTY, EXPO, and SPORTS meetings and events for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking.


The Connect appointment portal is open!
Registered attendees received an email by Friday (August 4) with login information,
and the portal will walk you through setup once you log on.



We've had several Connect attendees reach out to us and ask if the 2017 Connect Marketplace will be negatively impacted by the recent weather in New Orleans.  Please rest assured, what you may have seen in the media is due to rain that lead to an excess of water that would normally be easily handled by the city's pumping system which wasn't working correctly due to human error.  The areas of New Orleans that were effected aren't near the convention center, the hotels that we'll be utilizing, or any of our other venues. Along with our friends at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, we'll continue to monitor all weather situations, and post updates, if any, on all of our Marketplace websites.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Vice President of Meetings & Events, Patrick Higgins, at patrick@connectmeetings.com or 678.987.9928.


The Connect team is looking forward to welcoming you to the wonderful city of New Orleans!

Neil Patrick Harris and Molly Fletcher

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Host Sponsor