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Chicago Means Business.

Enhance your skills, network with industry leaders and drive more business at Connect Chicago—the event for planners and suppliers focused on national association, corporate and international meetings and events in Chicago. Experience a quality packed day of general sessions, roundtables, preset appointments and networking.







Connect Chicago is the business marketplace where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business.






2019 Agenda

Subject to Change

Saturday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 24
Sat.-Sun.Pre-Conference FAM—Click here for more information.
Monday, Feb. 25
3-4 p.m.Registration
3:30-4:45 p.m.Orientation & Education
5-6 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
6-7:30 p.m.Welcome Cocktails
Tuesday, Feb. 26
8-9 a.m.Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.Marketplace Appointments
10:45-11:45 a.m.General Session
Noon-1:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:30-3:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments




2018 Speakers

2019 Coming Soon

Naomi Angel
Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
John Nawn
The Perfect Meeting, Inc.
Naomi Angel is a partner with Howe & Hutton. She also serves as general counsel to national and international trade associations of manufacturers, suppliers, and professionals, providing guidance in antitrust, intellectual property, standards development, certification and accreditation, governance, contracts, product liability, and risk management. John Nawn is the founder of experiential design firm, which focuses on optimizing the attendee learning experience.

2018 Education

2019 Coming Soon

Monday, March 5
4-4:45 p.m. | Orientation Education

Presented by John Nawn

Meeting design has been getting a lot of attention lately, but there’s still a lot of confusion about what it is and how it can be utilized to create more engaging, compelling events. This panel of design thought leaders will define meeting design and share examples of how it’s used in the real world. Learn how these designers think and create more innovative meetings and events.

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Tuesday, March 6
10:45-11:45 a.m. | General Session

Presented by Naomi Angel

How does your knowledge stack up when applied to common industry contract issues? Can you identify problematic wording in your contracts, spot what’s missing or recognize the critical elements of a force majeure clause? Take this highly interactive quiz session on common contract questions. Confirm what you know and learn more about what you don’t know!

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