New York Means Business.

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







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



2019 Agenda

Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8-9 a.m.Registration and Networking Breakfast
9-9:45 a.m.Education Session 1
10-10:45 a.m.Education Session 2
11 a.m.-noonMarketplace Appointments
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch and Session
2-4 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
4-5 p.m.Cocktail Hour



2018 Speaker (2019 Coming Soon)

Jim Spellos
Meeting U.
James Spellos is the president of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Spellos is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. He delivers more than 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently, including using tablets, smartphones and social media. Spellos is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He publishes “Techniques,” a free technology e-letter that shares technology applications and services that apply for professional and personal use. He also shares cool technology tools through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In 2014, Spellos joined the board of directors for Rock and Wrap It Up!, an anti-poverty/anti-hunger think tank for which Spellos co-created the Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organizations identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced. Outside of the meetings industry, Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboards and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband, which released its first CD, "Welcome to the Neighborhood," in late 2008. 

2018 Education (2019 Coming Soon)

Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 1
9-10 a.m. | Master Class

Presented by Jim Spellos

You are aware of the latest technology trends. You know that they can and will impact what we do in the hospitality industry, but you just haven’t had the time to dive deeper, get hands-on and have that “a-ha” moment to determine how they fit into your organization. Here’s your chance, as this interactive session will showcase today’s most critical technologies and provide you with the opportunity to try them out. You will also interact with your peers and learn how they plan on using them as well. Come ready to download, explore and apply these critical tools.

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