BizBash Wants to Show You the Future of Event Planning

Looking for new venues and vendors? Look no further than BizBash's live events arm, Connect.

As a hosted buyer at Connect events, there's no shortage of opportunities to network with fellow event profs.
As a hosted buyer at Connect events, there's no shortage of opportunities to network with fellow event profs.
Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

Here at BizBash, we aim to provide valuable insights, tips, and trends across the meeting and event industry and give event planners and marketers wow-worthy inspiration for their next program. What if readers could experience this IRL, not just through a screen? This is what BizBash's live events arm, Connect, hopes to do with its Hosted Buyer Experience

Along with helping event planners and marketers get business done with vetted suppliers, the experience optimizes networking opportunities and gives participants a glimpse into the future of event planning. A day as a hosted buyer at one of Connect's events includes attending pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, exploring a dynamic trade show floor, sitting in on top-notch education sessions, and attending over-the-top networking events. 

"Our shows are designed to help you work smarter, not harder," said Rachel Jackson, director of Hosted Buyer Experience at Connect. "We'll do all of the hard work so you can focus on doing better business and having some fun while you do it."

Upcoming Connect events with Hosted Buyer Experiences include:

Keep scrolling to see the fun for yourself...

Connect's AI-powered matching system ensures hosted buyers will meet only with the suppliers who fit their needs.Connect's AI-powered matching system ensures hosted buyers will meet only with the suppliers who fit their needs.Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

After the appointments, the networking begins. At Connect Spring Marketplace in Las Vegas earlier this year, hosted buyers enjoyed an evening reception at Drai's.After the appointments, the networking begins. At Connect Spring Marketplace in Las Vegas earlier this year, hosted buyers enjoyed an evening reception at Drai's.Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

And Drai's kept the party going. Work hard, play hard, right?And Drai's kept the party going. Work hard, play hard, right?Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

Hosted buyers also got to network at Connect Spring Marketplace's host hotel, The Venetian Resort, specifically at its on-site TAO Beach Dayclub.Hosted buyers also got to network at Connect Spring Marketplace's host hotel, The Venetian Resort, specifically at its on-site TAO Beach Dayclub.Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

Unique networking settings provide hosted buyers the opportunity to meet with peers and mentors from around the globe.Unique networking settings provide hosted buyers the opportunity to meet with peers and mentors from around the globe.Photo: Alexander Kosheliev

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