DETROIT—BizBash, along with parent company Connect, threw down in Detroit Aug. 8-10 for our annual three-day Connect Marketplace. This year's event featured (of course) valuable one-on-one networking appointments, immersive trade show booths from some of the industry's most sought-after partners, forward-thinking education sessions (did you catch the one about THC at meetings?), and special guest Gwyneth Paltrow at the closing general session.
The hybrid event, produced in partnership with akire productions and Hubilo, proved that trade show booths are often more successful when they deliver an experience. (Just read this advice from industry pros in our story on how to make your trade show booth stand out on a crowded show floor.) During BizBash at Connect Detroit, there was no shortage of fun and engagement inside the exhibit hall at Huntington Place.
From ice cream spiked with moonshine to a beauty bar, colorful teas, an homage to Prince, and more, suppliers didn't hold back this year. Keep scrolling to see some of the creative booths on the trade show floor—plus a handful of our favorite moments from the event.