Connect Sports 2017
Connect Sports is the only fully hosted-buyer program designed for the sports events and tourism industry. Enhance your skills, learn about trending topics, network with industry leaders and drive more business at this highly respected event that brings together NGBs, planners, suppliers and industry experts.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING WEATHER CONDITIONS IN NEW ORLEANS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.987.9928.
The Connect team is looking forward to welcoming you to the wonderful city of New Orleans!
This year at Connect, get support and advice from the team at DAHLIA+ for technology-related issues in the ConnecTECH area, center yourself mentally, spiritually and physically at the Connect Complete lounge, and take in short-form education sessions at the Education Lounge Presented by Charlotte.
Find Out More
With numerous actor, director, voice and musical credits on stage and screen, the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris will deliver the Tuesday lunch keynote at Connect 2017. Tuesday morning, attendees will hear from former sports agent Molly Fletcher, who represented sports superstars such as Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz and championship basketball coach Doc Rivers. Read More