Connect California is an education conference and appointment-only trade show taking place at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, March 22-23. The event brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in specialty, association, corporate and sports meetings and events for two days of general sessions, roundtables, workshops, pre-set appointments and networking. The appointment-only trade show is the business marketplace, where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business. The focus on education at Connect California allows you to brush up on your skills, learn about trending topics, get business advice from speakers and enjoy networking with other industry professionals.
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR PLANNERS?
A few helpful tips for filling out your Connect California registration:
Who's attending: Suppliers
"As an innovative hub, the city of Irvine and Destination Irvine saw a partnership with Connect, and the opportunity to host its 2016 Connect California, as a way to go beyond a traditional trade show and bring something original and beneficial to our state’s meeting industry.
The prearranged format of Connect California matches planners’ needs with suppliers’ solutions, allowing attendees to better engage. Both planners and suppliers benefit from high-level education sessions, programming and networking opportunities.
Hosting Connect California allowed us to showcase our destination. As “America’s Safest Big City,” Irvine has 16 hotels, unique off-site meeting venues, miles of hiking and biking trails, shopping, diverse dining and family-friendly activities. All this, along with the city’s close proximity to the area’s popular beaches and attractions, makes it an ideal meeting location."
Economic Development & Tourism,
Irvine Chamber of Commerce/