Connect Introduces the ConnecTECH Showcase

Connect Introduces the ConnecTECH Showcase

ATLANTA, March 20, 2019—Connect is pleased to announce the launch of the ConnecTECH Showcase this August at Connect 2019. This is an exclusive opportunity for 25 pacesetting event technology exhibitors to showcase their products and solutions to more than 1,500 hosted buyers from six business events segments that include Association, Corporate, Expo, Specialty, Sports and Tour.

Connect partnered with DAHLIA+ Agency to help curate this interactive experience. DAHLIA+ is a brand marketing and experience agency led by a cadre of strategic thinkers, creatives and brand visionaries. With more than a decade of experience on all sides of the industry, DAHLIA+ understands the importance of bringing people together and making each engagement unique.  Staffed by a network of industry experts, its experiences are designed to connect planners with suppliers, organizations with ideas and individuals with road maps for career success.

“We have worked with the amazing Connect team to design the ConnecTECH Showcase, and now we are excited to expand upon the interactive experience with the newly designed area,” said Dahlia El Gazzar, tech evangelist, DAHLIA+ Agency. “We love to partner with industry shows, such as Connect, that seek to benefit their planners by introducing them to new event tech solutions and sharing success stories. The DAHLIA+ team is there to support both planners and solution providers in maximizing their time investment and departing with new, meaningful connections.”

The ConnecTECH Showcase is optimally designed to increase planner foot traffic to each brand that answers their event tech challenges. Planners will have the opportunity to interact with and see firsthand how the featured products impact their event planning or event experience. The ConnecTECH Showcase solution-provider package also includes orchestrated tour/demo times led by DAHLIA+ Agency and the Connect team, guaranteed appointments, prescheduled meetings and a full-page ad in the Connect Expo Show Guide.

“We are thrilled to create new value and touch points for a select group of emerging tech providers by complementing their private, prescheduled appointments with a facilitated tech tour and demo time that will provide a new platform and engagement with our entire on-site hosted-buyer community,” said Matt Johnson, executive vice president of Connect.

Connect 2019, where the ConnecTECH Showcase will be featured, will include Connect’s hallmark one-on-one appointments, valuable networking opportunities, relevant education, and general sessions with celebrity keynotes John Cena and Michael Phelps. The ConnecTECH Showcase, located on the trade show floor, will provide event technology companies a guaranteed opportunity for networking, building relationships and discussing how to move events forward with relevant technology.

To participate in the ConnecTECH Showcase, contact Executive Vice President Matt Johnson at

Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines and destination information, which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. Connect, formerly known as Collinson Media & Events, introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Expo, Sports, Diversity, Association and Faith sectors as well as other state- and region-specific meetings- and hospitality-focused events. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at

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DAHLIA+ Agency works with a wide range of meeting and event professionals who seek to lead the next generation of connecting audiences  through tech and digital solutions. Whether you’re a veteran planner or savvy supplier, an emerging event-repreneur or a destination looking to stand out on the map, DAHLIA+ Agency puts you, your organization and your message under our microscope to determine how you can stay ahead of the curve.


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