CONNECTS are business-to-business (B-2-B) meetings and an integral part of the annual conference! However, CONNECTS does not operate within a commercial trade show format.
CONNECTS is a networking and meeting platform designed to address product development challenges, identify new product offerings, stimulate conversation about global destinations, and share perspectives and ideas specific to educational travel.
Delegates can request pre-scheduled B-2-B meetings through the online portal, but are not required to do so. Requesting meetings with individuals doesn’t mean guaranteed confirmations, instant sales, or a future relationship.
For efficient networking and meetings, CONNECTS is held in the International Bazaar where delegates can maximize their opportunities to engage with existing partners, source new contacts, and meet delegates beyond one’s familiar networks.
The CONNECTS scheduler opens approximately one month before the conference.