A Place to Meet. A Place to Learn. A Place to be Inspired.


 CONNECT17 is a two-day event for anyone involved in the planning, organising or running of meetings and events. Whether you’re a CEO, a marketer, a PA or an events industry professional, Connect17 has something for you.

If organising events is what you do, this is an unmissable event to help you plan and enhance your next 12 months of event activity.

 CONNECT17 is a ground breaking incubator of innovative Ireland under one roof. It’s not just a powerful showcase, it is a place to network, a place to do business, a place to learn and a place to be inspired.


Tuesday 17th October

08:00  Educate at Eight 

 ConnectTALKS kicks off with 7 keynote speakers

13:00  Connect17 Showfloor Opens

            A Market Place for Business Exchange

18:00  ConnectFEST

Entertainment, Food and Fun!

Wednesday 18th October

08:00  Connect17 Showfloor Opens

          A Market Place for Business Exchange

09:00  Learning Lounges Commence

         An intimate setting for learning

13:30  Connect17 Closing Ceremony


the unique offerings of Ireland’s meetings and events industry at the ConnectSHOWFLOOR with Ireland’s top industry professionals, and see how you can use meetings and events to power your organisations growth


by a range of talks from world class keynote speakers at ConnectTALKS to equip you with the insight and skills to drive your continued professional development


with industry experts and event suppliers through face to face meetings on the showfloor. Expand your network, meet your peers and do business at ConnectFEST

CONNECT17 brings together…


To give you an unmissable opportunity to demonstrate your unique meetings and events offerings and experience to a captive audience of potential international and national buyers.


To give you an experiential and education experience like no other to equip you with the knowledge and skills to inject imagination and creativity into your next meeting or event masterpiece.

International Buyers

To give you an insight into Ireland’s culture, music, food, artisan producers, hotels, venues, activity and entertainment providers all in a ‘live’ environment, supported by an educational trip in our amazing country.


Connect17- Revamped

Connect is back for 2017 and is going to be bigger and better than you could ever imagine.
We have listened to every piece of feedback given by stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors and have made some big changes.

Read More

Early Bird ending soon…

Connect17 early bird ending soon… The Connect17 early bird is ending on the 18th August! There are a limited number of Full Experience and Connect FEST tickets so book early to avoid missing out. Early Bird Rates: From the 19th August ticket prices will be as follows:...
Read More

The Cork region are back for Connect17!

Connect16 saw fourteen members of the Cork trade come together to showcase the Cork region to a host of international buyers. This venture gave the buyers a taste of some of the amazing experiences the region can offer to an event or conference. Their stand featured...
Read More


Visitors through the door

Floor Space M2


Education Sessions


Connect17 HQ
The Hyde Building, The Park Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 296 8688, Web: connectshowcase.ie

You have Successfully Subscribed!