EXHIBIT / SPONSOR

CONNECT17

2016 VISITOR PROFILE

CONNECT17

KEY REASONS TO EXHIBIT

3500+

Attendees


Access

to international & national buyers from the US, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Europe & UK.

Profile

your company on the Connect17 online directory to thousands of visitors.

Educate

you & your team to maximise potential and grow as individuals.

Network

with key industry players &  reconnect with colleagues.

Generate

sales from one to one meetings with Associations and Corporate event planners.

Position

your company as industry leader and promote your brand to over 3000 visitors.

THE STORY SO FAR…

WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?

Connect17

Event Industry

PROFESSIONALS


  • Event Management Agencies
  • Professional Conference Organisers
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Travel Agencies

Suppliers to the Events Industry


  • Production
  • Brand Activation
  • AV
  • Caterers
  • Artisan Food Producers
  • Coffee Suppliers
  • Marquees
  • Linen & Decor
  • Exhibition & Display
  • Print  & Design

SUPPORT agencies


  • Failte Ireland
  • Tourism Ireland
  • RCBs
  • City Councils

Connect17

EVENT SPACE


  • Hotels
  • Convention Centres
  • Unique venues
  • Universities
  • Restaurants
  • Golf Clubs

Experiential Suppliers


  • Entertainment Providers
  • Interactive Activities
  • Event & Corporate Gifting
  • Team Building Suppliers
  • Candy Carts
  • Caricaturists

Transport


  • Airlines
  • Chauffeur Drive
  • Coach Hire
  • Alternative modes of transport
  • Helicopters

2017 Projections

Attendees

Exhibitors

Educational Sessions

International Hosted Buyers

Corporate Buyers

 

 

CONNECT17

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES


Full Page Colour Advertisement

Half Page Colour Advertisement Front Inside Cover

Full Page Colour Advertisement Back Outside Cover

Full Page Colour Advertisement

App Advertising Partner

App Communication Blast

Website Banner Advert

*Contact the Connect17 team for 2017 advertising rates.





















CONNECT17

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Align your brand with Connect17

and become a partner for one of our feature areas,

events or provide one of the key elements to showcase.

To learn more of these opportunities please contact Laura directly to discuss your needs.

We would be delighted to put a bespoke package together

showcasing the options available to best suit your goals.



Bridget Lindquist

"I thought it was well done and very valuable. Very impressive, especially for the first year. There was a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere than at the typical tradeshow. I hope they can keep that aspect going forward. I found new products like the Kildare Village Shopping and Bear Grylls, Ballymaloe Cookery School, etc… that I would not have been aware of without meeting them at Connect 16".

BI Worldwide

2017-03-14T11:03:49+00:00

BI Worldwide

"I thought it was well done and very valuable. Very impressive, especially for the first year. There was a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere than at the typical tradeshow. I hope they can keep that aspect going forward. I found new products like the Kildare Village Shopping and Bear Grylls, Ballymaloe Cookery School, etc… that I would not have been aware of without meeting them at Connect 16".

CHANGES FOR 2017


Duration: Connect17 will be run over two days with the Connect FEST networking evening at the end of Day 1.
 Show Layout & Stand Design:  All regional stands will be located in Hall 1 with a more open layout to encourage visitors in.  Free builds will be located in Hall 2 and the balcony of Hall 1.
Appointment Setting: Visitors & Exhibitors will have the opprtunity to pre-book one-to-one meetings.
 Connect17 App: The will be complusory for all visitors to download on entry.
Improved technology system: We have introduced an all inclusive tech system so that you only ever have to register once as an exhibitor, for the app and for the appointments tool.
Education: To allow entry for visitors and exhibitors to our education programme, we have removed it from the show floor and outside show times.
Careers Corner: The popularity of the Careers Corner has resulted in moving this area to a larger space on the balcony of Hall 1. From demand, we have also introduced a jobs corner.
Badging: More defined colour coded badging of each visitor sector.
Students: Restricted to a dedicated time slot.
Hosted Buyers: New markets include Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands & Belgium. We have also introduced a corporate hosted buyer group.

BOOK A STAND


Reserve your place today

EXHIBITING RATES

EARLY BIRD:     €1,575                 POST 2ND JULY: €1,750

Included in your stand

Value of exhibiting

• Individual, inviting open space complete with:

• Furniture: 1 table, 4 chairs

• Power and double socket

• Full graphics for area – including name and logo card

• WiFi

• Shared access to regional reception area for hosted buyers presentations

• Parking passes for the RDS for the 2 days of the show and the set up day

 

Branding & Promotion

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be printed in Event Catalogue

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be included in Online Directory for 12 months following Connect17

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be listed in Connect17 Official App

• Suite of promotional marketing materials, including: website banner/email signature

• 1 dedicated mention across our social media channels per exhibitor

Buyers Access

• Guaranteed access to 4+ groups of international buyers whose FAM trip will centre around the Connect17 showcase

• Access to Visitor Database following Connect17

• Access to appointment setting software where visitors must set up mandatory   appointments with exhibitors

Education & Networking

• 2 exhibitor passes

• 2 tickets to the networking reception

• 2 complimentary registration passes to Connect17

• 1 educational pass

EXHIBITING RATES

EARLY BIRD:     €220 Per SQM                 POST 2ND JULY: €250 Per SQM

Included in your stand

Value of exhibiting

Consists of a modular construction with
(Erection pre-show & dismantling post-show):

• 2 Energy efficient spotlights

• 1 Double socket

• Bus stop sign with company name

• Carpet

• WiFi

• Parking passes for the RDS for the 2 days of the show and the set up day

• Stand cleaning

• Night security

Branding & Promotion

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be printed in Event Catalogue

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be included in Online Directory for 12 months     following Connect17

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be listed in Connect17 Official App

• Suite of promotional marketing materials, including: website banner/email         signature

• 1 dedicated mention across our social media channels per exhibitor

Buyers Access

• Access to Visitor Database following Connect17

• Access to appointment setting software

Education & Networking

• 2 exhibitor passes (per every 6 square metres)

• 2 tickets to the networking reception

• 2 complimentary registration passes to Connect17

• 1 educational pass

EXHIBITING RATES

EARLY BIRD:     €195 Per SQM                 POST 2ND JULY: €225 Per SQM

Included in your stand

Value of exhibiting

Please Note: Nothing will be provided but the exact floor measurement of the space

• Carpet

• Space cleaning

• WiFi

• Night security

• Parking passes for the RDS for the 2 days of the show and the set up day

Branding & Promotion

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be printed in Event Catalogue

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be included in Online Directory for 12 months  following Connect17

• Exhibitor Profile (logo & bio) to be listed in Connect17 Official App

• 1 dedicated mention across our social media channels per exhibitor

• Suite of promotional marketing materials, including: website banner/email signature

Buyer Access

• Access to Visitor Database following Connect17

• Access to appointment setting software

Education & Networking

• 2 exhibitor passes (per every 6 square metres)

• 2 tickets to the networking reception

• 2 complimentary registration passes to Connect17

• 1 educational pass

CONTACT US

Susie Kilcoyne

Project Manager
+353 (0) 87 365 1704 susie@connectshowcase.ie

Laura Kelly

Sponsorship & Exhibition  +353 (0) 87 091 7947 laura@connectshowcase.ie

connect17

Connect17 HQ

The Hyde Building, The Park Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland

Tel: + 353 1 296 8688, Web: connectshowcase.ie