I am a venue professional with purchases on the horizon.
  I am an exhibitor looking to reach pre-qualified customers.
When you apply to be in the DirectConnect Hosted Buyer Program, we confirm that your upcoming purchases are a strong match with companies that might be a great fit for you. In exchange for ten (10) brief appointments with matching companies, IAVM will cover your full registration to the VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show, as well as your hotel room during the appointments.    The DirectConnect Hosted Buyer Program brings almost one $1 billion dollars in confirmed, upcoming spend to the VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show. When you participate as a host, you build a customized schedule of ten (10) one-on-one appointments with pre-qualified buyers and decision makers that match your business.
Once you apply and qualify, you will receive:
  • Ten (10) brief meetings with companies that match your upcoming projects
  • Exclusive networking with fellow DirectConnect participants
  • One (1) complimentary registration to VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show
  • Full attendee access to the education and networking events at VenueConnect
  • Two (2) complimentary hotel nights in the VenueConnect conference hotel block
  As a host, you receive:
  • Ten (10) customized meetings with buyers that match your business
  • Exclusive networking with all DirectConnect participants, inlcuding buyers that you do not schedule a meeting with
  • The opportunity to privately network with buyers before the VenueConnect Trade Show.  For more detailed information click here.



     
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a hosted buyer 
  Sign up as a host
DirectConnect Hours
2017 Hours are Sunday 6th from 8:00am – 1:00pm

Full terms and conditions for professionals and hosted buyers
 
 
Pricing
Exhibiting Allied Members: $3,000
Non-Exhibiting Allied Members: $7,500
 
DirectConnect Hours
2017 Hours are Sunday 6th from 8:00am – 1:00pm

 

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