There is no place quite like it. Pacific Northwest scenery; culinary adventures; an average July high of 80 degrees; lively sports, arts, and entertainment; a robust craft beer scene and food truck culture, and 300 nearby wineries – topped with free-spirit and a fresh perspective found only in Portland. Add in 1,000 venue professionals; 300 companies; two inspiring keynotes (Author, Polly LaBarre and Oregon Governor, Barbara Roberts); a vibrant trade show; over 30 dynamic education sessions, and one-of-a-kind networking events – and you have one great conference.
The energy is palpable – the people bright – the knowledge essential! Attend VenueConnect for the new connections, ideas, and education only available at this industry-wide gathering. No matter your role, venue type, or market size, VenueConnect is the summer event you cannot afford to miss.
VenueConnect is the only place you will connect with top level, venue executives, the decision makers and buyers for Arenas, Stadiums, Convention Centers, Performing Arts Venues, College/University Complexes, Amphitheaters, Race Tracks, and more all in ONE location with BILLIONS of Dollars in buying power!
Exhibitors at VenueConnect gain access to this powerful group of decision makers who are searching for the most innovative and cost savings products and services for the venue industry. VenueConnect features suppliers that provide the latest in technology, software, operations management, seating, digital signage, safety & security products/services, flooring, ticketing, talent/entertainment, concessions and more! If it is in a venue, it is all under one roof at VenueConnect.
VenueConnect is the premier event for those who work in the venue industry, attracting more than 1,100 industry professionals from across the globe. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase your latest products and services in front of existing clients while prospecting for new ones.
The VenueConnect Trade Show provides access to senior level venue executives with BILLIONS of dollars in Buying Power!
Face to face business is still the most effective way to build customer relationships
Billions of dollars in venue buying power
95% of VenueConnect attendees either make or influence the buying decisions for their venues
Gain access to quality leads, quality buyers, and quality sales Demonstrate your company’s product/services to live audiences Increase your branding reach to venue executives through additional branding exposure opportunities
IAVM DirectConnect: Allied Members
We have created a highly productive, efficient and cost effective way to engage with potential buyers. DirectConnect allows you the opportunity to get in front of highly qualified Owners, Chief Operating Officers, General Managers, Directors of Operations, and Facility Managers who are actively looking for new solutions and products.
DirectConnect allows you to present your innovative product strategies and company capabilities in prequalified, one-on-one meetings with top decision makers.
10 Appointments for Exhibiting Allied Members: $3,000
DirectConnect Allieds Hours
July 26th – 8:30am – 2:00pm
July 27th – 8:00am – 10:00am – Optional Show Floor Hours
About The International Association of Venue Managers:
Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM's active members include managers and senior executives from auditorium, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, and amphitheaters.
Member venues represent huge expenditures of public and private funds. They attract millions of patrons to an astonishing variety of events from football to basketball, baseball to hockey, from rock concerts to conventions, conferences to ballets...the list is almost endless.
IAVM counts more than 500 Allied companies among its members. These companies provide products and services used by managers. Through their IAVM membership, Allied members are able to present their products to this vast market.