Kentucky International Convention Center

August 26-28, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky

THE EVENT

Connect Tour powered by Connect Travel is a Domestic travel show, specifically designed to address industry needs. The  event combines the right timing, a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business and a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving market. Connect Tour is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active tour operators, suppliers and experts in Domestic tour and travel for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking

HOW IT WORKS

Register and Pay

Registration starts at $995

Come to Louisville

Meet with Domestic tour operators during pre-scheduled one-on-one Marketplace appointments.

Network

Meet with tour operators and suppliers within the industry in a fun and social atmosphere while building key relationships.

Learn From Experts

Enjoy in-depth sessions about relevant topics led by industry experts.

Unwind and Mingle

Build relationships while the networking continues at our entertaining and interactive receptions.

Stand Out

Sponsorships are the perfect way to increase visibility of your service, venue or destination while attending Connect. Engage with attendees on a deeper level and leave a lasting impression that will grow your group business.  Contact sales@connecttravel.com for more information!

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Monday, August 26

Noon – 5 p.m.

Regiception

1 – 5 p.m.

New Technology Expo

2 – 5 p.m.

Super Buyer Appointments

5 – 6 p.m.

Keynote Speaker, John Cena

7 – 9 p.m.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, August 27

9 a.m.

Trade Show Opens

9 – 10 a.m.

Education in Trade Show

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Marketplace Appointments

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Trade Show

2 – 3 p.m.

Education in the Trade Show

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

4 – 5 p.m.

Happy Hour

5:30 p.m.

Keynote Entertainment

Wednesday, August 28

9 a.m.

Trade Show Opens

9 – 10 a.m.

Education in the Trade Show

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Marketplace Appointments

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Trade Show

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

4 – 5 p.m.

Happy Hour

5:30 p.m.

Keynote Entertainment

SPEAKERS

Matt Zito

John Cena

John Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time and the only celebrity to grant 500 wishes. He is also committed to Susan G. Komen and has helped raise more than $1.6 million for breast cancer research and awareness. Cena is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military and was recently recognized by USO Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award.

In addition to his work in the community, Cena is a powerhouse on social media with 45 million Facebook fans, making him the most popular active U.S. athlete on Facebook. He is also one of the most followed athletes on Twitter and Instagram with 10 and 7.4 million followers, respectively.

Cena has proven himself to be a powerful marketing force. He is the face of Crocs’ “Come As You Are” campaign that celebrates the uniqueness of individuals around the world. He is the voice of “Ernie the Elephant” for Wonderful Pistachios’ biggest advertising campaign and he stars in Hefty’s national campaign. He is an ambassador for Cricket Wireless and his video, “The Unexpected John Cena Prank,” has been viewed more than 17 million times. The follow up video, “John Cena Reacts,” had more than 100 million views on Facebook alone in the first week. John is also a brand ambassador for Tapout, the official fitness and training partner of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Among the films Cena has starred in: “The Wall;” “The Pact;” “Trainwreck;” “Sisters” and a cameo in “Daddy’s Home,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. He will reprise his role in the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2.” This Christmas, John will voice the title role of “Ferdinand the Bull” in “Ferdinand,” the animated film based on the iconic children’s book. He also will star as the antagonist in the Transformer’s spinoff, “Bumblebee.” In 2018, Cena was honored as “Action Star of the Year” at this year’s CinemaCon

As the face of the WWE and a 16-time world champion, John Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of today’s brightest stars.

Rick Calvert
Rick Calvert
Rick Calvert

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