Corporate Event News, TSNN and Exhibit News Now Join Connect Portfolio of Leading Event Industry Media Brands

March 28, 2024

Connect is building upon its reputation as a leading provider of experiences, business opportunities and inspiration through an enhanced media coverage offering. Effective immediately, Connect’s portfolio will expand to include:

         •       Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the prestigious online news outlet covering the exhibition, trade show, and events industries since 1996

         •       MeetingsNet, the award-winning publication for market-segmented meeting decision- makers planning meetings

         •       Corporate Event News, the media brand that reaches corporate event planners who represent companies on elite lists such as the Fortune 500 and Inc. 5,000

         •       Exhibit News Now (ENN), the online news source for exhibit managers and event marketers

The additions enhance Connect’s premier content platforms, which include BizBash, the leading resource for corporate events, leading brands and creative agencies.

Adding TSNN, MeetingsNet, Corporate Event News and ENN to the fold continues what is shaping up to be a transformative year for Connect. New product offerings and live experiences will mark Connect’s first full year under Informa, said Connect Managing Partner Matt Johnson.

“We’re thrilled to integrate four premier online resources for the meetings and exhibition industries into our expansive range of media offerings,” Johnson said. “Connect and its affiliated brands aim to establish themselves as the ultimate and essential hub of knowledge for event professionals.”

Joining Connect will also allow TSNN, MeetingsNet, Corporate Event News and ENN to enhance their robust offerings and expand their audiences further, said Johnson, delivering greater insight and value to their customers.

As the world’s leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, TSNN owns and operates the most widely consulted online event database, containing data about more than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences. The publication facilitates the exchange between buyers and sellers with more than 160,000 registered website users, more than 150,000 bi-monthly newsletter subscribers and more than 10,000 LinkedIn group members.

Beyond daily news coverage, TSNN produces weekly newsletters, a bimonthly podcast with C- level industry leaders and an annual awards program to recognize the most engaging trade shows across the U.S.

MeetingsNet is the meeting industry’s premier resource for news, business intelligence, ideas and more. A part of the Informa family for years, it publishes an interactive magazine and several e-newsletters tailored to the industry, especially appealing to association and corporate with a specialty on pharmaceutical/medical events and financial meetings.

Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Part of Informa Connect, Connect introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Sports, Diversity, Association, Faith and Travel sectors as well as other state- and region-specific meetings- and hospitality-focused events.

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