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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.

Exhibitor Information:

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.

Why Exhibit?

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.

DirectConnect offers:

  • Sophisticated and exclusive networking opportunities
  • DirectConnect, one-on-one prescheduled appointments with venue managers who are prequalified and matched to you
  • Receive instant feedback from potential clients


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

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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.

If the Venue Connect 2014 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/26/2014 - 07/29/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/26/2014 - 07/27/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sat, 4-7pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
First Move-In Date: 07/25/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Tradeshow & Conference Management
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Tradeshow & Conference Management
Estimated Attendance: 1,100
Audience: 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!
Notes: Did You Know?
66% of conference attendees come to see specific companies, products and services
56% of conference attendees evaluate and compare products for future purchases
90% of conference attendees come to network with colleagues AND Suppliers
*Source: Survey conducted by Exhibit Surveys, Inc.
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Venue Phone: (800) 791-2250
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Drive traffic with sponsorships and print/ digital advertising!

IAVM provides valuable opportunities to help exhibitors gain exposure and draw attendees to exhibits. Marketing options include VenueConnect event and item sponsorships, VenueConnect Program Guide advertising, VenueConnect Mobile Conference App advertising, VenueConnect website and much more.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited and subject to first right of refusal from previous year. To reserve your sponsorship or for additional information please contact Christy Jacobs at

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' In-Line $1,800 Member; $2,500 Non-Member   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Corner $2,000 Member; $2,700 Non-Member   Water: n/a
10' x 20' w/2 corners $4,000 Member; $5,400 Non-Member   Generator: n/a
10' x 20' Island $4,400 Member; $5,800 Non-Member   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: n/a
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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