Connect Medical is an education conference and appointment-only trade show for the medical meetings and events industry.


The event brings together medical stakeholders with hoteliers and suppliers for prescheduled one-on-one meetings, continuing education sessions, keynote general sessions and quality networking with industry colleagues.

Who is Attending?

  • CME Providers
  • Meeting Planners for Pharmaceuticals, Biotech , Medical Associations and Medical Devices
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Industry experts
  • Event Services

What People Are Saying!

"Connect has reinvented the old-fashioned industry trade show and supplemented it with great networking events, solid education and magnetic presenters and speakers.”

Alex Kaptzan

VP of Convention Sales

"The opportunity to meet one on one is more effective than the standard trade show environment and a much better use of my time."

Cheryl Bagby
Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau

"Connect is definitely the best B2B channel for pre-qualified engagement between suppliers and planners in the industry today."

Sam Bhandarkar

LRP Publications


2017 Agenda


Subject to Change

Tuesday, October 24
4-6 p.m.Regiception
Wednesday, October 25
8-9 a.m.Networking Breakfast
9-10 a.m.Marketplace Appointments
10:30-11:30 a.m.Master Class
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.General Session: An Explanation of Dietary Restrictions
12:45-2 p.m.Dietary Restrictions: An Interactive Luncheon
2:15-3:15 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
3:30-4:30 p.m.Happy Hour Education
  • • Year Round Attendee Engagement
  • • Designing a Medical Meeting
  • • Taking Your Medical Meeting Global
  • • Crisis Planning & Dealing with Disruptors
5 p.m.Open Night for Supplier Events
Thursday, October 26
10-10:45 a.m.Continental Conversations
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
12:15-2 p.m.Lunch and Keynote: Charles Duhigg
2:15-3:15 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
3:30-4:30 p.m.Master Class: Planner & Supplier Relations
4:30-5:30 p.m.RFP Wine Networking Blitz
7-10 p.m.Closing Reception


2017 Keynote Speaker Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” spent over 168 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. His latest best-selling book, “Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business” is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life. Duhigg's journalistic accomplishments have made him an in-demand speaker for organizations from the UCLA School of Management and Fortune 500 companies to The Johnson Foundation and the National Association of Science Teachers. His presentations are both descriptive and prescriptive, and speak to a wide range of groups from the fields of business, science, medicine and education. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times, where he contributes to the newspaper and the Times Magazine.


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