How does it work?
Ignite consists of a series of “speed meetings” between a conference attendee and the contributing organization of their choice. Meetings are seven minutes long, with a two-minute break between appointments. Meeting requests are matched electronically and schedules will be generated based on preferences and availability. Attendees will be asked to fill out a short registration form and select their top five to ten contributors... voila, it’s that simple.

Two ways to benefit from Ignite:
As a conference attendee:
Ignite speed meetings are designed to help you super-charge your conference networking opportunities! You’ll have the unique opportunity to engage the carrier representatives, third party logistics providers and technology leaders of your choice. After we match attendees with contributors, your Ignite meeting schedule will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event. Too many contributors to choose from and not enough time? Be sure to stick around – the company of your choice might have an opening!

As a contributing organization:
Are you ready to grow your business? Put the power of Connections and its broad industry appeal to work for you. As a contributing organization, you’ll receive a designated table at the event for two company representatives, your company name listed on the Connections 2017 Ignite web page, your company logo on all Ignite event signage and in the Connections 2017 conference guide and app. Your representatives will also be designated as Ignite Contributors on their name badges. Check out our sponsorship opportunities to find out how you can attend Ignite for free or at a discounted rate!

*All contributing organizations must be registered for Connections 2017 and have paid the $1,000 Ignite fee by June 1, 2017.

Secure your space at Ignite today! Melissa Lamb

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