When is the 2014 CT Business Expo?
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 from 9:00am -4:00pm
When is Exhibitor Set Up?
Wednesday, June 4th from 9am – 4pm
Where is the 2014 CT Business Expo located?
Connecticut Convention Center located at 100 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.
What is the Cost?
Attendance is free and open to the public. To avoid long lines, we highly recommend pre-registering through our website. *Please note there are costs associated with attending the Business Champions breakfast and Luncheon. Pre-registration for these events is required.
Who is attending? In 2012, over 4,000 business professionals attended the expo. 59% of attendees were either CEO, CFO, COO, President, Vice President, Partner, Owner, Director or Senior Manager. 2013 Stats are coming soon.
What industries attend?
Over 200 industries are represented. Some examples: Consulting Services, Advertising and Marketing, Financial Planners and Investment Advisors, Nonprofit Institutions, Information Technology/ Telecommunication Services, Manufacturing Sector, Printing and Office Services, Healthcare, Insurance Agencies, Banks and Credit Unions, Insurance Carriers, Professional Services, Real Estate Brokerage and Management, Technology Sector and Business Coaching & Development
There is an 8-level Parking Garage attatched to the Convention Center. Additionally, there is parking in the Front Street North Garage which is located across Colmbus Boulevard and parking may also be found in the Connecticut Science Center Garage.
What food and beverage options are available at the show?
CT Convention Center Concession will be open during the show. There are also local alternatives such as Downtown Marriott, Arch Street Tavern, and the Statehouse Square Food Court. Click here for more dining options.
What is the dress code?
Business/ Business casual attire is highly recommended. Don’t forget your business cards!
Is the location wheel chair accessible?
The Convention Center is wheelchair accessible. It provides elevators at the street and pre-function levels and ramps throughout the Convention Center.
What hotels are nearby?
Marriott Hartford Downtown- Interconnected to the Hartford Connecticut Convention Center
200 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06103
Ramada Plaza Hartford Hotel
50 Morgan Street Hartford, CT 06120
315 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103
Holiday Inn Express
440 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103
Holiday Inn Express
185 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114
Homewood Suites Downtown
338 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103
Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Hartford
942 Main Street in Hartford, CT 06103
What attractions are nearby?
According to the CT Convention Center website (www.ctconventions.com), local Hartford attractions include the Capitol, Front Street, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Old State House, UConn, the Connecticut Science Center, great restaurants and shopping.
What transportation options are available?
According to the CT Convention Center website (www.ctconventions.com), Downtown Hartford is a very walkable place. From Union Station (serviced by Amtrak and various Charter Bus Companies) to the Riverfront is about a 10 minute walk, on average. For greater convenience, the Hartford Star Shuttle bus is a free downtown shuttle that leaves the Connecticut Convention Center at the riverfront every 15 minutes. It takes passengers to all downtown hotels and by most restaurants, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
We highly recommend carpooling or taking public transportation.
Take the Star Shuttle! The Hartford Star Shuttle is a free, downtown shuttle bus that leaves the CT Convention Center approximately every 12 minutes, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Use the CT Transit Bus Service, it's less then $2.00 a person, and makes frequent stops right around the Convention Center!
Commuter Park & Ride Bus- Park in your hometown and commute into Hartford.
How long does it take to drive to Hartford from my city?
Estimated drive times:
Springfield to Hartford: 30 minutes
Worcester to Hartford: 1 hour
Boston to Hartford: 1 hour 45 minutes
Providence to Hartford: 1 hour 45 minutes
New York City to Hartford: 2 hours 25 minutes