Connecticut Business Expo Reveals 2011 Show Highlights

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Free to Attend, Informative Seminars, and Multiple New Additions

Free Admission – Come prepared to learn, meet, grow and prosper at the 2011 Connecticut Business Expo, presented by the Hartford Business Journal. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, the 2011 Connecticut Business Expo promises to be bigger, stronger and faster, boasting 28 free educational seminars, the return of the popular Business Author Series, and the brand new ‘Enhance Your Image and Advance Your Career’ business fashion show. The Expo features a brand-new mobile app (for iPhone and Android) to help connect attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. The Expo will run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

This year’s Expo will kick off by honoring the region’s fastest growing private companies with a Business Champions Awards Breakfast from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Following the Business Champions Breakfast, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the more than 200 exhibits, experience the all new Comcast Networking Oasis, visit the Show Floor Theater for the Business Author Series, and take in their choice of 28 educational seminars hosted by industry elite speakers and trainers that will focus on sales, marketing, technology, and management. The day-long event will conclude with the first-ever Statewide Business Networking Extravaganza in the Atrium from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

“We are eager for exhibitors, attendees and sponsors to experience the new features and returning favorites at the 2011 Connecticut Business Expo,” said Gail Lebert, publisher, Hartford Business Journal. “Our team has worked diligently to bring the best and brightest to this year’s Expo and we are thrilled to offer professionals throughout the state the opportunity to learn, meet, grow and prosper.”

Expo attendees will also benefit from the brand new CTBExpo mobile app which will put an interactive floor map, Expo schedule, exhibitor list, and QR code reader right at their fingertips. The app, for iPhone and Android, is designed to make it easier for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors to connect with one another. Attendee name badges will also have QR Codes that contain individual contact information. This will allow attendees with mobile devices to easily exchange contact information with people that they meet.

Leading up to the Expo, professionals statewide are encouraged to participate in events during Connecticut Business Week, May 23 – June 8, 2011. Throughout the week, businesses will host their own events connecting professionals throughout the state for networking as a lead-in to the Expo.

Admission to the CT Business Expo is FREE and open the public. Attendees can pre-register at http://www.ctbexpo.com or at the door. Online pre-registrants can reserve their seats in educational seminars, show floor theatre programs, and will not have to wait in line the day of the show. To exhibit, sponsor or attend the 2011 Connecticut Business Expo visit http://www.ctbexpo.com. For more information on the Business Champions Breakfast, visit http://www.metrohartford.com. Winners will be featured in a special award supplement published in the Hartford Business Journal and honored at the breakfast event the morning of the expo.

The 2011 Connecticut Business Expo is sponsored by: Comcast Business Class (presenting sponsor); COX Business, First Niagra, Pro Systems (platinum sponsors); Greater Hartford Arts Council, Jobs for Connecticut Now, Joseph Merritt & Company, Network Imaging, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and University of Hartford (gold sponsors). Media partners are NBC Connecticut and WDRC; Supporter is The Perfect Promotion. Event partners include: Co-Communications, Keep In Touch Media, J. Fiereck Photography, Rider Productions, Metropolitan Exposition, New Wave Industries, and Small Business Development Center.

About Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it’s market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the “must read” for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 25,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.

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