Connecticut Business Expo 2014 Unveils Show Highlights

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Connecticut’s Largest B2B Tradeshow Adds New Trivia Game Feature, Enhances Networking and Business Growth Opportunities

Free Admission - Connect and learn about new products, expand your customer base and meet new prospects, as the Hartford Business Journal presents the 2014 Connecticut Business Expo. The Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors, free educational seminars, must-attend networking events and resources for businesses across the state. The 14th annual business expo will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 14th year of the Connecticut Business Expo,” said Gail Lebert, publisher, Hartford Business Journal. “We’ve worked hard to bring together the best and brightest businesses in the state for a great day of networking and professional development.”

This Expo kicks off with the Business Champions Awards Breakfast from 7:15-8:45 a.m., recognizing privately held companies in the categories of innovation, workforce and sustainable practices and revenue growth – plus the addition of an award recognizing the best new launch or startup.

A new feature to this year’s Expo is the Hartford Business Journal Trivia Challenge - Lunch, set to take place 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Building Business Hub. Participants using their smartphones will be challenged to answer a series of multiple choice questions about business in Connecticut. The top three highest scores will win a prize, with a grand prize of a suite at the XL Center to the highest scorer. A $15 registration fee is required and includes a boxed lunch. To register for the trivia challenge, visit the Connecticut Business Expo online.

Attendees can round out the day by visiting some of the more than 180 exhibits, attending presentations and participating in educational seminars. The event will conclude with a meet and greet at the 'Commissioners Reception' from 3– 4p.m. in the Connecticut Convention Center Atrium.

The 2014 Connecticut Business Expo will also feature more than 20 educational seminars on topics such as building business, sales and marketing.

Admission to the CT Business Expo is free and open to the public. Attendees can pre-register at or at the door. Online pre-registrants will have the ability to print out name badges ahead of time and reserve their seats in educational seminars, show floor theater programs and will not have to wait in line the day of the show. To exhibit, sponsor or attend the 2014 Connecticut Business Expo visit To register for the Business Champions Breakfast, please click here.

The 2014 Connecticut Business Expo is made possible with support from: Comcast Business (presenting sponsor); COX Business, Pro Systems, NBC Connecticut (platinum sponsors); CTfastrak, The Pita Group, The Better Business Bureau, Inc., Connecticut Small Business Development Center (gold sponsors); Telemundo, DRC-FM and WDRC-AM 1360 (media partners); Small Business Administration, CT Department of Economic and Community Development (event partners); Co-Communications, Connecticut Convention Center, J. Fiereck Photography, Metropolitan Expositions, New Wave Industries Inc., Premier Graphics, Rider Productions and XL Color (supporting partners).


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 or call 860.236.9998.

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