2014 Special Events

Before the Show - Business Champions Awards Breakfast 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Business Champions recognizes the Hartford Region's fastest growing  private companies who have experienced phenomenal revenue or job growth  year-over-year. Produced in partnership with the Metro Hartford Alliance, these businesses are honored at a stellar event in conjunction  with the Connecticut Business Expo. Presented by the Hartford Business Journal and the MetroHartford Alliance. More info  at


During the Show - 9 am to 4 pm - Destinations Preview:

• Connecticut Business Connection:
A one-stop-shop resource center for business development featuring free access to city, state, and federal agencies. Located in the State of CT Corridor. (9am-3pm)  Sponsored By: The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

• State of CT Corridor:
Agencies from throughout the region will be exhibiting and attending the end of the day Reception from 3-4pm, meet ‘n’ greet with commissioners, dignitaries and guests! Sponsored By the Connectiuct Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

• Hispanic Biz Center:
Featuring local Hispanic experts that will discuss various subjects such as the Power of the Hispanic Market in CT, Financing Your Businesses, and Marketing to Hispanics. Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

• BBB Pavilion:
Meet the companies associated with the BBB and the integrity they bring to the marketplace. Don’t miss this high-energy, central location on the expo floor!  Sponsored By: the Connecticut Better Business Bureau

• Green Corridor: A focus on the world of green business. Visit this informative area and learn about energy effciency, green technology, and more! Hosted By: The Connecticut Green Guide

• Networking Extravaganza:
Wrap up your day in the Atrium with food beverages and music! Unwind in a casual setting while wrapping up your day with colleagues, clients and new aquaintences!  A regional favorite! (4pm-6:30pm). Hosted By: The Connecticut Convention Center and The Hartford Business Journal



Be sure to check out these exhibitors offering informational sessions, special demos, exciting giveaways and more!