About

Connect Faith is the freshest source of inspiration, information and insights about the world and business of planning faith-based meetings, conferences, conventions, retreats and other events. Through the magazine, website, social media network, and a mix of live and online events, Connect Faith brings together a community of committed meeting professionals to learn, share and grow a host of events. Our mission is to serve this special community with innovative education and powerful networking opportunities that help fulfill organizational and personal goals while contributing to the improvement and development of the meetings industry.

The Magazine and Community
We publish the only independently produced magazine for planners and suppliers of faith-based events. Launched in December 2006, the bimonthly magazine has won numerous national and regional awards for its coverage, including the Bronze Award for best new magazine and another Bronze Award for best new publication design in the 2007 American Society of Business Publication Editors competition, the first year it was eligible for the awards. Connect Faith delivers business news planners can use, creative ideas borrowed from the culture-at-large to inspire meetings, practical advice from experts, well-written analysis of trends and new developments, and case studies. Our expert editorial team tracks down fresh ideas and thoughtful strategies so our readers can learn from their peers.

The website, digital newsletters, blogs and webinars offer a mix of current news, analysis, commentary and practical how-to articles for users who are passionate about what they do. On Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, our staff and our community of meeting professionals share photos and experiences from their events, travel and more.

Our Events
Connect Faith Marketplace created a buzz in the meetings industry when it introduced the innovative reverse trade show concept, where suppliers meet one-on-one with planners in pre-set, timed appointments. The first Marketplace in 2007 was a huge success and the event continues to grow, while maintaining the intimate, friendly atmosphere of the family-owned business. The conference now encompasses three days of educational seminars with continuing education units available, panel discussions and roundtables, well-known keynote speakers, networking and top-notch entertainment. It is an exciting gathering where planners, suppliers and experts in many fields have the opportunity to share ideas and best practices, as well as develop valuable relationships. Business gets done on the Marketplace floor as RFPs are placed and dates booked for future meetings, making the event a success for all parties.

Our Company
Connect is one of the nation’s fastest-growing media companies specializing in destination marketing. Its major interests include meeting business magazines and trade shows, digital programs and solutions, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information distribution through broadcast and custom programs. Discover for yourself why we are one of the most talked about media companies in the industry, with a solid reputation for delivering ROI to destinations, meeting planners and meeting suppliers.

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