Connect has announced that Michael Phelps will deliver the opening address at Connect 2019, taking place Aug. 26-28, in Louisville.
Phelps is a retired American competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian in history, with a total of 28 medals.
President Chris Collinson said: “We are very excited to include one of the most celebrated athletes of all time in the Connect 2019 program. Our goal every year is to deliver high-calibre speakers, education and networking opportunities that will elevate each attendee’s personal and professional success. Phelps’ inspiring message will not disappoint.”
Phelps will deliver his address from 5-6pm on Monday 26 August. He joins a star-studded keynote lineup alongside John Cena, who will speak on Wednesday 28 August.
Connect is committed to providing an engaging trade show experience that not only allows attendees to grow professionally but close business in a cost-effective manner. During Marketplace, planners and suppliers will meet in prescheduled appointments to exchange RFPs, arrange future site visits and book events.