MarketConnect Exhibitor FAQs

What is MarketConnect?

Now in its second year, MarketConnect has broadened its focus to include Series A, B and C start-up technology companies, and has increased the number of hospital executives participating from 15 to 65. The MarketConnect matchmaking platform helps hospital executives who have registered for HIMSS19 navigate the massive conference, allowing them to schedule meetings with exhibiting companies that provide solutions to some of their most pressing needs. We offer the hospitals complimentary tickets to MarketConnect to participate. Both parties need to agree to a meeting before it is scheduled to take place. We maintain a one-to- one, hospital-to-exhibitor ratio. You must be an exhibitor or sponsor to participate.

Appointment scheduling begins Wednesday, January 23 - so register for MarketConnect today!

Who are the participating hospitals?

If you would like to review the participating hospitals, please contact Patrick Ryan at

When is MarketConnect?

MarketConnect will take place on Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14 in a meeting room in the convention center outside of the exhibit hall. We will provide private, numbered tables for your meetings and table locations will be assigned. The meeting platform will allow you to open times on your schedule for possible meetings. When your schedule is finalized, you will know what time your meeting is, the exact location of the meeting, the executive you will be meeting with and the names of any colleagues that will be joining that particular person.

How does the matchmaking work?

Once registered for MarketConnect, you will receive a link with a login and password. The matchmaking platform then requires you to build your profile, including detailed information on who you are and what you do. The hospitals have created their own profiles where they have identified the types of solutions that would like to see at the conference. You use this information to determine who you would like to meet with and request meetings. The hospitals will have the ability to do the same and confirm or reject all meeting requests. There is no limit to the number of meetings you may request. All communications, meeting confirmations and scheduling takes place in the matchmaking platform, but you will get an email confirmation when someone has accepted a meeting with you.

Do you guarantee a specific number of meetings?

There are no guarantees on the number of meetings you receive, but the vendor-to-hospital ratio is one-to-one and we find, on average, that hospitals will take 3-5 meetings.

What does the registration fee for MarketConnect include?

This is an all-inclusive price and there are no additional fees for each meeting that is confirmed.