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BUSINESS SHOWCASE FAQs


 

When is the 2013 Business Showcase?
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 9:00am -4:00pm

When is Exhibitor set up?
Tuesday, October 1 2013 from 12:00pm -5:00pm

Where is the 2013 Business Showcase located?
Webster Bank Arena located at 600 E. Main Street in Bridgeport, CT.

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What is the Cost?
Attendance is free and open to the public. To avoid long lines, we highly recommend pre-registering through our website and printing out your badge.

Who is attending?
Annually the Showcase attracts appoximately 2,000 diverse and highly-targeted decision-makers. 60% of attendees were either CEO, CFO, COO, President, Vice President, Partner, Owner, Director or Senior Manager. 

What industries attended?
200 industries were represented. Here are some examples: Consulting Services, Advertising and Marketing, Financial Planners and Investment Advisors, Nonprofit Institutions, Information Technology/ Telecommunication Services, Manufacturing Sector, Printing and Office Services, Healthcare, Insurance Agencies, Banks and Credit Unions, Insurance Carriers, Professional Services, Real Estate Brokerage and Management, Technology Sector and Business Coaching & Development


Parking
Parking is available at the Webster Bank Arena for a fee. 

Parking Rates-*Subject to change
To be determined based on location

What food and beverage options are available at the show?
Webster Bank Arena Concessions will be open during the show. There are also many local alternatives in Bridgeport, click here for all food and drink listings. 


Is the location wheel chair accessible?
The Convention Center is wheelchair accessible. It provides elevators at the street and pre-function levels and ramps throughout the Convention Center.

What hotels are nearby?


Holiday Inn and Confrence Center 
1070 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604
 

203-3341234 

Stratford Hotel and Confrence Center
225 Lordship Blvd Stratford, CT 06615
203-375-8866

Best Western Black Rock Inn
100 Kings Highway Cutoff  Fairfield, CT 06824
203-659-2200

Comfort Suites 
1500 South Avenue Stratford, CT 06615
203-375-9528

Rodeway Inn
10 Washington Parkway, Stratford, CT 06615
203-377-6288

What attractions are nearby?
Some local attractions include the Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, City Lights Gallery, The Discovery Museum, Fairfield University, The Barnum Museum, and Captain's Cove Seaport just to name a few. 

What transportation options are available?
Take the Train or Bus the Bridgeport Transportation Center is only a two-block, well-lit walk from Webster Bank Arena. This center is serviced by the Metro North Railroad New Haven line (800-638-7646) and Amtrak (800-872-7245) as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority (203-333-3031), which provides frequent bus service to the Arena.

 

We highly recommend carpooling or taking public transportation.

 The arena is located 2 blocks from the metro north train station (new haven line), amtrak and port jeff ferry.

How long does it take to drive to Bridgeport from my city?

Estimated drive times:
Springfield to Bridgeport: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Worcester to 
Bridgeport: 2 hours
Boston to 
Bridgeport: 2 hours 45 minutes
Providence to 
Bridgeport: 2 hours 20 minutes
New York City to 
Bridgeport: 1 hour 30 minutes 



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