What if you could plan your meeting and your impact?


Business Connect is the official supplier diversity program of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) and connects LA’s network of minority, women, LGBTQ+ and veteran-owned business suppliers with opportunities supporting high-profile and impactful events.
 

Through LA Tourism, you have the opportunity to work with this supplier collective and integrate the services you need into your meeting, convention or event.

ONE SUPER BEGINNING

First initiated through Super Bowl LVI by the LA Super Bowl Host Committee, Business Connect created opportunities for numerous organizations and nonprofits during the globally recognized event in 2022. The program pioneered new impacts in underserved communities across the region. Business Connect features more than 150 small, diverse businesses in the LA area that meeting planners can utilize for events with our simple database.

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...We really felt that this program was intentional – intentional in the care and time that was put in. Intentional in making meaningful business connections. Intentional in highlighting businesses that were included in the program.

Suppliers Diversity Stats
Business Connect Feb 2022

Suppliers represent 25+ business disciplines related to meeting, convention and event production

Audio Visual
Barricades
Carpet/Flooring
Catering/Food & Beverage
Décor
Entertainment
Equipment Rental (Heavy)
Event Planning/Production
Fencing Florals
Furniture/Event Rental

General Contractors
Generators
Gifts & Promotions
Golf Carts
Graphics
Hardware Supplies
Janitorial Services
Linens
Office Supplies
Painters
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Portable Restrooms
Printing
Security
Staffing (Hospitality)
Temporary Housing
Tenting
Trailers
Transportation
Warehousing
Waste Removal
White Glove Service

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Our involvement with Business Connect has been amazing! … We saw that they WANTED us to succeed and that this was an opportunity for as many businesses to be included as possible.

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The Legacy Continues


LASEC & Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board continues to engage with, grow and provide resources for its Business Connect network, creating opportunities for future events like:

 

2023 College Football Playoff National Championship
123rd U.S. Open Championship
2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Region Championship
2026 U.S. Women’s Open
2026 Host City FIFA World Cup™ 
2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games

...and your next meeting or convention

 

Connect directly with an LA Tourism team member to learn more about getting involved with Business Connect suppliers for your meeting, convention or event.

About LA Tourism

As the official DMO/CVB for the City of Los Angeles, LA Tourism is your direct resource for everything LA has to offer. Our team will help you navigate your options, making LA a welcoming and accessible place for your meeting, convention or event. Our priority is to make it easier and more accessible for you and your attendees to discover what’s possible in Los Angeles – and help make a difference while you’re experiencing it.

About LASEC

LASEC is the nonprofit organization officially designated to attract, secure and support high-profile sports and entertainment events in Los Angeles. The organization champions Los Angeles by creating lasting and positive economic, cultural and social impact for the Los Angeles region by attracting and securing some of the most high-profile events with global visibility.

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