About Connect

The Journey to CES Connect

The bi-annual conference hosted by City Electric Supply (CES) started in 2014 for 140 attendees. By 2018, the attendee count had risen to 1,300, and it's continued to grow into one of the industry's largest events at over 2,000 professionals and 60 vendor partners. In 2022, what was known as the North American Managers' Conference (NAMC) was rebranded to CES Connect, providing a unique opportunity for prominent decision-makers (like you!) to build connections, engage with leaders of the company for real-time business updates, and dive into the latest and most innovative products and solutions the industry has to offer.

CES Connect Pillars

Piller One - Connect


Foster meaningful relationships with vendors, team members, leadership, and customers, strengthening our CES family.

Piller Two - Discover


Explore innovative products and solutions to fuel personal and professional growth.

Piller Three - Inspire


Leave with fresh insights and motivation, driven by peer stories and strategies to power your communities.

Piller Four - Celebrate


And our newest addition… (cue the drum roll)

Honor the past, present, and future success of the organization, recognizing the achievements that have led us to where we are today.

It's a Nashville party that you won't want to miss!

CES Connect 2024

Mark your calendars for the must-attend bash in Nashville! Get ready to dust off those cowboy boots and join the fifth bi-annual CES conference right in the heart of Music City, Tennessee! Brace yourself for a three-day celebration, soaking in the city's vibrant culture and country music history. Our theme this year takes a page from Nashville's famous Hatch Show Print and the bright lights of Broadway, so you can expect some letterpress magic and a generous helping of neon lights to add that festival flair. This year is gonna be a downright unique and soulful celebration of our musical haven!