Networking Events

Networking Events


Welcome to Pittsburgh Happy Hour

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Launch your I&E networking at the Welcome to Pittsburgh Happy Hour. During this casual event, meet up with fellow industry colleagues and begin bridging new connections with fellow attendees before the show kicks off. Enjoy the company of your fellow I&E attendees and indulge in Pittsburgh inspired food and beverages. 

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Welcome Reception

Monday, August 30, 2021

It's fleet’s most exciting night! Taking place in the FedEx Great Hall at Heinz Stadium – home of the Pittsburgh Steelers – attendees will experience a game day Opening Reception like no other. Part museum, part Hall of Fame, the FedEx Great Hall encapsulates some of the greatest moments in Steelers history. This space includes original lockers and bleachers from Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers Hall of Honor display, murals and exhilarating sports memorabilia. Enjoy music, gameday food and beverages, and showcase your touchdown skills as you challenge your peers to some friendly games. You will be immersed in a pep rally like no other with a drum line performance by Steeline Pittsburgh. And don’t forget to capture your experience at the 50-yard line with a photo op and feel like a champion with replicas of the Super Bowl trophy displays.

Heinz Stadium is located 1.25 miles from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Shuttle transportation will be provided.

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​Refuel Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

We’ve reached the midway point of I&E so it's time to reflect on the highlights and refuel for the final stretch of I&E. Before you head out for the evening, join your peers for an hour of celebrating and sharing experiences and knowledge you have gained so far at Institute & Expo. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, lively conversation, and Pittsburgh-inspired snacks and beverages. See you there!

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Closing Event at Tequila Cowboy

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join your fellow fleet professionals for an evening of food, fun, drinks and friends at this unique venue in the heart of Pittsburgh’s sports district. This event marks the end of another great I&E and your last chance to celebrate finding the right solutions, making the right connections and learning the right skills. If that isn’t enough, we will also be raffling off some amazing prizes including a Columbus 2022 prize package (with complimentary hotel and registration for I&E 2022).