Scenes from City Electric Supply’s Connect 2022 Event

June 18, 2022
At the entrance of the Connect 2022 trade show, the 2,000-plus attendees saw a CES counter area featuring an innovative virtual-realty twist to promote vendors' products and its own company history.

More than 2,000 City Electric Supply employees, vendors, independent reps and customers took part in one of the electrical industry’s biggest in-person events of the year — Connect 2022. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Kissimmee, FL, the event included a trade show with more than 50 vendors, presentations by Thomas Hartland-Mackie, the company’s CEO and other company executives, and several lively networking events.

This year’s event gave attendees a chance to hear about its plans for the future. Mackie reportedly told attendees at one of the general sessions that he believes CES, which currently has more than 600 locations in North America and more than 1,000 locations worldwide, could one day have as many as 2,000 branches in the United States. While that sounds like an aggressive goal, CES has in some years opened as many as 50 new branches and is on track to open several dozen in 2022.

Check out the slide show above to learn more about this event.