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Connectiv is the global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies.

Connectiv navigates the evolving content technology landscape to help member companies manage change. We are as bold as our member companies who are accelerating innovation for the global industries they inform and serve.

Our association membership represents over 200 world-class business information companies who reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals. These companies drive more than $20 billion in annual revenues, and their collective industries represent a $400 billion global market.

We help our members identify new opportunities that are transforming the information services companies that move global markets forward every day, everywhere around the world.

  • Innovative business models.
  • Innovative ways to create, aggregate and distribute content.
  • Innovative technologies combining data and workflow.
  • Innovative platforms to connect marketers and targeted audiences.

Connectiv provides the tools, actionable insights and expertise to accelerate innovation and elevate the business information industry. Our association delivers access, insights and action through professional communities, world-class events, peer networking, strategic partnership opportunities, benchmarks and best practices, awards and recognition, and access to governmental policy advocacy. All of these activities accelerate innovation for member companies and their people.

Our Membership Pillars

Connectiv brings together large and small, established and emerging business information companies to drive their success, as well as the success of the industries they serve. Through exclusive and provocative events, professional networking, strategic partnership opportunities, benchmarks and best practices, awards and recognition, industry advocacy, and more, Connectiv is an invaluable professional community and provides members access to expertise, ideas and evolving models that make them optimally prepared for what’s ahead.

  1. The nexus of business information and technology
    Connectiv enables information companies that power business around the world to navigate the evolving content technology landscape.
  2. Creating tomorrow’s opportunities
    Through Connectiv, the world’s leading business information companies act more quickly and confidently to create tomorrow’s opportunities.
  3. Business runs on us 
    The members of Connectiv provide the essential information and services that drive decisions and commerce for millions of businesses around the world. And our members run faster and smarter on the knowledge, access and resources Connectiv provides to them.

Products and Services


Thought Leadership Events

Annual Executive Summit
Held every May, the annual C-level Summit takes an unbiased and candid look at the key issues keeping business executives up at night with innovative, sustainable solutions provided by thought leaders, CEOs and practitioners. The program is provocative, surprising and enlightening.

Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS)
Connectiv, SIPA and InfoCommerce Group co-produce a powerful conference each November on how to thrive in today’s competitive business environment. BIMS takes a deep dive into the strategy and tactics to take businesses of all sizes to the next level. More than 40 workshops and master classes present best practices in audience engagement, revenue-generating marketing, data, digital advertising sales, and top-level strategy. The annual Emerging Leaders Awards are announced during the BIMS event.

Learning and Networking

Members have the ability to meet with well-matched potential business partners and expand one’s network through introductions at local, national, and international industry events as well as our 10 professional committees.

Professional Councils
Our working group communities bring together nearly 500 of the best minds in business information and media to advance the state of the industry on a wide range of relevant issues. Councils align around key functional areas including Revenue, Digital Media, Audience Marketing, Editorial and Content, and Data. Members help shape committee agendas, and gain valuable professional insights while building personal connections and community. Learning occurs at regular phone-in meetings and other gatherings, and members also enjoy access to industry peers on an as-needed, informal basis.

Connectiv hosts a range of issues-based webinars to share emerging best practices on a variety of timely topics.

Benchmarks and Best Practices

Access to exclusive members-only case studies, industry analytics and research reports that enable members to learn from industry leaders and peers about the issues most critical to their businesses.

Awards and Recognition

Neal Awards
The Jesse H. Neal Awards were created by Connectiv in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications. The Neal Awards ceremony, supervised by Connectiv's Editorial & Content Committee, is held annually to honor editorial excellence across all platforms, including print, digital media, events, video, mobile, social media and online applications. All entries go through a two-tiered screening process in order to reach the final judging. The Board of Judges, 12 to 18 professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of business journalism, makes the final decisions. Entries are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

CODiE Awards
Since 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized more than 1,000 software and information companies for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

Emerging Leader Awards
The Emerging Leader Awards celebrate the NextGen in member B2B media and information companies. An initiative of the Women’s Leadership Council, the awards recognize rising stars, both men and women, under 35 years of age at time of nomination. Finalists and the five winners are announced at an awards luncheon at BIMS.

Gertrude Crain Leadership Award
The Gertrude Crain Award recognizes a leader within the B2B Media and Information community who embodies the SIIA Women's Leadership and Networking Council's mission of excellence, service and success.
The Award honors Gertrude Crain, chairman of Crain Communications and a legendary figure in B2B media. Gertrude Crain was the longtime treasurer of Crain Communications before becoming chairman in 1973, and then leading Crain Communications for over twenty years until 1996 when she passed away at the age of 85. 

Connectiv Weekly Email News Feeds

Weekly push email blogs provide a rich offering of Industry insights, analysis, CEO interviews, innovation case studies, news on the workforce of the future, and industry innovation impact reports on global business sectors. Two push emails plus an aggregated newsletter are transmitted weekly.

Policy & Government Relations Advocacy

Connectiv is your advocate in Washington, DC, working on national and global issues related to privacy, cyber security, postal and more.