Live from DMAI in Minneapolis

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1−3 in Minneapolis. The premier event for destination marketing and management professionals is being held at Minneapolis Convention Center. The headquarters hotel is Hyatt Minneapolis, which is located two blocks from the convention center.

City by Nature: Touring Minneapolis’ Downtown Hotels

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Minneapolis has long been coined “City by Nature” although City of Construction may be more fitting as of late. Millennium Hotel Minneapolis . The 321-guest room hotel is the closest full-service hotel to the Minneapolis Convention Center, offering more than 20,000 sq.

Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

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Skift lists a few locations that might just be hidden gems, starting with Minneapolis as this year’s Super Bowl venue. As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning.

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Find Your Mid-American Live Music Hot Spot

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Minneapolis. Meeting Planning band belt chicago city corn cornfields detroit illinois indiana indianapolis kansas kansas city live live band live music madison Michigan mid-america middle midwest milwaukee minneapolis minnesota missouri peoria rust st.

June 26, 2017: Protests and Celebrations Highlight Weekend Pride Events, Local Activists Protest Los Angeles Olympic Bid, How a New Jersey Venue Became a Hub for K-Pop Events


PROTESTS AND CELEBRATIONS HIGHLIGHT WEEKEND PRIDE EVENTS: This weekend's Pride celebrations in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and other

Midwest Breweries with Meeting Space on Tap

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City: Minneapolis. While Milwaukee gets a lot of the credit when it comes to Midwest breweries, cities in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only are breweries known for their handcrafted suds, many are also hot spots for groups looking for something beyond the hotel boardroom or ballroom. . Surly Brewing Co. Signature beer: Furious. Event spaces: 2,200-sq.-ft. Scheid Hall and a 400-sq.-ft. boardroom.

How to save 60 hours planning your conference


Jasmine Eldeen joined HelmsBriscoe as Director, Global Accounts in 2015, and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Meeting and conference planners spend on average 60 hours per conference sourcing, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing venue contracts.

Inside the Scientific Innovation at NAME 2016

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7–13, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis. Event Details. National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting. Sept. OVERVIEW .

National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting

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7–13, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota. National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting Sept.

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Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

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As Apimondia’s usual attendees sampled honey, talked about colony-collapse disorder, and exchanged beekeeping knowledge, the two groups — one each from Minneapolis and Montreal — set up booths in the Daejeon Convention Center, shook lots of hands, and talked up their respective cities.

Top Event Planning Tips For Your Next Company Meeting


One idea is to challenge everyone to participate in an activity like the Escape Room Minneapolis or go out for a nice group dinner. Anyone in the business of events will know that event planning is a very rewarding but stressful job. There is so much to do, and an extreme amount of detail to keep track of as you plan your company meeting or event.

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Hotel News You Need: Spring/Summer 2016

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> The 342-room JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America added a new level of luxury and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota when it opened in late 2015.

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Extreme Sandbox: Can You Dig It?

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Only a few minutes outside Minneapolis near Mall of America, Extreme Sandbox is a new 10-acre, life-size playground for adults equipped with real-life construction rigs.

How to implement hybrid event strategies for your meetings and conferences


She founded Minneapolis-based Hybrid Events Authority to share her hybrid meeting expertise with organizations and companies that would like to extend their content to audiences beyond the meeting room.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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Louis and Minneapolis are among the region’s most notable tourist destinations, they don’t have a monopoly on Midwest culture, nor are they the only cities capable of hosting large groups. If your mental image of the Midwest is more cornfields and gravel roads than world-class museums and fine dining, it’s time to get to know the region a little better.

2017 CVB Selfie Contest: Selfie Stars

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Meet Minneapolis President and CEO Melvin Tennant took part in the time-honored tradition of taking his selfie at the newly reopened Minneapolis Sculpture Garden after its two-year, $33 million renovation in June 2017. 1 spot to get your photo taken in Minneapolis, City by Nature.

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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Minneapolis. Minneapolis excels in accessibility ; it is less than three hours from most places in the U.S. The Minneapolis Convention Center offers a 3,400 square-foot, fixed-seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms and two large ballrooms at 28,000 sq. George R.

Interviews With Planners - Jasmine Eldeen


Jasmine Eldeen joined HelmsBriscoe as Director, Global Accounts - based in Minneapolis, MN. Experienced hospitality sales and marketing industry expert, Jasmine Eldeen, shares her advice on how Meeting and Conference Planners can overcome the challenges of a seller and supplier market.

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4 Smart Moves at Airlie, Radisson Blu and More

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Dale Krogman Dale Krogman was appointed director of sales and marketing at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Erica Hegarty Pacific World, a global destination and event management company, announces the promotion of Erica Hegarty.

4 Smart Moves at The National Conference Center, Palace Hotel and More

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Sanders will be based out of Minneapolis and will report to Ken Greene, president of Americas. Juan J. Garcia The National Conference Center in Leesburg Virginia appointed Juan J. Garcia executive director of sales.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Experiences a Renaissance

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As far as geographic promotions, we really do have a grasp in Minneapolis and St. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, often described as “ mini Portland ” or “ mini Austin ,” has found its footing within the preserved renaissance of counter-culture living.

Delta to Test Self-Service Bag Drop Machines in US

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Paul-Minneapolis International Airport. To save precious time at the airport , you’ve already checked in online or used a speedy check-in kiosk. Then…argh! Time slows to a glacial pace as you stand in that long, snaking line to check your bag.

Apple Maps Adds 8 Airports to iOS 11

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Ars Technica reports that the airports that have been added to Apple Maps are Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), McCarran International (LAS) in Las Vegas, Miami International (MIA), Midway International (MDW) in Chicago, Minneapolis-St.

Diversity Remains a Challenge for Events

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Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis , says many organizations have diversity and inclusion efforts in place. According to the U.S. Census, the United States will become a minority majority nation by 2044, based on current population projections. That creates challenges and opportunities in the meetings and hospitality industries when it comes to diversity and inclusion programs hoping to mirror the workforce. “I

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9 One of a Kind Properties Who Are Doing Hotel Promotion Right

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Hewing Hotel , Minneapolis, MN. Embracing the modern rustic feel this hotel stands head-and-shoulders above their Minneapolis competition. When it comes to hotel promotions , there isn’t a one-size fits all solution.

Top Events to Attend in 2018 - For Event Professionals


ACCED | March 18-21 | Minneapolis, MN. #SaveTheDate! Attending industry conferences is a great way to brush up your skills and connect with like-minded event professionals. With that in mind, we put together a list of the top events for event professionals to attend in 2018. Check out now these must-attend conferences in the meetings industry! We aim to provide the most comprehensive list of events that event professionals should attend in 2018 so this list will be updated often.

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Delta and Lyft Offer Passengers Incentive Points to Ride and Fly

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hubs include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle , Minneapolis-St. A partnership between Delta Air Lines and rideshare upstart Lyft puts event planners in the drivers’ seat.

Delta Air Lines Tests Fingerprint Boarding Pass

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In hopes of speeding up bag drops at Minneapolis-St. Paper boarding passes are practically a thing of the past and soon, smart devices may no longer be necessary—just your fingertip.

Which Airlines and Airports are Most Punctual?

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Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) , with an 83.1 Meeting and event planners are well-aware that time is money , and that arriving late can completely throw off an otherwise successful function. Alas, when travel is involved, even more factors are at play.

JetBlue’s Cuba Flights to Begin This Month

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The flights would originate in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St. JetBlue is planning to offer regularly scheduled trips to Cuba beginning this month, thereby becoming the first U.S. airline to do so in more than 50 years.

Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston have added a lot of new room capacity over the last two years and it will take time for the market to adjust.”.

DMAI Looks to the Future

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1–3 in Minneapolis, it was made clear that “It’s a Brand New Day” was no empty-promise slogan. Inspirational meeting themes are commonplace, but they aren’t always on point. At Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) 2016 Annual Convention, held Aug.

20 Best and Worst Airports in America

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Minneapolis-St. JFK International Airport, New York. What airports experience the worst delays and most cancellations? Which have the shortest security lines? Which are the easiest to get to from the city center?

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities

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Minneapolis. It’s no surprise that the most fun cities in the United States, according to a new report released by WalletHub, are also key meeting destinations. Las Vegas ranked No. 1 in the poll, which compared the 150 largest U.S.

The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In

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12); and Minneapolis/St. Minneapolis-St. Meeting planners travel to many American cities; some of which are healthier than others. 24/7 Wall St.

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Best of IMEX Day 1

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Plus, JW Marriott Minneapolis , Radisson Blu and Mall of America teamed up to promote holding meetings “under one roof” to save planners time and money. Couldn’t make it to Vegas for the biggest event industry show of the year ?

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Artists of Assembly: 2017 40 Under 40

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Minneapolis. Event professionals are the ultimate puzzle solvers. To most, the idea of putting together a set of dates, a venue, a program, a speaker lineup, an education schedule, food and beverage orders, audiovisual packages, marketing materials and more is overwhelming, to say the least. Then there’s the whole part about actually getting people to attend.

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Despite Rising Hotel Rates, Business Trip Costs Fall

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Conversely, up north, Minneapolis had the largest decline, with hotel prices down 20 percent over the third quarter of 2016. If you did any business travel during the fourth quarter of 2016, it looks like you got a deal, depending on your destination.

The Labrador Retriever of Destinations

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Long Beach is a very big cit y — bigger than Cleveland, Minneapolis, and New Orleans. We asked Steve Goodling, president and CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau , about meeting in Long Beach, the 36th-largest city in the U.S. Kayaking in Alamitos Bay, Long Beach.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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Graduate Hotels This Chicago-based company runs nine hotels on college campuses—Ann Arbor, Athens, Berkeley, Charlottesville, Lincoln, Madison, Oxford, Richmond and Tempe—and has plans for three new locations—Iowa City, Minneapolis and Seattle—in the next year.