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Since 1984, metroConnections has provided complete conference, event, stage production and transportation services for meeting and event planners nationwide. The award-winning company operates from its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and produces thousands of programs per year. The metroConnections team uses its expertise and resources to specialize in the design and implementation of themed events, stage productions, transportation, tours and conference program logistics and meetings. metroConnections also offers audio/visual and production services and is the creator of Attend-eSource®, a web-based solution that includes elements such as online registration and custom-built event websites. Contact us today to engage, inspire and move your group!

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Orlando-Based Events

Make a Splash in Orlando with Your Next Event Mike Graves, COO of metroConnections As one of the largest Tier-1 destination cities for hosting conferences, meetings and events, Orlando is home to world-class hotels, conference centers, event facilities and renowned attractions. As fellow event professionals, we know you’re always looking to maximize your budget, facility, [...]

Conference Session Tracking

Conference Session Tracking: Scanning Technology Don’t Guess. PROVE that Your Conference is a Success. Sara Czech, Technology Solutions Coordinator The conferences and meetings industry is continually evolving as new technologies and trends rise and old ones fade away. In a traditional setup, planners rely on registration stations where attendees are manually checked in by a [...]

By | 2017-02-08T15:10:19+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Conference Services|

Globalocity 2016 Conference

Globalocity 2016: A Captivating Collaboration At Globalocity 2016, Digital River employees, industry thought leaders and vendor partners connected, collaborated and convened to prepare for the next wave of global commerce solutions. For cutting edge conference and event solutions, email us at info@metroconnections.com Here’s how our Production, Video and Event service centers helped keep 400 attendees engaged [...]

iPad Check-In

iPad Check-In: What The Pros Know Technology Solutions Manager Rachel Barrett explains why streamlining attendee check-in with iPads is fast becoming an industry best practice, especially when powered by metroConnections’ Attend-eCheckIn solution. How it works: Each registered attendee receives a unique QR code, either on their badge or via email. Attendees scan this QR code at [...]

By | 2016-11-27T22:39:51+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Conference Services, Newsletter, Newsletter 2016 Fall|

Planning Tips for Incentive Trips

Foolproof Formula for Can’t-Miss Incentive Trips By Amy McCollum, Senior Program Manager, Conferences & Meetings Though they’re often lumped in with destination meetings and conferences, incentive trips are a special class of event. It’s true that many of the “basics” are the same—food and beverage, flights, hotel accommodations—but the priorities are completely different. As a planner, [...]

Trade Show Management Tips – Part 2

How to Tame the Trade Show Circus - Part 2 By Emily Griesser, Director of Conferences & Meetings In part one, we covered what goes into the pre-trade show planning process, including determining the size and scope of the program, the logistics of the layout and schedule, and what needs to be communicated to exhibitors in order [...]

By | 2016-11-27T22:39:51+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Conference Services, Meeting Management|

Trade Show Management Tips – Part 1

How to Tame the Trade Show Circus - Part 1 By Emily Griesser, Director of Conferences & Meetings It’s well known in this industry that planners need to be skilled at juggling a variety of tasks when it comes to events, conferences and meetings. Trade shows, however, take that to the next level. To continue with [...]

By | 2016-11-27T22:39:51+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Conference Services, Meeting Management|

Collaboration in Action: Patterson Dental

A Tour de Force for Patterson Dental SERVICES: Conference, Event, Production and Transportation Services WHAT: Patterson Dental, North American Sales Meeting WHEN: Sept. 27 - Oct. 2, 2015 WHERE: Orlando, FL Patterson Dental is one of North America’s largest distributors of dental merchandise and a technology leader for dental practices, offering more than 105,000 [...]

Behind the Scenes: HB Cares

Behind the Scenes: HB Cares HelmsBriscoe is a global site selection company and a long-time industry partner of metroConnections. At the heart of the HelmsBriscoe organization is the belief that corporate success is more than just financial gain. A Gala-Style, Feel-Good Event HB Cares, is an annual, hands-on event hosted by HelmsBriscoe that exemplifies corporate [...]

Lists: Brand Your Venue, Five Smart Ways

Five Smart Ways to Brand Your Venue Take your event or conference to a new level by incorporating creative branding with signage and décor that transforms an ordinary venue into a uniquely themed and branded space. Know your space – It starts with the site visit. Maximize branding in areas attendees will frequent most. Creatively [...]

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