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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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AgriBank: An Unforgettable Event

An Unforgettable Event, 100 Years In The Making With a nod to the past and an eye on the future, AgriBank celebrated 100 years in business at this year’s annual meeting. Working with AgriBank, metroConnections began the assignment by developing the theme Cultivating the Next Century of Agriculture. To create an unforgettable experience for the 500 attendees, metroConnections took [...]

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 [...]

Trending: LED Light Boxes

Trending: Illuminate Your Next Event Make an impact with LED-lit fabric graphics for backdrops, registration counters, bars, conference branding and general signage from our events and production facility. This on-trend solution brilliantly displays graphics of any size with backlit technology and a modern, frameless design. Why They’re Trending The print quality on fabric is [...]

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 [...]

Wardrobe Tips and Tricks for Presenters

Avoid a Malfunction: Wardrobe Tips and Tricks for Presenters By Heidi Foels, Producer, Production Services Whether you have made a career out of keynote speaking or you are stepping on stage for the first time in years, there are many factors that need to fall into place for a well-done presentation. Is the lighting [...]

Good Partnership Fit, Six Tips

LISTS: Six Tips for a Good Partnership Fit While experience and a good reputation are essential, compatibility is also a key to successful business partnerships. Consider these characteristics to determine the best fit: A similar work style: Your partners become extensions of your staff. Choose them as carefully as new hires. Accessibility: You’ll want a [...]

Production Company Partnerships

How to Partner Productively With a Production Company Rachel Portela, Director of Production Services, shares her tips on maximizing a production services partnership. Q: How do production companies add value? A: Most meeting planners are not AV experts. A seasoned production company gets the best gear at the best price while also creating the most [...]

Content Management: Producer’s Guide

A Producer’s Guide to Content Management By Erika Koeberl, Producer, Production Services When it comes to planning a conference, one of the most important—and challenging—parts to organize is the general session. The main feature of any trade show or conference, a general session typically houses keynote speakers, educational information and new industry content, and it can definitely set [...]

By | 2016-11-27T22:39:52+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Content Development, Production Services|

Producing an Awards Show – Part 2

How to Produce an Awards Show, Technically - Part 2 By Haley Wakefield, Producer, Production Services In Part 1, we covered venue logistics, managing technical aspects and using your creativity to impress awards show attendees. While those are crucial to the success of an event, they’re only part of the equation! Read on to learn how to master the flow [...]

Producing an Awards Show – Part 1

How to Produce an Awards Show, Technically - Part 1 By Haley Wakefield, Producer, Production Services It’s finally awards show night. Months of scheduling, arranging, planning and coordinating have come to fruition, and now it’s time to ensure the event is executed to perfection. Like the award nominees, an event planner hopes to wow with their hard work: a stunningly-decorated [...]

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