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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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News, Articles, Tips and Advice from the Experts: Looking for trends, answers or best practices in Conference, Events, Production and Transportation? Find them all here! In addition, check out our Newsletters here!

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, it’s critical to adjust your [...]

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 to give them a positive [...]

September 26th, 2016|Categories: 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 the imagery of a juggler, [...]

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Conference Services, Meeting Management|

June 2016 New Hires and Promotions

metroConnections announces new hires, promotions (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) – June 6, 2016 – metroConnections, Inc. – an award-winning conference, event, stage production and transportation services firm – has announced a number of promotions and new additions to their Event, Production, Conference and Transportation Services teams. Madelyn Arthur joined the Event Services team in March of this year, where she serves [...]

June 6th, 2016|Categories: metroConnections, Press Releases|

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 products and a wide range [...]

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 social responsibility at its best. [...]

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 crisp and accurate, the backlit [...]

Ask the Expert: Graphical Emails

Ask the Expert: Send Attendee-Grabbing Graphical Emails Lacey Carrier, technology solutions designer, and Samantha Phillippe, account manager of Attend-eSource® technology services, discuss how to create the biggest impact with meeting and event email marketing. Q: When should graphical emails be utilized for a meeting or event? LC: We see them used for meetings that include vendors and partners, along [...]

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Ask the Expert, Event Services, Newsletter, Newsletter 2016 Spring|

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 brand existing architecture. Feature applied [...]

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 just right? Will the attendees [...]

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