• Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    1. Keynote speaker David Caruso. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    2. The décor panel included Michelle Smith, Rudy’s Event Rentals; Becky Harris, Event Lab; Michael Basler, edgProductions; and Audra Magel, Festivities. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    3. Dennis M. Seviola, Compass Group. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    4. Mimosa bar. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    5. Jody M. Lisak, Johnson Brothers. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    6. Hilton Minneapolis’ executive chef, Julian Grainger, curated a locally sourced lunch; table design by edgPRODUCTIONS. 

  • Event Snapshots: 2017 NACE - MSP Education Day

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    7. Brett Dorrian talks personal branding. 

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    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    8. Tablescape designed by Rudy’s Event Rental.

At Hilton Minneapolis this past November, the NACE Minneapolis/ St. Paul Chapter held its educational conference entitled Minnesota Made: Midwest Moments of Wow. The aesthetic featured plenty of plaid, as the theme was “luxury lumberjack.”

The day focused on three words as its mission: education, experience and enjoy. Keynote speaker David Caruso of Dynamic Events shared innovative tools and ideas with the audience, and breakout sessions were plentiful, including Ethnic Catering + Your Venue = A Happy Client with Anna Senrick, Common Food Allergies: Offering Safe Options with Cassie Weness, RD, LD, and more. twincitiesnace.net

When Minneapolis won the bid to host Super Bowl LII back in May 2014, the city and its people got to work. By the time the Eagles defeated the Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018, in front of a crowd of 67,612, more than 150 Super Bowl-related parties and events took place, 1,055,000 people attended the 10-day fan festival and 1.4 million people visited the Mall of America. The next day, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport waved good-bye to a record-breaking 61,000 visitors, and the people who worked tirelessly to pull off the event breathed a collective sigh of relief.