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    1. Trade show entrance.

    1. Trade show entrance.
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    2. Attendees connecting during the Energy Break.

    2. Attendees connecting during the Energy Break.
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    3. Cornholapalooza champions Chris Wagner, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota (ACM) with emcee Calvin Stovall, ICONIC Presentations (middle).

    3. Cornholapalooza champions Chris Wagner, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Al Lund, Allied Charities of Minnesota (ACM) with emcee Calvin Stovall, ICONIC Presentations (middle).
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    4. Conference kickoff with textured lighting and a variety of seating options.

    4. Conference kickoff with textured lighting and a variety of seating options.
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    5. Board members Robbie Thompson, Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association; and Janel Fick, Global Management Partners, LLC.

    5. Board members Robbie Thompson, Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association; and Janel Fick, Global Management Partners, LLC.
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    6. Terri Schalesky, Brede Exposition Services; Sadie Hagen, Printing Industry Midwest; and Tara Owens, Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

    6. Terri Schalesky, Brede Exposition Services; Sadie Hagen, Printing Industry Midwest; and Tara Owens, Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
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    7. Best booth winners Nicole Stephany and Melissa Harrison, Allee Creative

    7. Best booth winners Nicole Stephany and Melissa Harrison, Allee Creative
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    8. Jay Gunnarson, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Dana Randt, St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    8. Jay Gunnarson, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester and Dana Randt, St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Over 400 association executives, staff and members of the hospitality community connected at the Associations North Solutions Conference at Mystic Lake Center on June 13-14. The conference consisted of the Annual Meeting & Expo, a Cornholapalooza (bean bag tournament) and a Golf Classic, and an open-concept trade show.

Drawing on the conference theme, every aspect of the meeting aimed to find solutions for association challenges. A major change and focus included four in-depth workshops to dig deeper and focus on challenges such as “Creating 4D Conference Experiences” with Sarah Michel, CSP, VP Professional Connexity, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

Any planner knows that reliable Wi-Fi and networking opportunities are necessary, but here are 10 equally crucial elements for executing successful meetings and events.

1. CLEAR OBJECTIVE Attendees need to know what they’ll gain from the event, and speakers need to know what to prepare for. Once you determine the objective, run all decisions regarding the event through that filter: Do the chosen speakers and breakout session topics all contribute to achieving your event’s purpose?

 

INGREDIENTS:
→ 2 oz. London Dry Gin
→ 3/4 oz. raspberry syrup*
→ 3/4 oz. lemon juice
→ egg white
→ Angostura bitters

DIRECTIONS:
Place all ingredients into a shaker. Shake without ice. Add ice and shake hard. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with three drops of Angostura bitters.

* P.S. Steak’s team adds grains of paradise, rose and other botanicals to its syrup.

 

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