Party Like It's 1999
Conference goers partied like it’s 1999. Prince would have been proud.
Marketplace appointments allowed event professionals to chat and gather information.
Interesting Educational Sessions
BizBash Founder David Adler mediated panels and led a session about event trend predictions titled Event Visionaries: Planning the Future of Gatherings – A Journey with David Adler.
Party to Prince
A DJ played Prince tunes in the lobby of Orchestra Hall while attendees drank lavender martinis and snacked on delicious bites during the “Party Like it’s 1999” opening night party.
Show Floor Gamification
Gamification is ever on the rise—a passport for the tradeshow floor let attendees grab a stamp at the booths they visited, then enter for a prize at the end of the show.
Michael Dominguez of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) (and 2023 MeetingsNet Lifetime Achievement Award recipient) leading his session Event Forecasting.
A Taste of Minneapolis
What better way to mark your first night in Minneapolis than to pose in front of a replica of famed local venue First Avenue’s beloved star wall?
Canopy by Hilton put out quite the spread at the opening night party, including this delectable charcuterie board.
Tradeshow Floor Decor
There was a lot of creativity on display on the tradeshow floor, including this dazzling light display from The Décor Group.
Jackie Bernstein (right) was very excited to don her purple attire (while some donned full Prince costumes) and “Party Like It’s 1999.”
Amy Blackman (Spiro Marketing Agency) leading the session Beyond the Room: The Four Phases of Community.
The tradeshow floor featured plenty of CVBs with immersive booths, like Visit Tampa Bay’s double-decker beach booth.
A puppy-petting station on the tradeshow floor melted hearts left and right...just look at that face!