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Special Events: Tradeshow & Convention

St. Paul, Minnesota


March, 2017


Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront





Association trade show
Intercontinetal Saint Pal Riverfront


One of our association clients came to Conference Event Management for help improving a slate of events spread throughout a year, including transitioning to a new 2,000-person convention and tradeshow. In 2016, the tradeshow coordinators wanted to increase attendee numbers and improve relationships between exhibitors and consumers by combining the two states of Iowa and Minnesota to form the one of the largest tradeshows in the upper Midwest.

Conference Event Management worked with board and staff members to transition the event that was the same year–after–year, from a one–state event to a multi–state event. We ensured that all logistics were covered from start to finish, and presented ideas on how to improve and grow the event – this year and in the future. Along with our organization and strategy, we also helped negotiate better savings with contracts that were already in place, as well as for future events. In addition, we helped the client exceed their sponsorship and exhibitor revenue goal which resulted in a true partnership. 


tradeshow booth
  • Multi-State Event

  • 2 full exhibit days with workshops

  • Hosted vendor lounge

  • Save the date postcards sent to 7,500+

  • Social media management

  • Speaking contracts

  • Hosted hospitality events and banquets

  • Silent auction

  • Transportation to & from venue


“We appreciate the professional team at CEM and their level of customer service. From contracting services to onsite management of events, the team is very professional, courteous and one-step ahead on the details. Their vast experience with many types of events and clients has elevated the quality of events and brain-storming sessions in planning of the events. CEM is a great team to work with and will improve upon your clients' perception of your organization and event attendance experience. We highly recommend CEM.”

– Board Member

St. Paul, Minnesota
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