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I am a member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter. Every month, Twin Cities event professionals get together to network and for an educational presentation that’s relevant to the local live events industry. For April’s meeting, we met at The Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District in Minneapolis. ILEA President Sara Grauf, CSEP and past ILEA President Jodi Collen, CSEP, led the group in an interactive conversation about the current and future state of the live events industry, including topics on growth, professionalism, commoditization, and our industry’s position in the global economy. As always, we had some great conversation and I enjoyed networking with fellow Twin Cities event professionals! Are you an event professional looking for a great networking group while also benefiting from some educational programs? Learn more about ILEA here!

Special thanks to my fellow April meeting’s sponsors: The Canopy, Sadie’s Couture Floral, VoiceHive, AVEX, Coppersmith Photography, Freestyle Productions, MeetingPages, Premier Transportation, and Twin Cities Business.

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