8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Morning Sessions
What's Brewing at the Brewery?
We're bringing together some of the state's best breweries to get the inside scoop on pulling off successful events in the middle of a working brewery. What events are they hosting? How can event producers and vendors partner to host their own events there?
Moderator: Kevin Stocks, The Beer Dabbler & Growler Magazine
- Laura Preston, Fulton Brewing
- Jenny Seabloom, Sociable Cider Werks
- Austin Jevne, Forager Brewing
Breakout Sessions: Choose 2
Topics such as: Cash Management, Grantwriting, and ADA Compliance
An introduction to Google Analytics
Knowing your audience and what they want is an important factor to market to them successfully. By using Google Analytics, you are able to see valuable insights that can shape how you run your business. In this session we will discuss why you need it, how to get it, and how to use it to pull the most effective data for your business.
- Tory Kalousek, Hubbard Broadcasting
- Ruth Tambornino, Hubbard Broadcasting
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch & MNFEA Annual Meeting
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions
Sponsorship Strategy: How to Deliver Results
Festivals and Events provide great opportunities for sponsors to engage with the community and enthusiasts. This session will explore best practices to identify prospects, create on-point sponsorship packages, ensure benefit delivery and prove sponsor ROI. Topics covered include: Prospect identification, Understanding sponsor goals and ROI measurements; Building packages; Managing Deliverables and Sponsor recaps.
Speaker: Sara Soli, National Sports Center
Giving is Good Business
While you work toward and continue to grow in all areas of your life, the focus should be on how you keep your personal, professional, and community goals in balance and on track, in order to enjoy and achieve success and happiness for yourself, and those with whom you interact. Through stories, tangible examples, success and failure experiences, and the outgoing pursuit to find a true passion and drive, Wayne will inspire and energize you to take the next steps towards tapping into and finding your passion for success in your personal, professional, and community lives.
Speaker: Wayne Kostroski, Taste of the NFL, Cuisine Concepts