Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017
On April 18, 2017, the Northwest Minnesota Tourism Conference will take place at the University of Minnesota Crookston in association with Riverland Association. It’s a one-day seminar and is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Sargeant Student Center’s Bede Ballroom. The conference has been titled “Building Your Business One Visitor at a Time” and intended to provide tourism education in Northwest Minnesota. Marketing, tourism development and digital trends will be discussed at the conference.
Ryan Pesch – University of Minnesota Extension, Chris Ingraham – Washington Post; Frank Soukup – Cote Family Companies; and, Jessica Dodge and David Bergman from Explore Minnesota Tourism are the main presenters of the show. Besides, a board of business executives stressing on northwestern Minnesota success stories, a member brainstorming session and a voluntary social media workshop are also included into the conference. Individuals and parties keen to promote tourism are cordially invited in the event. Members have to pay $40 and non-members $45 including conference materials and lunch. Also note that first-time attendees are being provided with registration-waiving scholarships arranged by the NW Regional Sustainable Development Commission. Riverland Association comprises locals volunteering to create a big difference to the world of tourism. Six communities Crookston, East Grand Forks/Grand Forks, Fertile, Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire and Thief River Falls comprise Riverland working together to further the opportunities available through tourism.