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Matt Swenson

Senior Editor, Collinson Media & Events

Matt Swenson, a senior editor at Collinson Media, covers the business of meetings for Collaborate, Rejuvenate, Connect and Connect Sports. His specialities include, but are not limited to, business travel and international events. He is a former editor and columnist at Washington Post Express, a subsidiary of The Washington Post.

Trade groups across all industries band together to address the significant drop in international visitors to the United States since 2015.

James Jessie, senior vice President of convention sales at Travel Portland, discusses the evolution of the Northwest destination.

Meet Suzanne Scully Hackman, CDME, who's served as director of meetings and conventions for Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater for more than a dozen years.

A recent report from The Experience Institute confirms that conference attendees are acting more and more like vacationers.