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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.

Each year, Connect Faith honors professionals who are true memory makers in the events industry. Nominations for this year's class are due Aug. 3.

Deion Sanders, the NFL Network analyst who will keynote Connect Faith this year, credits faith for saving his life.

Veteran photographer Chris Savas, a towering figure at events, discusses common mistakes event planners make with photographer and the latest photo trends.

Las Vegas’ tragedy reminds us that planning ahead for security can reduce event risks and raise safety awareness for everyone.