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It’s All in the Details




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Conferences and Events. From Start to Finish.

At The Stark Group, we understand the importance of planning and executing a successful conference. From finding the perfect location to managing all the logistics, our team of experts does it all. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and create customized solutions that exceed their expectations. Our goal is to deliver an unforgettable conference experience that is both professional and enjoyable for all attendees. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you plan your next conference.


Minneapolis to New York to London.

Annual Conferences to Investor Summits to Virtual.


From concept to conference day, from content development to managing detailed logistics – we reflect the standards that are important to your organization. We understand that a successful event is more than the sum of its parts. Our team has the vision and expertise to guide our clients through the planning process, ensuring their events are seamless and impactful.

We have helped build many new events from the ground up as well as assist in re-vamping existing events to bring them to the next level.

  • Does your annual conference need an overhaul to go from good to great? Could some cutting-edge technology or a cool app add a new dimension to your event?
  • Do you need to take your important annual event virtual? We are experienced and can help.

  • Are you ready to change the status quo and try something new?

We can manage the entire event or lead your internal team through a successful event for your key stakeholders.

Relax, We've Got It

At The Stark Group, we know how to create a successful and professional-quality conference experience and lead your team through the process. Our expert team has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to handle all aspects of event planning, from site selection to complete project management.

With us on your side, you can rest assured that your event will be a resounding success and will reflect positively on you and your constituents.

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Event Planning Services

  • Attendees & Registration Management

  • ​Audio Visual/Production Liaison

  • Marketing/Promotion and Printed Materials

  • Onsite Conference Management

  • Content Development

  • Project Management

  • Site Selection and RFP Process for future conferences

  • Speaker/Presenting Company Management

  • Sponsorships/Partnership fulfillment

  • Vendor Coordination

  • Venue Management & Catering

  • Virtual Event Coordination

Snapshot of Past Projects

  • Partners in Ag Innovation Conference

  • ​Annual Private Equity Investor Summit

  • Corporate Venturing Conference

  • Emerging China Medical Trade Meeting

  • Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Conference

  • Engaged Philanthropy Conference

  • Investment Association Member Education Conferences

  • MedTech Investing Conference

  • Neuro-oncology Summit

  • Non-profit fundraiser luncheon

  • Ophthalmology Investor Summit

  • Virtual Conferences and live streams 

Nice to Meet You

Sara Stark Mikolich, Founder & Lead Planner

At The Stark Group, we are dedicated to providing top-notch event planning services for all your professional needs. Our team, led by Project Manager Sara Stark Mikolich, boasts over 25 years of experience in meeting and event planning for companies, non-profits, and trade associations both locally and abroad. Sara brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, along with impeccable organizational and communication skills to ensure your event runs smoothly and exceeds expectations. 

We take pride in our reputation as one of the best event planning companies in the industry. Nominated for Best Planner for Minnesota's Chapter of Meeting Professionals and Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine “Best Of” Awards in 2016 and 2017, we have a proven track record of delivering exceptional experiences tailored to each individual client. 

Prior to this role, Sara co-founded an event services/consulting firm and high-tech meeting facility company called The Venue in 2001. As President and co-Founder, Sara helped create the new, one-of-a kind venue in Saint Paul in Sara formed the business concept, secured start up investments and relationships to proceed with the build out. Sara was responsible for building the brand for The Venue and also managed the day-to-day business operations, staffing, marketing and sales activities.

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Contact Us

Ready to discuss your next event? 
Send us an email or give us a call.


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