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Meet Minneapolis Announces Future Convention Bookings


31,800 More Attendees Will Experience Minneapolis, City by Nature

Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, destination sales team is excited to announce five recently-booked future conventions that will bring a combined total of $25,229,759 million in economic impact to the Minneapolis area.

The conventions will be hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and will bring in total 31,800 future attendees for just these events:

  • United Rentals will host its 2015 Management Meeting and Supplier Show on Jan. 4-7, 2015. With 2,000 attendees, this event is expected to generate $1,960,200 in overall economic impact.
  • American Choral Directors Association will host its 2017 National Convention on March 8-11, 2017. With 6,500 attendees, this event is expected to generate $3,831,332 in overall economic impact.
  • idwest Volleyball Warehouse will host its 2017 Northern Lights Qualifier for two weekends on April 21-23, 2017 and April 28-30, 2017. With 15,000 attendees, this event is expected to generate $10,050,927 in overall economic impact.
  • Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry (TAPPI) will host PaperCon on April 21-28, 2017. With 1,300 attendees, this event is expected to generate $1,470,300 in overall economic impact.
  • United Methodist Church will host its 2020 General Conference on May 5-15, 2020. With 7,000 attendees, this event is expected to generate $7,917,000 in overall economic impact.

City-wide conventions such as these are known for creating positive economic impacts on the cities in which they take place. This is good news for Minneapolis in the upcoming years, and will contribute a significant amount to the economic well being of the city by furthering Minneapolis as the destination of choice for meeting planners and visitors.

"We are very excited to book conventions like the United Methodist 2020 General Conference, as these large meeting groups bring thousands of attendees to our destination, many for the first time," said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. "Not only do they spend money in our hotels, restaurants and attractions, but they also return for subsequent visits and bring family members with them. This activity is key to our goal of increasing the number of visitors by 10 million to the Minneapolis Saint Paul area by 2017."

Visit www.minneapolisconventioncenter.com and click on Calendar of Events for more information on upcoming events at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For additional information about meeting in Minneapolis, visit http://www.minneapolis.org/meeting-and-event-professional .

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