MEET MINNEAPOLIS Convention and Visitors Association DEAR MEETING & EVENT PROFESSIONAL: I personally invite you to experience Minneapolis, a city that’s truly trans-forming. As exciting new venues, green spaces and civic infrastructure come online that will make us an even bet-ter destination, Meet Minneapolis is focused on creating a richer visitor expe-rience. We are engaged in the creation of a 15-year Tourism Master Plan called Melvin Tennant, CAE President & Destination Transformation 2030, which CEO Meet Minneapolis will help us harness the growth our city is experiencing now and in the coming years. The plan will help shape the city we become and shine a spotlight on Minneapolis as a first-class destination, from attractions and green spaces to hotels, transportation, venues, events and beyond. Minneapolis is on the global radar as we prepare to host world-class events in the coming months, and now is the time for a meeting or event experience unlike any other. Minneapolis is uniquely green and surprisingly cosmopolitan. It’s a place where critically acclaimed shows, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and museums mesh with the natural beauty of lakes, trails and parks. New hotels and facilities are popping up all over, along with new exciting experiences for your attendees. Take a look at the new Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences (p.8), a collection of 30 exclusive and behind-the-scenes experiences and activities that will amaze and engage your attendees. 6 MINNEAPOLIS MEETING & EVENT PLANNER’S GUIDE We know how complicated your world is and that is why Meet Minneapolis is dedicated to ensuring that your meeting or event goes smoothly and successfully. We want to make you look good! We have an experienced staff ready to provide a full range of services, from creating memorable events, to registra-tion and attendance building, to housing and onsite services. We’re a one-stop shop for services including: • Complete event planning • Publicity, promotion and marketing, including customized websites and landing pages, pre-promotes, promotional emails and brochures • Postcards, image libraries, media list generation and more • Web services for both meeting/event planners and convention/ event attendees, customized specifically for your audience • Housing and registration services • Restaurant reservations and information booths • Welcome program, including street banners, airport welcome, event alerts, brochures and more And if you don’t see the resources you need, just ask us—we are always willing to go above and beyond to customize a program that fits your particular needs. Along with nearly 600 partner companies, the team at Meet Minneapolis is commit-ted to making your meetings and events in Minneapolis truly memorable. We look forward to welcoming you soon.