Bringing a combined total of $25,229,759 million in economic impact to the Minneapolis area is five future conventions, according to Meet Minneapolis, the city’s official convention and visitors’ association.
“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/ St. Paul area by 2017.”
To be hosted at Minneapolis Convention Center, the conventions will bring in 31,800 future attendees for just these events:
- United Rentals will host its 2015 Management Meeting and Supplier Show from 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 from March 8-11, 2017. With 6,500 attendees, this event is expected to generate $3,831,332 in overall economic impact.
- Midwest Volleyball Warehouse will host its 2017 Northern Lights Qualifier for two weekends from 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 from 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 from 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.