The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) has big goals for 2018, as it marks its best year ever for revenue in 2017. By hosting 380 meetings, conventions and trade shows and sustaining nearly 7,500 hospitality jobs in the community last year, the MCC continues to be a key jobs creator for hospitality employees in Minneapolis. Additionally, 2018 is shaping up to be a stand-out year, following its success as a Super Bowl events venue and with numerous marquee conventions scheduled, including the 100th annual American Legion National Convention, the National Education Association Annual Meeting and the Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Minneapolis Convention Center highlights for 2017 include:
The MCC is also reaching new milestones with its sustainability program. Beginning in 2018, event planners will receive a post-show report detailing their event’s sustainability efforts including water, energy and waste. This will allow planners to understand the impact of their event and also highlights the MCC’s ongoing environmental programs.
Sustainability wins for 2017:
The MCC started 2018 as a key venue during the Super Bowl festivities, with 107,000 people attending the Super Bowl Experience in late January and early February. It will also play to host to major conferences and conventions throughout the year, including the National Education Association with 16,000 attendees, the American Legion National Convention with 10,000 attendees, the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. with 20,000 attendees, and the Society of Women Engineers with more than 6,000 attendees.
** Source: Price Waterhouse Coopers survey
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