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Share the Love of Travel & Events
Share the Love of Travel & Events

Share the Love of Travel & Events

Come and join HSMAI as we network and collaborate with different Minnesota hospitality organizations. Hear from each participating organization (HSMAI, MPI, GBTA & NACE) as well as Melvin Tennant, President & CEO of Meet Minneapolis.

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Time & Location

Feb 02, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435, USA

About the Event

Event Description:

It’s time to share the love of travel! The past three years have had a major impact on the travel & tourism industry as we’ve battled unsurmountable challenges. But our industry is resilient and is on the path to recovery – coming back stronger and more motivated than ever.

Please join your friends and colleagues as the members of GBTA North Central, HSMAI – Minnesota Chapter, MPI Minnesota Chapter, and NACE Twin Cities gather for an afternoon of networking, light bites, and beverages. Melvin Tennant, the president and chief executive officer of Meet Minneapolis, will present on the travel and tourism industry, where we have been, where we are going, and the importance that travel plays in our economy. You will also have the opportunity to hear from each participating organization.

About Our Speaker:

Melvin Tennant, CAE, is president and chief executive officer of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The private 501(c)6 business organization has a team of 63 who are dedicated to positively impacting the economic and social prosperity of the Minneapolis community. Under his leadership, Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis annually secure an average of 700 large, mid-sized and smaller meetings, conventions, and sporting events, including major events such as the 2018 Super Bowl, 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, multiple years of ESPN’s Summer X Games, and the 2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Associations Involved:

GBTA North Central (Global Business Travel Association):

HSMAI – Minnesota Chapter (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International):

MPI Minnesota Chapter (Meeting Professionals International):

NACE Twin Cities (National Association for Catering & Events):

Event Sponsors:


The Westin Edina Galleria


Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau


Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown

Meet Minneapolis


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Registration & Networking

  • 30 minutes


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