You are cordially invited to join the East Downtown Council membership and constituents for the February Business Forum to hear presentations from Michael Rainville, Partnership Marketing Manager with Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, and Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit of the greater Minneapolis area.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) was established by the legislature in 2012 and charged with the design, construction and operation of the new multi-purpose stadium. The MSFA consists of five members. Three authority members, including the chair, are appointed by the governor. Two authority members are appointed by the City of Minneapolis.
The event will take place on Thursday, February 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the offices of Meet Minneapolis – 250 Marquette Avenue South.
We will have the opportunity to learn more about what Meet Minneapolis does at the February 21, Business Forum, including efforts to recruit the 2024 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2018 Super Bowl.
In addition, we will get an update on the Vikings stadium project from Michele Kelm-Helgen with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Please RSVP to EDC Executive Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge by Monday, February 18, 2013, to [email protected], or 612-359-0601.