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Welcome to Minneapolis!

One-of-a-kind attractions. Tax-free shopping. Nationally praised dining. World-class theater. Museums galore. Green space. Nature meets skyscrapers, blending together to create unique sights and attractions that can only be experienced in Minneapolis. By balancing environmental, economic, and cultural priorities, Minneapolis is an ideal location to further the advances of the ethanol industry at the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Read on to see why you should add the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and Minneapolis to the top of your list of events for 2017.

Green isn't just a concept in Minneapolis; it's a lifestyle. As one of MSN's "World's Cleanest Cities," they strive to make every aspect of daily lives uphold this belief. The transit system is eco-friendly. Rain is harnessed through rain gardens and green roofs and businesses take part in green practices via green roofs to create healthier and more efficient buildings.

Minneapolis is the American Fitness Index’s “Fittest City in America.” Lakes galore, the most bike-friendly city in the nation, a park every six blocks and four professional sports teams guarantee that your visit to Minneapolis will be active. As the leading state for most golfers per capita, Minnesota is also the only state in the U.S. to have hosted all 13 USGA championships.

Culinary standards are high and chefs have been on the forefront of the sustainability movement, cooking with fresh, local ingredients. Take the short drive to area orchards and farms, or one of the local Minneapolis Farmer's Markets, for just-picked produce and local specialties. Sit down to a meal by an internationally-known chef at a Minneapolis restaurant. In 2013 alone four local chefs were nominated for the James Beard Award - the Oscar of culinary. Experience the flavors of Sweden, Germany and Poland -- or Somalia, Vietnam and Mexico. From fine Minneapolis restaurants to local fairs, you'll find a culture of locally-grown, globally-inspired foods that nourish body and soul.

In Minneapolis enjoy the intellectual hotspots that makes it one of the Top Five Smartest Cities in the Nation. With 30 theater venues, more than 10 dance companies, 30 classical music groups and nearly 60 museums, it’s no wonder Minneapolis has been called the Midwest’s cultural capital. World-class museums. Breathtaking architecture. More theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside New York, the city has several Tony Award-winning theaters and the Walker Art Center is hailed by Newsweek as “possibly the best contemporary art museum in the U.S.”

Shopping in Minneapolis is unlike anywhere else in the country. But Target and the Mall of America are just the beginning, you’ll find a combination of ambitious young designers, funky neighborhood boutiques, fabulous neighborhoods, major retailers and big malls. Downtown Minneapolis is home to Macy's, Nicollet Mall, Saks Off Fifth, Target's flagship store, Martin Patrick III Finnstyle, and dozens of other unique shop stops that offer everything. And no sales tax on apparel and shoes!

See you in Minneapolis, June 19-21, 2017!

Minneapolis Convention Center

Combining all the amenities you need with exceptional service from the most skilled staff, the Minneapolis Convention Center serves up made-to-order events.

A blend of form and function, the Minneapolis Convention Center provides aesthetically pleasing and innovative solutions for a variety of conventions and meetings. It boasts a unique auditorium, super production capabilities and flexible technology options. Extra features like the FedEx Office's business center, the Visitor Information Center and Dunn Bros. Coffee ease pressure for planners and attendees once on site. FedEx Office fulfills all types of document creation and duplication needs. The Visitor Information Center provides assistance to attendees with information about the city, public transportation, hotels, restaurants, attractions and more.

The convenient location that is close to freeways and 20 minutes from the MSP Airport makes the Minneapolis Convention Center easy to use. Connected by a climate-controlled skyway syste to 5,000 of the 6,000 downtown hotel rooms, plus dining and attractions - everything is within walking distance.

See you in Minneapolis, June 19-21, 2017!

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