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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 2015 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 2015.

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, and is the future host to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN.

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, April 10-12, 2017!

Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), the largest convention center in the Upper Midwest, is committed to sustainability and assisting their customers in achieving their sustainability goals for meetings and conventions as well as recognizing the importance for the facility, customers, employees and community. Some updates to expect include a new Visitor Information Center, new escalators in various locations, artwork in the form of the Fine Art in Public Spaces program, LED lighting in the exhibit hall, continuing additions and improvements to the already successful sustainability program, and the addition of a full-service UPS store. Industry award-winning Kelber Catering is the exclusive caterer and concessionaire for the Minneapolis Convention Center. As an integral part of the convention business in Minneapolis since 1927, they have the experience to bring your dining desires to fruition. Located in the heart of the thriving Nicollet Mall and entertainment district, the Minneapolis Convention Center provides the atmosphere, ambiance and first rate conference services conducive to staying focused on achieving your goals at the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.

See you in Minneapolis, April 10-12, 2017!

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