Outside of hosting a Super Bowl, we
feel this is the most important event
Minneapolis either has hosted or will host
for many years. The 3,000 people attending are among the most important deci-sion-makers in the global hospitality and
overall business world, and we’re thrilled
How do you prepare for so many visitors
in such a short period of time?
Well, we LOVE visitors that come to
Minnesota. We served more than 340,000
diners in 2013, and almost 40 percent of
them came from outside the Twin Cities, so
we have a lot of experience serving people
from all over the world.
GINA NORDSKOG, HILTON HOTEL
What does having the WEC here
It’s the Olympics of meeting planning.
Thousands of planners and suppliers convening in one city—providing educational
content on the industry, networking opportunities, and showcasing the city and what
the city can offer to meeting planners.
Outside of the possible boon to
Minneapolis, what’s the value of
having the WEC here?
It’s really a way to connect with planners
and suppliers in the community as well as
learning educational content: Getting up
to speed on trends, upcoming ideas, and
challenges planners would be facing. It’s
also a way to hone leadership skills through
What’s the role of the Hilton during
We will be considered a “headquarters
hotel” for the event. We are in close proximity to the Convention Center, and the size
of our hotel allows us to host thousands of
people. One of the social events take place
on our property as well. This will showcase
not only the hotel, but also the service and
the creativity of what the Hilton will and can
provide to meeting planners.
Next to the
we’re a great
place to meet!
Shoreview Event Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126
651 490 4790
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Make the most
out of your stay
they’ve decided to come here for this year’s
convention. If we all do our jobs well, we
believe these folks will send people to
Minnesota for years to come.