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We invite all meeting and event planners in the greater Minneapolis area to join us for the National Events Partnership Showcase.  

Join hoteliers, specialty venues, CVBs, DMCs and more on May 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for a live industry showcase!

At this free-to-you event, you'll meet individually with coveted Suppliers, gain CEU qualified education, make meaningful connections, receive free gifts and much, much more.

You'll have the chance to address the most provocative issues affecting planning today (along with amazing guest speakers). From contract negotiations, essential clauses, mitigating risks, cost savings strategies and AV secrets; this showcase is the place where sizzling results are born.

Upon registration, you request the Partner (Supplier) you would like to connect with. We then invite these Partners to travel to you.

HURRY, because space is LIMITED!

Showcase hosted by:  Pinstripes - Edina

3849 Gallagher Drive

Edina, MN 55435

Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting, luncheon, evening seminar, or holiday party, food is a key component. Pinstripes prepare every dish in-house, providing your team with only the freshest, highest-quality options.

Choose a meeting space that will engage your attendees and energize your meeting or corporate events in Minneapolis. Our fully flexible ballroom seats up to 280 guests, while private reception rooms offer a more intimate board room style meeting space.

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Showcase Overview

The Showcase was tailored and designed with both the Planner and Partner in mind.

8:00 AM - Registration (Planner)

8:45 AM - Planner Education Session

10:00 AM - Partnership Information Exchange

12:00 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - Event Concludes

We ask all planner attendees to arrive no later than 8:20am to allow time for registration


We have carefully planned a CEU qualified educational session for our planners to drive even greater results and maintain their Meeting Planner Certification.  Whether you are a veteran or new to the industry, the education course will bring value to all planners.


You tell us who you want to do business with - and we bring them to you.  Planners and Partners receive uninterrupted face-to-face meeting time with one another. Everyone walks away with more knowledge and qualified connections. 


Our powerful showcase is only half a day long because we value your time. 

Pay It Forward

Giving back to our community is the greatest gift of all. The National Event Partnership has partnered with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance as our official charity. For each Planner that attends any National Events Partnership Showcase, we will donate to the TS Alliance. Doesn’t it feel good to know that your attendance is helping someone with TSC? We think so!

Meet our speakers & guests

Lamar Roberts

Introducing your Host of Events and your guide during the National Event Partnership Showcase. Lamar is a Minnesota native and a graduate from the University of MN – Carlson School of Management with a BA in Marketing. He has held several successful positions in marketing, public relations as well as leadership roles in both the corporate and association organizations.

Melissa DeLay

For seventeen years, Melissa DeLay has helped executives at companies like Carlson, Maytag, 3M, Best Buy, Ameriprise Financial, and the State of Minnesota communicate effectively and boost productivity.

She can show anyone how to present themselves in the best light and communicate with power and ease.

Mary Jo Wiseman

Certified Meeting Professional, Mary Jo (MJ) Wiseman, spent 24 years in the meeting industry as a corporate meeting and event coordinator where she managed the full spectrum of the event planning process across all levels of management with an emphasis on executive level groups, Board of Directors and key customers.

New & Emerging Leader Series $750.00
Advanced Leader Series $1,550.00

All cancellation requests received 14 business days or greater prior to the event date will be issued a credit or full refund.


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