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Mankato Convention Services

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There are several options for planning your event. Visit Mankato can coordinate shuttle transportation, assist with bidding and even put together a plan for your attendees after your event. We can provide ideas for off-site activities and local events to entertain your group. Take time to kick back and relive the special moments of your events at one of our many local restaurants. Relax in our vibrant downtown with live music. The possibilities are endless.

One phone call or email can set into motion a successful event in greater Mankato. Our services are free for you and will save you valuable time so you will have more time to enjoy the event you’ve worked so hard to organize.

There are several options for planning your event.

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  • Bidding Assistance

    Your event planning starts with Visit Mankato coordinating and submitting competitive bids from local meeting and lodging facilities.

    First provide us with your meeting specifications. Then we’ll send those specifications to the appropriate hotels and/or venues in greater Mankato. Finally the hotels/venues return the bid proposals back to you directly or in a formal bid packet.

    Our Convention Sales Director can also assist in bid presentations to your Board of Directors, Site Committee or General Membership for multiple hotel events.

    We will even schedule your site inspection and accompany you to that inspection to give you a true feel of Mankato hospitality.

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  • Facility Site Visits

    After reviewing the competitive bids, we invite you to visit greater Mankato and experience first-hand our state-of-the-art facilities and hotel properties. You will also meet with experienced planning staff at the facilities.

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  • Program Planning

    The goal of the staff at Visit Mankato is to customize each meeting and convention based on your specific wants and needs. We also can help you with the content of your meeting or convention by organizing and implementing:

    • Welcome letters and opening remarks from local dignitaries
    • Invocations from local clergy
    • Guest speakers
    • Entertainment

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  • Shuttle Transportation

    Mankato is just a short 75 minutes from Minneapolis. Just one of our many assets is our accessibility. In addition to it being easy to get around town in Mankato, we are also very accessible by land or air. The Mankato Regional Airport offers chartered flight services and commercial flights are available just a short drive to the Minneapolis-St. Paul international Airport.

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  • Media & Public Relations

    We want to help you get the word out about your convention. We offer the following services upon request:
    • Distribute news releases to local media contacts about your convention
    • Provide a customized event website
    • Inform local businesses and hospitality partners of your convention through Visit Mankato and Greater Mankato Growth newsletters

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  • Guest Tours & Events

    Let Visit Mankato put together a plan for your off-site activities so you can kick-back and share those special moments with your colleagues, friends and family. We can provide ideas for offsite activities and local events to entertain your event participants. We also have suggestions for guests of convention-goers as well.

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  • Visitor Information

    In Minnesota, only Mankato offers enriching cultural encounters such as headliner concerts, theater, music, visual arts and lively entertainment in combination with its vibrant downtown, extensive cycling trails and historic river valley. To top it all off, we are easily accessible and just a short 75 minutes from Minneapolis.

    Visit our Visitor Center or flip through our comprehensive Visitor and Relocation Guide to help you decide how you would like to experience Mankato.

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  • Incentive Program

    Visit Mankato has incentive dollars available to meetings and conventions that choose Mankato as the host city for their upcoming event. We want to help you offset the costs of planning a large event with our incentive program and various free services.

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