108th Annual MGFA Convention & Industry Trade Show
The 108th annual convention and industry trade show is scheduled to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel on January 25-27, 2015 (Sunday-Tuesday). Convention planning is on-going and we already have nearly 80 exhibitors registered to participate in the trade show. What we need is for YOU to share information about this upcoming major event with your staff, co-op board farmer directors and your wife! This annual gathering provides an excellent networking opportunity with industry friends, colleagues and suppliers, while offering a valuable and rewarding experience for you, your staff, your board and your wife. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend this premier industry event (Convention agenda & registration form attached)!
Hotel Reservations: The Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, site of the MGFA Convention, and Marquette Hotel, are sold out at this point. Fortunately, the Hyatt Regency Hotel has agreed to extend their cut-off date to Tuesday, January 20 to accommodate your lodging during the convention.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall, is offering a rate of $99/night (parking not included). Room cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours in advance of check-in. The Hyatt is 3 blocks from the Hilton but indoor access is also available through the extensive skyway system. To make reservations at the Hyatt, call 888-421-1442 or use this link https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MNGrain2015 and identify yourself with a reference to the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association room block. The skyway route from the Hyatt to the Hilton takes you through the Minneapolis Convention Center but certainly is a manageable distance. Again, they have extended their reservation cut-off to Tuesday, January 20 so don’t delay in making those reservations.
We are sorry about the inconvenience if you are unable to get into the main convention hotel but, obviously, downtown Minneapolis has a lot of options for lodging, including the Hyatt Hotel. We are certainly pleased with the expected turnout based on this tight room situation at the convention main hotel. NOTE: If you determine that you may not be using a room you previously reserved at the Hilton Hotel, contact the MGFA office before releasing that reservation. We have a few folks that have expressed an interest in staying at the main convention hotel, if possible.
Future Convention Dates
Jan. 31- Feb 2, 2016 - River's Edge Convention Center - St. Cloud