5 Minneapolis Conferences You Have to Attend in 2018

Business travel to Minneapolis has increased in recent years as the city continues to grow and attract new industries. Before planning your 2018 business trips, make sure you review Minneapolis conferences related to your field. The following five events stand out as some of the best in the Minneapolis area.

Secure360 Twin Cities

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May 15-16, Minneapolis Convention Center

Secure360 Twin Cities will take place on May 15 and 16 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event combines topics in business and technology to give attendees the upper hand they need to excel in today's competitive market.

Expect speakers and workshops to address issues in four key areas of business and technology, including cybersecurity, governance risk and compliance, business continuity management, and professional development.

The registration price goes up after November 17, 2017, so try to reserve your space as soon as possible.

Minneapolis Tech Summit

June 12, The Commons Hotel

The 2018 Minneapolis Tech Summit will pack a lot of information into its one-day event on June 12. Some of the workshops will focus on topics like implementing and managing BYOD strategies; emerging wireless technologies; recent advances in data backup and disaster recovery; and the state of network security.

You will also have opportunities to meet other professionals who work in various areas of the tech industry. By the end of the day, you should have acquired knowledge that will help you build a more rewarding career and make your business more successful.

The Minneapolis Tech Summit has limited seating, so make sure you register early to secure your spot at the conference.

The Minnesota Marketing Summit

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September 27, Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Businesses can't survive without excellent marketing strategies. The 2018 Minnesota Marketing Summit on September 27 will teach you how to improve your company's marketing efforts with emerging technologies and trends.

The conference hasn't announced its speakers for 2018, but the 2017 event shows that it can attract widely recognized talents like Kara Wallace, the Director of Strategic Marketing at Mortenson; Dave Schneider, the Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Red Wing Shoe Co; and Sheila Nasgovitz, a Digital Marketing Strategist for Thrivent Financial.

The Minnesota Marketing Summit has an early bird special that nearly halves the price of tickets. The earlier you register for the event, the more likely it is that you can take advantage of this money-saving opportunity.

TechPulse 2018

April 3, St. Paul RiverCentre

TechPulse 2018 will bring together technology influencers and experts from around the country for an intensive one-day event on April 3 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The conference will also include several breakout sessions where attendees can gather into small groups to take deep dives into subjects like protecting networks from malware; making the most of wireless technology; multi-cloud management; and creating and executing market strategies.

TechPulse hasn't announced its keynote speakers, but you can get updates by visiting the TechPulse 2018 website.

2018 MERC Annual Conference

February 13, McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Employee Relocation Council (MERC) holds an annual conference in Minnesota that helps Minnesota-based businesses excel. The 2018 MERC Annual Conference will take place on February 13 at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota.

Attending the event gives you access to some of the most influential business leaders in Minnesota. Your attendance can also help enhance your reputation as an expert in your industry, give you a chance to present your ideas in front of your peers and make new contacts that could lead to fruitful business relationships. Check the MERC website for registration updates.

Plan your next Minneapolis business trip during one of these professional conferences so you can improve your knowledge and gain the skills that you need to grow your career. By going to the best conferences in Minneapolis, you get to learn from industry leaders who can teach you important lessons.

Will you be going to any of these Minneapolis conferences in 2018? Share with fellow business travelers in the comments below.