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Best Twin Cities Business Events 2023

This year, there are a ton of notable business events taking place in the Twin Cities that are worth attending for anyone looking to network, learn and grow their professional acumen. From technology to marketing to entrepreneurship and more, these conferences, conventions, expos and other events cover a wide range of industries and topics, while bringing together top minds in business. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the best Twin Cities business events happening in 2023, and what you can expect by attending. Whether you’re a seasoned business veteran or a business rookie, these events provide valuable opportunities to connect with professionals and gain insights that can help elevate your endeavors.

Twin Cities Business Growth Conference (TCBG)

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

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As workplace values continue to shift, creating a consistent sense of community and trust among employees is becoming more important. That’s why this one-day live conference, “Rediscovering Community Amidst Changing Corporate Values,” has been designed to tackle this very issue. Join top executives and leading thinkers in HR, employee engagement, diversity, benefits, social impact and hybrid work for an up-to-the-minute conversation on the latest strategies for building a strong workplace. Topics will include creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with employee well-being, offering better career paths, promoting diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents. 

The Future Festival Minneapolis Convention

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Conference Theatre

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The Future Festival Minneapolis Marketing Conference, hosted by Trend Hunter, is an immersive event that brings together marketing experts from across the professional spectrum. With a mix of keynote speeches, workshops and interactive sessions, the conference covers the latest trends and strategies in marketing, including digital marketing, social media, branding and customer experience. Attendees can also take part in “Trend Safaris”, which offer a unique opportunity to explore innovations in marketing in a real-world setting. In past years, the conference has attracted a range of high-profile brands, including Universal Studios, 7-Eleven, and Coca-Cola, among others. So, whether you’re a marketing professional looking to stay up-to-date with the industry or an executive seeking future insights, this business convention will help you drive success in the real world.

Upper Midwest Capital Connection

Date: June 12-13, 2023

Location: Minneapolis Event Center

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The Upper Midwest Capital Connection, now in its 16th year, is the top event for dealmakers in the region. The event kicks off with a relaxed afternoon of golf and lawn bowling, followed by a lively opening night reception. The next day is full of productive roundtable conversations, timely panel discussions and informative keynote speakers, providing private equity firms and investment banks with numerous chances to source deals and form essential long-lasting connections. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network and build your business.

MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference ‘23

Date: June 13-15, 2023

Location: Mystic Lake Center

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MNCPA’s MBAC23 is the perfect place for CFOs, internal auditors and business advisors to flourish. This premier business event will serve up a wide range of hot topics, including digital assets, ESG, work culture, automation and artificial intelligence. Twin Cities business professionals also get the latest updates on leases, FASB and employment law. With a focus on skill development, the conference will provide opportunities to learn Excel, remote onboarding, mastering presentations and more. Plus, you’ll gain insights into economic trends to help you plan strategically for financial success in the future.

Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Date: July 18, 2023

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

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Buy your tickets for an exclusive evening of celebration as the Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame inducts this year’s top business leaders. This year’s esteemed inductees are the exemplary Archie Black of SPS Commerce, George Goldfarb of Maurices, and Kari Rihm of Rihm Family Companies. This event is a unique opportunity to get in the same room with the most influential leaders in Minnesota’s business community, while celebrating their contributions to this state’s economic landscape.

Midwest e-Com Conference

Date: July 19-21, 2023

Location: DoubleTree Minneapolis

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Discover the latest trends and tactics in ecommerce for Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and other online retailers at this business-technology conference, taking place this summer. The Midwest e-Com Conference is created by sellers for sellers and caters to a wide range of experience levels, from those just starting out to seasoned professionals. Gain valuable insights on marketing, platform rules and business growth, while networking with fellow sellers, vendors and industry experts. Head to the Twin Cities on July 19th for the Sponsor Meet & Greet, and stay for two full days of valuable learning and networking!

Connect Marketplace 2023

Date: August 22-24, 2023

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

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Join thousands of events professionals from around the world for Connect Marketplace in Minneapolis. This is your lucky chance to meet face-to-face with key decision makers, learn from industry players, network with fellow pros and explore new solutions in the event space. Guest speakers include Ronnie Yoked from Anheuser-Busch, Vanessa Oliver from Infin8ly, TJ Stouder from HOLISTIK Wellness, and Valerie Bihet from VIBE Agency, who will provide fresh inspiration to help boost your events.

Do B2B Better Convention

Date: September 12, 2023

Location: Nicollet Island

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Heart of the Customer’s Do B2B Better Convention is a must-attend event for B2B and B2B2C customer experience leaders seeking to drive business impact. The conference provides a platform for attendees to dive deep into proven customer experience tactics through panels, speaking sessions and social engagement. CX expert Jim Tincher will be sharing his wisdom and tools to demonstrate how B2B organizations can build and sustain superior customer experience as a core business activity. With a focus on practical strategies and insights from leading CX practitioners, this emerging event is the perfect opportunity to learn from the best and drive success in the world of B2B.

The HOW Conference

Date: September 12, 2023

Location: Sheraton St. Paul

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The HOW, or Helping Others Win, Conference is an event that brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn practical strategies and gain insights on increasing cash flow, building confidence, accountability, sales, asking for help and expanding networks. Attendees will hear from a dream team of experts, including visionary Kelly Janer-Byrne, offering guidance for common management headaches. Topics covered include unlocking inner swagger, building accountability, winning over customers and expanding networks. You might just find the next big idea learning and practicing this exciting new business approach.

Smart Business Dealmakers Conference

Date: November 2, 2023

Location: Interlachen Country Club

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The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference at Interlachen Country Club, will help you navigate the uncertainty of the mergers and acquisitions sector among economic challenges. Experience firsthand how deal math is changing and how strategies are evolving in the face of these headwinds. The conference connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top investors and lenders, and leading advisers. Sessions include topics on raising capital, buying and selling companies, and alternative asset investing. Here’s your opportunity to prepare for what’s ahead in the ever-changing M&A landscape.

Young Professionals Of Minneapolis Networking Event

Date: December 13, 2023

Location: DoubleTree Bloomington

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For young business professionals, start expanding your network by attending this exciting social event. The group is open to any business that could benefit from quality referrals and networking opportunities. Best of all, joining is free with no fees. And, since only one member is allowed per industry, you’ll find some of the best and brightest at Young Professionals. Apply today and attend one of the most helpful events to set yourself up for a solid future in the business world!

Fly to these great Twin Cities finance events and beyond!

As a business professional, you’re probably always up for new opportunities to expand your network and knowledge. Lucky for you, the Twin Cities offer a number of different events tailored to professional interests, from business conventions to e-com conferences to young professional networking events and so much more.


And, if you’re hoping to never miss an event again, then why not sign up for flight training and become a pilot – this way, you can travel to wherever there’s a chance of furthering your success. 


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