Meet Minneapolis works to promote Minneapolis as a year-round destination for trade shows and corporate meetings. The organization has a contract with the city government of Minneapolis to endorse the city and its surrounding areas as a convention site and visitor destination. It was founded in 1987 as the Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association. The organization s partners include American Express and Metro Transit. Meet Minneapolis operates through administration, convention sales, marketing and tourism sales departments. It offers a variety of membership, marketing and promotional packages for business clients. The organization works with international tour operators, travel agents, and reunion and wedding planners. Meet Minneapolis provides online resources for members.