Get Ready To Mingle!

The Exchange is a great place to build your professional network! Check out all the social events GEAPS and the Exchange Host Advisory Council have planned for Exchange 2020.

Social Events During Exchange

Minneapolis Mixer: VIP Event Exclusively for International and First-Time Attendees

Saturday, March 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

GEAPS invites all first-time and international attendees to an exclusive networking event to kick off Exchange. Make connections with some of GEAPS' current leadership and other industry professionals from around the world, and learn helpful tips and tricks to making your time at GEAPS Exchange a success.

Tickets will be included with badge at registration. Exclusive for International and First-Time attendees.

Get-Acquainted Party

Saturday, March 21, 7-11 p.m.

Attend this year's kick-off party and get a taste of a true Minnesota winter. Network with fellow attendees while experiencing a bit of what makes Minnesota the Bold North. This year's party features an interactive buck hunter, darts competitions, and awesome giveaways put together by the Exchange 2020 Host Advisory Council. Enjoy the delicious drink, local food favorites and conversation that this party has to offer. Be sure not to miss this great opportunity to network with key industry professionals!

Admission includes two drink tickets and full buffet stations. This event is included in the attendees and companion full registrations and can also be purchased as an upgrade for $110 to any other registration package. Register early and save! The upgrade price for this event goes up to $140 after Feb. 20, 2020.

Fun Run/Walk

Sunday, March 22, 6 a.m.

Start the morning and Exchange off on the right foot and head out for a refreshing 5k run or walk through Minneapolis.

This event is free for all attendees. Group will start from the Hilton Minneapolis Lobby. Maps of route will be available on-site.

Expo Grand Opening

Sunday, March 22, 11:15 a.m.

Join fellow attendees following the Idea Exchange for a band performance to kick-off the grand opening of the GEAPS Exchange 2020 Expo!

This event is free for all registered attendees, exhibitors and companions.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

Enjoy a networking event with drinks and snacks while you stroll through the Expo Hall. The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network and explore the hall as the first day of the Expo comes to a close.

This event is free for all registered attendees, exhibitors and companions.

President's Reception and Banquet

Tuesday, March 24, 5-8:30 p.m.

Delicious food, great conversation and recognition of outstanding industry leaders make this closing event at Exchange highly memorable. The event will include a networking reception, a short awards ceremony, followed by a gourmet meal and entertainment.

This event is included in the attendees and companion full registrations and can also be purchased as an upgrade for $110 to any other registration package. Register early and save! The upgrade price for this event goes up to $140 after Feb. 20, 2020.

Post Conference Tour

Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us for a tour of Rahr Malting where you will be guided through the malting process; transforming barley into brewing malt! Tour will consist of visiting several malthouses on campus as well as the new Rahr Malting Technical Center, featuring a state-of-the-art brewery and lab. See where malt, and other brewing ingredients, are bagged and distributed to craft brewers around the country.

Group will meet at the Hilton Minneapolis lobby at 8:45 a.m. and a bus will depart promptly at 9 a.m. for the facility.

Tickets for this event can be purchased as an upgrade for $25 to any registration package. Register early and save! The upgrade price for this event goes up to $30 after Feb. 20, 2020.

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