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2020 Sales Kickoff

Welcome to the event page for Banner Engineering's 2020 Sales Kickoff Meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis soon! The meeting will begin on Monday, January 27th at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. 

An agenda and hotel and logistical information are available on this page. 

Please contact Susan Krueger at 763.593.3923 Monday-Friday (8:30am-5:00pm CST) or email with questions or concerns. 


Agenda -- Monday 1/27 to Friday 1/31

Monday, January 27th

Morning: Arrival in Minneapolis

12-2:00pm: Pick up Event Packet (anytime after 12pm) Denmark Commons

2:00pm: General Gathering & Product Showcase Scandinavian Ballroom

2:30pm: Kickoff & Event Overview Scandinavian Ballroom

2:45pm: Corporate messages Scandinavian Ballroom

4:30pm: Q&A Scandinavian Ballroom

5:00pm: Reception & Product Showcase Denmark Commons

Tuesday, January 28th

7:00am: Breakfast Scandinavian Ballroom

8:00am: Sales & Marketing Sessions (Rotations 1, 2, & 3)

    -CRM/Opportunity Management Scandinavian 1

    -Strategic Accounts Fjords 3

    -Channel Excellence Fjords 4

    -Marketing Excellence Norway     

12:00pm: Lunch Scandinavian Ballroom

1:00pm: Sales & Marketing Session (Rotation 4) 

2:30pm: Buses depart for Off-Site Activities Hotel Lobby/Denmark Commons

6:30pm: Reception/Dinner/Recognitions Scandinavian Ballroom


Wednesday, January 29th

        7:00am: Breakfast Scandinavian Ballroom

        8:00am: Business Unit Strategies & Discussions (Rotations 1, 2, 3, & 4)

            -Sensors Scandinavian 1

            -Safety Fjords 3

            -Industrial Wireless Fjords 4

            -Lighting Norway    

        12:45pm: Lunch

        1:45pm: Distributors depart - bus to airport Hotel Lobby

        2:00pm: Gartner Keynote--Redefining High-Performing                                                  Seller Scandinavian Ballroom

        3:15pm: Gartner Sessions (Rotations 1 & 2)

            -Mobilizing Customer Stakeholders to Drive Consensus Norway

            -Best Practice for Managing Key Accounts Fjords 3 & 4

        5:30pm: Regional Activities

Thursday, January 30th

        7:00am: Breakfast Scandinavian Ballroom 3

        8:00am: Product Roadmap Planning (Rotations 1, 2, 3, & 4)

-Sensors Scandinavian 2

-Safety Scandinavian 1

-Industrial Wireless Norway 1

-Lighting Norway 2

        12:30: Lunch Scandinavian Ballroom 3

        1:30pm: Reps depart

        2:00pm: Success Stories Scandinavian Ballroom 4

Friday, January 31st

        Banner Area Sales/Business Development Meetings    


**NOTE: Agenda is subject to change**


Hotel & Transportation Information

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

35 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402                                                                       



Check-in 3:00pm / Check-out 12:00pm

A landmark of the Twin Cities skyline, the upscale Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown has an outstanding location in the middle of the city. Within walking distance of sporting events, theaters, shopping, and many restaurants, the Radisson Blu has direct access to many attractions using the Minneapolis Skyway system. 

All standard queen/king room are non-smoking and include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV with streaming capabilities
  • In-room refrigerator and coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Daily newspaper
  • Workstation

Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center
  • Business center with complimentary internet and printing services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-parking / valet parking (charges vary)
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Room service

How to Get to the Hotel

It is not necessary or recommended that you rent a car. The train and cab options making getting to and from the hotel cost-effective and convenient. 

             By train: From Terminal 1-Lindbergh Station, take the Blue light rail line to Nicollet Mall Station. The Nicollet Mall light rail station is only two blocks (0.3 miles) from the hotel.                            Head down Nicollet Ave, take a right on S 7th St, and you will see the hotel on the left. Cost is approx. $3, one way. 

             By taxi/Uber/Lyft: cost approx. $18

             By car: traveling by car via MN-62W and I35W N is typically the fastest route. It's only 14.1 miles from the airport to the hotel. Parking is attached to the Radisson Blu (Valet                               parking $45/day; self-parking $25/day)  

When you arrive you will be required to provide a credit card for your personal hotel costs. All personal expenses are your responsibility. Personal expenses include laundry service, telephone calls, bar charges, gift shop items, room service, movies, and room costs outside the nights covered by the event. 

IMPORTANT! Do not contact the hotel directly to confirm or make your hotel reservations, as this may result in a duplicate reservation and/or higher room cost.  

Responsibility Statement

On my own behalf, and if applicable to this event I agree as follows.

1.    I understand that Banner Engineering , its directors, officers, employees, and affiliated companies do not have control over independent contractors that provide services including, but not limited to the people, equipment or operations of any transportation company, hotel, restaurant or other persons or entities furnishing services, activities or accommodations, optional activities that involve a higher degree of risk of bodily injury, damage, loss or death and, if I do decide to participate in such optional activities, I am in good physical health and assume all risk as part of this event. In consideration of my participation in this event, I agree to hold Banner Engineering harmless from any injury, damage, loss, expense, inconvenience arising out of my participation in the Event, except to the extent such injury, damage, loss, expense, inconvenience is caused by the respective sole negligence or willful misconduct of Banner.

By agreeing to the terms of this Responsibility Statement, I acknowledge that I have given up substantial rights and have voluntarily agreed to its terms without reliance on any representations from Banner, and without undue influence or coercion.

By registering for this event you have agreed to the above event responsibility on your own behalf.