Exhibitor Center

Welcome To Your Biggest Sales Event of the Year!


Get ready to sell across 400,000 square feet of prime marine real estate!  For 46 years, the Progressive® Insurance BOAT SHOW has been the premier marine products selling event in the Upper Midwest, attracting thousands of qualified customers that come to buy all that's new in the boating and marine industries.


The bright, beautiful Minneapolis Convention Center is home to the Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW and all other premier Twin Cities public show events. It is located close to hotels, restaurants and skyways connecting it to the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Ample parking and easy freeway access make the Minneapolis Convention Center the perfect destination.


Minnesota leads the nation in per capita boat ownership! One in six Minnesotans owns a boat. Get ready for a flood of customers during the four-day Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW. They are high-income, educated and professional people from the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. They love their boats, AND they're conditioned to know how important it is to buy at the Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW!


The one and only Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW isn't just a show it's an annual event that thousands of people look forward to each year. It's always 70 degrees and sunny inside the Convention Center and you can count on closings at the 2018 Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW.


Large advertising budgets, creative publicity and solid promotional partners drive your customers into the complete and original Progressive Insurance BOAT SHOW. Our media blitz begins a month ahead of the show and includes

Comprehensive Advertising Campaign Includes:

  • Prominent highway billboards
  • High-impact television & radio commercials
  • Page dominant newspaper ads
  • Website promotions
  • Strong public relations
    Social Media Outreach 


From your move-in through your move-out, you'll appreciate our professionalism and attention to detail. A highly organized show means more qualified people in the building and more sales for you! Show management is our specialty and your satisfaction is our most important business.

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