Securian Financial Group, Inc
400 Robert Street North
Meeting room name: River Room (first level)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota St
Tel: +1 651 291 9900
Fax: +1 651 605 0263
Please note that this hotel is connected to the Securian building via Skyway, a three minute walk. Please use the link on the registration form to reserve your hotel bedroom and to take advantage of our specially negotiated rates. Rates include breakfast and local taxes.
Meeting times and dates
The event will start on Tuesday 25 June at 08.45 for welcome coffee and the meeting will finish at approximately 17.00 that day. On Wednesday 26 June, welcome coffee will be at 08.45 and the meeting will finish at 15.00.
The Twin Cities is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital.
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Airport and transportation to the hotel
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is located approximately 12 miles from the centre of St Paul. Taxis (including Uber) and car rental options are freely available and safe to use and the journey to the hotel should take around 20 minutes and cost around USD 50.00.
The time in St Paul during the event will be six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The dress code for the daytime meetings and dinners is smart casual business attire (no ties). For the social tour we would advise comfortable shoes and light raincoat/jacket in case of possible showers.
Daily temperatures in late June should be around 80⁰F during the day and 60⁰F at night. June is usually the sunniest month of the year, however, there can be occasional thunderstorms and high humidity.
Healthcare facilities in the USA are largely owned and operated by private sector businesses. Visitors’ health insurance is recommended as healthcare costs can be very expensive.
Safety and security
As in all major cities, please take care of luggage at all times and beware of pick pockets, especially at night. Most areas of St Paul are considered by locals to be very safe. Please ask for advice locally if necessary.
Tipping is widely expected in the USA and it is usual to give 15% or more in cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels. Taxi drivers will expect the same amount.
The US Visa Waiver Programme allows most European citizen passport holders to visit the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. For other countries, we would recommend that you check with our local embassy for the latest visa advice. If you are arriving by air, you will need to get authoriation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system at least 72 hours before travel.
If you require a letter of invitation from ICMIF and Securian to support a visa application, please indicate this on your registration form.