Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations.

Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following:

  • Religious Conference Management Association
  • Missouri Natural Resources
  • National Tour Association
  • Travel South Domestic Showcase (The CVB is working with the Missouri Division of Tourism to host a familiarization tour for 55 group tour planners attending the showcase taking place in Branson in March.)
  • Destination Showcase
  • Society of Government Meeting Planners
  • National Association of Sports Commissions Symposium

Networking with planners helps the CVB staff better understand the needs of the planners and obtain leads ono upcoming events.

To learn more about how the CVB brings groups to the city, call the CVB at 417-881-5300.

Below is a list of events taking place in Springfield in the coming weeks. The list represents groups booked by the CVB as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming to the city. The statistics represent anticipated attendees and room nights and are subject to change.

March

  • March 3-9 – Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Conference, 95 attendees, 110 room nights
  • March 7-9 – Missouri Community Forestry Council Conference, 200 attendees, 200 room nights
  • March 9-11 – Missouri-Arkansas Key Club District Leadership Conference, 700 attendees, 340 room nights
  • March 10-11 – Frisco Organization – St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Historical & Modeling Society 38th Annual Train Show, 2,200 attendees, 75 room nights
  • March 13-17 – 26th Annual National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships, 10,000 attendees, 6,247 room nights
  • March 16-18 – Assemblies of God Royal Rangers, 400 attendees, 606 room nights
  • March 3-April 1 – Missouri World Organization of China Painters Tri-State Show, 300 attendees, 197 room nights

April

  • April 1-4 – Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conferences, 5,000 attendees, 2,175 room nights
  • April 3-6 – Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc., Conference, 300 attendees, 425 room nights
  • April 5-8 – Missouri Milk, Food & Environmental Health Association Educational Conference, 125 attendees, 120 room nights
  • April 6-9 – Missouri Art Education Association Conference, 400 attendees, 294 room nights
  • April 6-8 – Kappa Mu Epsilon Biennial Conference, 200 attendees, 200 room nights
  • April 6-8 – Grand Court of Missouri Order of the Amaranth “A Stitch in Time” Grand Court Sessions, 175 attendees, 300 room nights
  • April 8-9 – American Gourd Society Show-Me Gourd Art Festival, 500 attendees, 100 room nights
  • April 17-18 – Missouri Department of Transportation DOMInno Conference, 500 attendees, 495 room nights
  • April 21-22 – Missouri State High School Activities Association Speech, Debate & Theatre State Championships, 4,000 attendees, 700 room nights
  • April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 5,000 attendees, 1,394 room nights
  • April 22-26 – Bankers Advertising National Sales Meeting, 70 attendees, 170 room nights
  • April 22-25 – Great Lakes Valley Conference Golf Championship, 250 attendees, 175 room nights
  • April 22-23 – USSSA Baseball Tournament, 1,000 attendees, 100 room nights
  • April 24-26 – Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Minnesota District WELS Spring Pastors’ Conference, 180 attendees, 150 room nights
  • April 26-29 – SpyderFest, 2,500 attendees, 2,000 room nights
  • April 27-29 – Missouri District United Pentecostal Church Ladies Conference, 1,200 attendees, 546 room nights

May

  • May 2-8 – Heart of America Conference Baseball Tournament, 1,100 attendees, 1,400 room nights
  • May 3-6 – National Christian HomeSchool Championships Spring Nationals-Track Weekend, 1,000 attendees, 491 room nights
  • May 13-14 – USSSA Baseball Tournament, 1,000 attendees, 100 room nights
  • May 15-16 – Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys State Golf Championships, 200 attendees, 100 room nights
  • May 26-28 – National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, 5,000 attendees, 3,690 room nights

 

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Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

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