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Sales Staff Represent the City at Variety of Events

The Convention & Visitors Bureau represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events that provide opportunities for networking with people who plan group events such as conventions and sporting events. The trade shows allow face-to-face interaction that helps the CVB and planners determine if Springfield is a good fit for an event […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield in October for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield in the coming weeks, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: Sept. 22-23 – 2017 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Oct. 13-15 […]
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Registration is Open for the 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange

The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is now open for registration. This annual conference will bring regional bank loyalty group travel planners and tourism representatives together for a networking, educational, and business exchange conference. The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is April 23–25 at Chateau on the Lake Spa Resort and Convention Center in Branson. […]
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The Future of the Meetings Industry Webinar Available for Viewing

The CVB sales staff recently participated in The Future of Meetings Industry webinar conducted by Destination Analysts in conjunction with Destinations International and Miles Partnership. The webinar offered insider perspectives in recent groundbreaking meetings industry research and takes an in-depth look at the challenges planners have identified. You can watch the full webinar here.
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Group Events Keeping Tourism Industry Busy

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon include: Sept. 23 – 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Local businesses […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield for Summer Conventions and Sports

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: July 24-27 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Join Summer Conference, 1,300 attendees, 1,576 room nights July […]
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Group Sales Efforts Keep Staff Busy Year Round

The CVB’s group sales department is planning a telemarketing sales blitz for Aug. 8-9 and staff members are representing the city at a variety of trade shows and other events where they can network with meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Marketplace Society of Government Meeting Planners Meeting Professionals […]
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National Emu Convention July 14-16 in Springfield

Emu farmers from around the United States will attend the 2017 American Emu Association National Convention July 14-16 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield. AEA members and other emu growers will meet for education opportunities with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends. AEA board members, Certified Business […]
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Street Rodders Expected to Spend $1.5 million in City

Springfield’s 2017 travel season kicks into high gear this weekend with the 34th Annual National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. More than 2,200 pre-1988 specialty vehicles will be in the city along with their owners who are expected to generate nearly 3,400 room nights at hotels and spend about $1.5 million while they’re […]
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CVB Sales Reps Attending Trade Shows to Meet Planners

Members of the CVB’s Sales Department attend a variety of trade shows and other events across the country to meet and network with meeting planners. The goal is to develop relationships that result in events being booked in the city. Recent and upcoming events attended by staff include: Bank Travel Marketplace Christian Meetings & Conventions […]
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