Category Archives: Conventions

CVB Gearing Up for Group Business Season

With the holidays over, the winter slump for group business is past. Now the city has plenty of group business headed this way, including several groups that will bring thousands of people to Springfield. Large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by […]
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Free Dairy Expo Begins Today in Springfield

Hundreds of dairy farmers are gathering in Springfield today-Saturday for the sixth annual Heart of America Dairy Expo presented by Hiland Dairy Foods. The expo features nationally known speakers, producer panels and the largest dairy-specific trade show in the southern Midwest at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. “We are moving forward during a very […]
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Large and Small, the CVB Welcomes All Groups!

A variety of groups will be in Springfield this winter, including a couple of sporting events that are big enough that the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: March 7-17 – Missouri State High School Activities Association Basketball Championships, 40,000 attendees, 6,500 room nights March […]
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Group Events Keep Hotels Busy During Winter Months

A variety of groups will be in Springfield this winter, including a couple sporting events that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: March 7-17 – Missouri State High School Activities Association, 40,000 attendees, 6,500 room nights March 10-17 – National Christian […]
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CVB Sales Staff Strives to Bring Groups to City

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau is always on the go to trade shows, conventions and other events that give them opportunities for face-to-face-interaction with convention and sporting event planners. Recent and upcoming events include the following: Connect Missouri Connect DC Travel South Showcase National Tour Association Connect Faith IMEX Society of […]
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Event Alert: National Beta Club

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. National Beta Club Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Attendees: 3,000 Room Nights: 2,250 […]
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Welcome These Groups to the City!

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next few months, including the National Beta Club Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention. About 3,000 people are expected to attend the event that will generate 2,250 room nights at hotels throughout the city Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Local businesses are encouraged to welcome this and other […]
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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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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 Expected to Spend $2.3 million in City

Nearly 6,000 people will be in Springfield July 6-9 for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention and they’re expected to spend about about $2.3 million in the city while here. The group will meet at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University Campus and a variety of topics will be presented in a variety of […]
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