Category Archives: Conventions

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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Thousands Expected in Springfield this Weekend for Amateur Sports Events

Heads up, Springfield! A record number of teams – 216 – are registered for the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup tournament Friday-Sunday. The previous record was 188 teams, said John Markey, director at Lake Country Soccer. “That brings roughly 450 more families to the Springfield area than we had last year, which […]
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Thousands of Visitors Coming to Springfield for Group Events

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: April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 8,000 attendees, 2,000 room nights April 26-29 – […]
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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 […]
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CVB Staff Always on the Go

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with the Missouri Division of Tourism to host a familiarization tour for 55 group tour planners and journalists as part of the Travel South Domestic Showcase that will be in Branson in March. Sales department staff also are representing Springfield at a variety of trade shows and events […]
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Volunteer Judges Needed for Student Conference

The Missouri Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is looking for judges for its State Leadership Conference April 2-3. Students from across Missouri will compete at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center for a chance to represent the state at nationals. With more than 4,000 high school students participating, 300 […]
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From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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Variety of Groups Booked by CVB in First Quarter of Fiscal Year

The Sales Department staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau work year round to book group events in Springfield. Below you’ll find the groups that were booked during July, August and September, the first quarter of the bureau’s fiscal year. The number of attendees and room nights are estimates and are subject to change. Missouri […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee

The number of group events taking place in Springfield generally slows down as the winter season nears. This November, however, is an exception with at least seven group events scheduled. Check out the list below to see what’s happening in the city this winter and into early spring next year. We encourage businesses to welcome […]
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CVB Represents Springfield Around the Country

The CVB sales staff attend trade shows and other events that provide networking opportunities with meeting and event planners around the country. That networking often results in groups booking their events in the city. Upcoming and recently attended events include the following: Branson Connect Marketplace Connect Marketplace Missouri Society of Association Executives Funfest ConnectSports SPORTS […]
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