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City’s Largest Annual Group Event Extends Contract by Three Years

After being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the pandemic crisis, the organizer of the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships signed a contract to bring the event to Springfield for an additional three years. That’s much needed good news for the local leisure and hospitality industry, said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Convention

Meeting Planners Guide 2020

New Meeting Planners Guide Available

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new Meeting Planners Guide available online. The guide provides a variety of information about facilities, hotels and other amenities planners need when organizing group events such as conventions, meetings and other group events. For more information, contact sales director Dana Maugans at 417-881-5300, ext. 111, or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.

CVB Gearing Up for 2020 Group Sales

The CVB’s group sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows targeting event and meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: Travel South Domestic Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Missouri Sports Travel American Bus Association Marketplace For more information about sales efforts targeting event and meeting planners, contact Dana Maugans, sales director,

Registration Closes Feb. 19 for Sports Travel Exchange

Registration ends Feb. 19 for Missouri Sports Travel Exchange set for March 9-11 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Missouri Sports Travel Exchange will bring sports event organizers and sports tourism representatives together for two days of one-on-one appointments, education and networking. For more information, contact Missouri Sports Travel Exchange Event Planner Lagina Fitzpatrick,

Groups Sales Department Staff Represent Springfield at Trade Shows

The CVB’s group sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows targeting event and meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: American Bus Assoc. Marketplace Travel South Domestic Missouri Natural Resources Conference Missouri Sports Travel Certified Meeting Planner Conclave Travel South International For more information about sales efforts targeting event and meeting

Group Business in December

Groups will have events in Springfield in this month and some of them are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in the Springfield area, you’re likely to be busy.

CVB Works to Bring Groups to the City

The CVB’s group sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows targeting event and meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: TEAMS Conference + Expo Connect Missouri Certified Meeting Planner Conclave Travel South International (The CVB will conduct a tour operator familiarization tour in conjunction with Travel South.) American Bus Association Marketplace