Thursday, May 4, 2017
Iowa Events Center
EventConnect is excited to be hosting Des Moines' 2nd annual Meeting & Event Planning Expo!
2 p.m. "Utilizing Technology to Elevate Your Events"
Arren Wetzel, President of CLE Productions, will lead an interactive session, "Utilizing Technology to Elevate Your Events."
3-6 p.m. - Exhibitor Expo
Attendees will gain valuable resources for meeting and events, network with a variety of business representatives, sample delicious food and drinks and enjoy live entertainment.
Visit the General Information page to learn more about the event.
Exhibitor Booth- $500
110V Electrical Hook-Up- $75 Additional
Silver Sponsorship- $1500
Full Page Program Ad- $250
Half Page Program Ad- $150
2016 Exhibitors (2017 to be announced soon!)
A Kings Throne Portable Restrooms- Des Moines, IA
A Special Event DJ- Indianola, IA
Advantage Travel & Events- Clive, IA
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center- Okoboji, IA
Beeline & Blue- Des Moines, IA
Brenton Plaza- Des Moines, IA
Blank Park Zoo- Des Moines, IA
Brazilian 2wins- Des Moines, IA
Caesers Entertainment- Council Bluffs, IA
Celebrations Party & Rental- Ames, IA
Christiani's Catering- Des Moines, IA
Classic Events & Parties- West Des Moines, IA
CLE Productions- Des Moines, IA
Conference Technologies, Inc.- Des Moines, IA
Cumulus Media- Urbandale, IA
Cutting Edge Embroidery & Screenprinting- Aurora, IA
Dustin Reichert Motivational Speaker- Blaine, MN
EventConnect- Cedar Falls, IA
Events Center West- West Des Moines, IA
FEAT Acrobatics- Des Moines, IA
Freeman Decorating Company- Des Moines, IA
Fun Services- Omaha, NE
FunFlicks In & Outdoor Movies- Lenexa, KS
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden- Des Moines, IA
Hawkeye Hotels- Des Moines, IA
Heath Alan Group- Des Moines, IA
Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus- Des Moines, IA
Honey Creek Resort- Moravia, IA
Hotel Renovo- Urbandale, IA
Insphyre Performance- Crystal, MN
Iowa Cubs- Cub Club Restaurant- Des Moines, IA
Iowa Speedway- Newton, IA
Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf- Bettendorf, IA
Kinseth Hospitality Companies- North Liberty, IA
Machine Shed Restaurant- Urbandale, IA
Majestic Limousine- West Des Moines, IA
Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center- South Sioux City, NE
Midwest Speakers Bureau- Des Moines, IA
Mind Links LLC- Cedar Falls, IA
Mobile App Pros- West Des Moines, IA
Prestige Global Meeting Source- Minneapolis, MN
So Bright Productions- Des Moines, IA
Sonburst Communication- Omaha, NE
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center- Johnston, IA
Tasteful Dinners- Ankeny, IA
Tero International- Clive, IA
The Travelling Photo Booth- Des Moines, IA
Tim McConnell Event Imaging- Indianola, IA
Trellis Cafe- Des Moines, IA
Two Rivers Hospitality Group/Catering DSM- Des Moines, IA
Unique Events- Cedar Rapids, IA
Upper Deck Concerts- Independence, IA
Warrior Lanes- Waukee, IA
Take a look at some photos from the 2015/2016 events!
"Very well organized, very large variety of vendors, fantastic music/entertainment."
Stacy Baas- Head of Marketing/Outreach, Dolly's Taxi/Transport
"This was by far one of the best events we have participated in as a vendor in terms of attendance and exposure for our company. The variety of attendees allowed us to promote our business and services to such a wide variety of companies - from small to large. Definitely, something on our calendar for 2016!"
Brett Devore- Owner, Cutting Edge Embroidery & Screenprint
"One of the best organized and professional events I have ever been to. Volunteers were fantastic! Would do again!"
Dr. Celina Peerman- President, The Peerman Group
"We had a great time at the Event Expo in Waterloo, Iowa. It was well organized and brought value to our business. Thanks to the expo we have added a couple new clients. I recommend attending this event."
Dan Oltrogge- Owner, Print Innovations
"Thank you EventConnect for the Meeting and Event Planning Expo! We are always looking for new locations and speakers for training events and I found several great resources!"
Celia Even- Business & Industry Training Coordinator, Hawkeye Community College
"I really enjoyed it. Got a lot of great information about what is out there for catering, etc. Lots of useful information was given out."
Judy Kramer- ECI Co-op
"My job requires me to schedule a lot of meetings as well as several events. The Meeting & Event Planning Expo provided me the opportunity to find everything I need in one spot and was very well organized. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of vendors representing venues, caterers, speakers, promotional marketing and much more. I discovered new opportunities for venues I wasn’t aware of previously, and was even able to secure a venue for an upcoming event on the spot. Of course, the food sampling and live music were a bonus! Overall, it was definitely worth attending and I look forward to the next one!"
Sandi Sommerfelt- VP of Operations, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber