• Hosted by EventConnect

    2017 Meeting & Event Planning Expo

    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

    2-6 p.m.

    Iowa Events Center

    EventConnect is excited to be hosting Des Moines' 2nd annual Meeting & Event Planning Expo!


    Event Schedule:

    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.

  • Become an Exhibitor/Sponsor

    Registration is now open for the event! View the information packet below for information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, or try the EASY online registration form below.


    Registration will close on Friday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

  • Online Registration

    Exhibitor Booth- $500


    • 8 X 10 Booth Space
    • 6' Skirted Display Table, Pipe & Drape
    • Company Name Listed on Event Website
    • Company Name Listed in Event Program
    • Attendee List with Contact Information
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    110V Electrical Hook-Up- $75 Additional


    Highest Value!

    Silver Sponsorship- $1500



    • 2- 8 X 10 Booth Spaces in Premier Locations
    • 6' Skirted Display Table, Pipe & Drape
    • Company Name & Logo on Event Website
    • Company Logo on Print & Digital Advertising
    • Attendee List with Contact Information
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Full Page Ad in Event Program

    Full Page Program Ad- $250

    Half Page Program Ad- $150

  • Register to Attend

    Order your tickets using the form below.

  • Sponsors

    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

  • Photo Gallery

    Take a look at some photos from the 2015/2016 events!

  • Testimonials

    From Exhibitors

    "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

    From Attendees

    "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

  • Contact Us

    For more information:


    (319) 290-2269