• Hosted by EventConnect

    The Meeting & Event Planning Expo

  • The Event for Event Planners

    Connecting Businesses with Event Resources

    The Meeting & Event Planning Expos are regional events for event planning professionals.


    Attendees will connect with colleagues from a variety of industries and learn about the latest event planning trends and technology in the educational session prior to the Exhibitor Expo.

    At the Exhibitor Expo, attendees gather tons of resources and ideas for planning company meetings and events.

    Not Just a Boring Tradeshow!

    We strive to make our events fun and interactive as possible for attendees.


    Enjoy live entertainment & performances, interactive showcases and food and drink sampling.

    A Variety of Exhibitors

    From technology to catering to hotel and travel, our Exhibitor Expo has it all.


    Whatever your needs are- you'll find resources at the events.


    Some of the exhibitor types you will find at the events: Catering (Food & Beverage), Company Outings, Equipment Rental, Entertainment, Event Planning, Event Venues & Meeting Spaces, Hotels & Travel Services, Printing & Promotional Items, Photography & Videography, Speakers & Trainers, Technology Services

    Upcoming Events

    For details about upcoming event dates & locations, exhibitor information and more, visit the links below.


    More event locations/dates to be announced soon!

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    March 2, 2017

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

  • Des Moines, Iowa

    May 4, 2017

    Iowa Events Center

  • Photo Gallery

    View photos from past events!

  • Numbers from Past Events


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    Furthest # of Miles Traveled to Attend

  • FAQ

    What Types of Companies Should Exhibit?

    • Are you interested in marketing your event planning products or services to businesses?

    • Are you interested in connecting with businesses all over Iowa and the Midwest?

    • Are you interested in building relationships with other vendors in the event services industry?

    • Are you interested in marketing a new product, service or business in the event services industry?

    If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, exhibiting at the event could be a great fit for your company!


    View exhibitor information for an upcoming event by clicking "Get More Information" on any of the "Upcoming Events."

    What is the Value for Exhibitors?

    We believe in the value of face-to-face connections with the key decision makers. We strive to keep our exhibitor costs low to include small and new businesses.

    • Get face to face connections with 100+ planners from all over the Midwest

    • Maintain and grow relationships with current clients

    • Network with other businesses in the event planning industry

    What Types of Professionals Should Attend?

    How do you know that this event is right for you? The events bring in professionals from small to large companies from a diverse range of industries.


    Is this event right for you to attend?

    • Are you responsible for planning meetings or events for your company or organization?
    • Do you report to someone who’s responsible for planning meetings or events for your company or organization?
    • Do you want to connect with resources for any size business and any industry?
    • Do you want to network with other business professionals in the event planning industry?

    If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, this event is a fit for you to attend!


    Register to attend an upcoming event by clicking "Get More Information" on any of the "Upcoming Events."

    What is the Value for Attendees?

    We believe that the events are a great resource for attendees and have the feedback to back it up. 98% of our attendees surveyed said that they would attend the event again.

    • Get a variety of resources for planning meetings and events all in one place

    • Maintain and grow relationships with current vendors

    • Network with other professionals from all over the Midwest
    • Enjoy food and drink sampling and live entertainment
    • Learn about the latest trends and technology during the session prior to the Exhibitor Expo

    How Do We Market to Attendees?

    We generate our prospective attendee lists utilizing a number of resources. From researching and acquiring mailing lists, to partnerships to promote with Convention & Visitors Bureaus and local organizations, we are continuously working to improve and expand our contact lists. We utilize a variety of platforms to market the event to potential attendees, including: digital marketing, social media advertising, radio advertising and print marketing.

    What is EventConnect?

    EventConnect's mission is to connect businesses with vendors that provide event services through networking events and workshops.


    Along with that, EventConnect provides event planning services for businesses.

  • Contact Us

    For more information:


    (319) 290-2269