• Hosted by EventConnect

    2017 Meeting & Event Planning Expo

    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

    2-6 p.m.

    Iowa Events Center

    Level 3- Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

    730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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


    Event Schedule:

    2 p.m. "Utilizing Tech to Elevate Your Events"

    Learn how technology can improve the attendee experience in this interactive session, led by Arren Wetzel, President of CLE Productions.


    3-6 p.m. - Exhibitor Expo

    Connect with resources for meetings and events, network with industry professionals, sample food and drinks and enjoy live entertainment.


    Visit the General Information page to learn more about the event.

  • Register to Attend

    Order your tickets using the form below.

  • Sponsors


    A Kings Throne Portable Restrooms- Des Moines, IA

    A Special Event DJ- Indianola, IA

    Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport- Des Moines, IA

    Beeline & Blue- Des Moines, IA

    Beyond Elegance Events- New Sharon, IA

    Classic Events & Parties- West Des Moines, IA

    CLE Productions- Des Moines, IA

    Conference Technologies, Inc.- Des Moines, IA

    Dogfish Graphics- Des Moines, IA

    Escape Chambers- Waukesha, WI

    EventConnect- Cedar Falls, IA

    Events Center West- West Des Moines, IA

    FEAT Acrobatics- Des Moines, IA

    Freeman Decorating Company- Des Moines, IA

    Happy Boards- Des Moines, IA

    Honey Creek Resort- Moravia, IA

    ImageBuggy- Cedar Falls, IA

    Iowa Cubs- Cub Club Restaurant- Des Moines, IA

    Iowa Events Center- Des Moines, IA

    Kona Ice- Ankeny & Ames, IA

    Lied Lodge & Conference Center- Nebraska City, NE

    Majestic Limousine- West Des Moines, IA

    Mobile App Pros- West Des Moines, IA

    Prestige Global Meeting Source- Minneapolis, MN

    Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel- Des Moines, IA

    Science Center of Iowa- Des Moines, IA

    Sheraton West Des Moines- West Des Moines, IA

    So Bright Productions- Des Moines, IA

    Sunflower Chef Catering- West Des Moines, IA

    The Travelling Photo Booth- Des Moines, IA

    Tim McConnell Event Imaging- Indianola, IA

    Upper Deck Concerts- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Vital Signs Display Graphics- Des Moines, IA

    Yellow Cab Co. - Des Moines, IA

    Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe- West Des Moines, IA

  • Parking

    The event is located in the 3rd Level- Community Choice Convention Center. Parking passes are available in the Far North lot. There is metered parking and garage parking near the convention center. View the parking map below.

  • Photo Gallery

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

  • Exhibitor Registration

    Registration has closed for the event. For information about next year's event, email info@meetingandeventexpo.com

  • 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