• Hosted by EventConnect

    2017 Meeting & Event Planning Expo

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017

    2-6 p.m.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

    EventConnect is excited to be hosting Cedar Rapids' first 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 events.

  • Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our event sponsors!


    A King's Throne Portable Restrooms- Des Moines, IA

    Adrenaline X Laser Tag- Waterloo, IA

    Allegra Printing- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Big Ten Rentals- Iowa City, IA

    BizFitters- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Black Diamond Limousine- North Liberty, IA

    Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery- Swisher, IA

    CLE Productions- Des Moines, IA

    Conference Technologies- Des Moines, IA

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Elmcrest Country Club- Cedar Rapids, IA

    EventConnect- Cedar Falls, IA

    Game Show 1/The Fun DJ- Madison, WI

    GO Cedar Rapids- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Grand River Center- Dubuque, IA

    Honey Creek Resort- Moravia, IA

    Houck Advertising- Shoreview, MN

    Mobile App Pros- West Des Moines, IA

    National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Rausch Productions- Cedar Rapids, IA
    Sound Concepts- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Steffunny.com- Omaha, NE

    The Hotel at Kirkwood- Cedar Rapids, IA

    The Radiance Team Makeup Artists- Cedar Rapids, IA

    The Wright Touch Catering & Bake Shoppe- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Unique Events- Iowa City, IA

    Upper Deck Concerts- Cedar Rapids, IA

    YMCA Camp Wapsie- Coggon, IA

  • Entertainment

    We're excited to showcase these live entertainment options for your next event!

    4 p.m. - Game Show 1/The Fun DJ

    Experience firsthand one of the most FUN, crowd involving Game Shows in the world!


    5 p.m. - Steffunny.com

    Stephanie is a Corporate Comedian from Omaha, NE. She appeals to a wide audience and is sure to bring the laughs.

  • Register to Attend

    Reserve tickets below.

  • Photo Gallery

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

  • Hotel Accomodations

    Call (319) 731-4512 and speak with the Sales Manager to check availability at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.

  • Parking Information

    Download parking information below.

  • 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