Thursday, March 2, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
EventConnect is excited to be hosting Cedar Rapids' first 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 events.
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
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.
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