20 Kansas City Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love


Discover the 20 best event venues in Kansas City. Kansas City has a lot going for it. It's an eclectic mix that represents the best that Kansas City has to offer in the way of event venues. If you're looking at top of the line Kansas City event venues, look no further.

How One Kansas City Community Kitchen Reinvented Itself

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This spring, downtown Kansas City residents, some of them homeless, began buzzing about a new hangout spot. “We Recently, Kansas City–based CitiCards sponsored KCCK’s operations for a day, sending both volunteers and food donations.

7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Squaw Creek and More

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Stephanie Gassen Gassen is the director of sales at the newly opened Cyrus Hotel in Tokepa, Kansas. More: 7 Smart Moves at Hilton Santa Barbara and More. In her previous position, she served as director of market sales for Residence Inn in Topeka and Fairfield Inn Topeka.

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Find Your Mid-American Live Music Hot Spot

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Transportation of the Future: What You Need to Know about Hyperloop

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Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, potentially shortening a 3.5-hour trip to only 28 minutes. Technology boring company chicago dubai elon musk future great lakes high speed hyperloop hyperlooptt kansas city midwest missouri noaca ohio richard branson saudi arabia spacex st.

September 2018 Power Player: Jason Fulvi

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After 16 years at Visit Pittsburgh, most recently as executive vice president, Jason Fulvi will join Visit Kansas City on Sept. “Turn this industry on its ear and make it better. But most of all, remember it is still the hospitality industry…never lose the essence of being hospitable.”

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Arenas and Stadiums for Winning Meetings & Events

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Arrowhead Stadium, where the Kansas City Chiefs play home games, has more than 20 spaces for 10 to 1,000-plus guests. Kansas City, MO. Stadiums and arenas can be for more than just game day matchups.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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From James Beard-nominated chefs in Ferndale, Michigan, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to historic theaters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Hutchinson, Kansas, the culture and entertainment options of some of its smaller cities are challenging preconceived notions of Midwestern life and putting to rest the notion that this part of America is “flyover country.”.

Jason Fulvi Takes Over as President and CEO at Visit KC

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If anyone knows how important it is to start from the bottom and work their way up, it is new Visit Kansas City (Missouri) President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Fulvi, CDME. Here, we get to know Fulvi and see what the future holds for Kansas City. I am excited to learn more about what Kansas City has to offer and the package that they have, and see the commitment that the community has toward tourism and meetings and conventions.

Wyndham to Add 46 US Properties

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The agreement ramps up Wyndham’s visibility near Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Kansas; Jefferson City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Buffalo, New York. “As Wyndham Hotel Group continues to solidify its standing as a big dog on the U.S. midscale and economy hotel landscape.

5 Smart Moves at Philly CVB, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito & More

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Photo Credit: Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel Mark Krtek Mark Krtek has joined Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton as general manager. He’s well versed in the Midwest, having worked at Hilton Kansas City Airport and Doubletree Guest Suites in Omaha.

4 Smart Moves at AHC+Hospitality, Hilton and More

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Most recently, Smith served as general manager of Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka in Kansas. Ashley Savransky AHC+Hospitality in Grand Rapids, Michigan, appointed Ashley Savransky marketing coordinator.

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws

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The other states listed in California’s ban are Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In March, Kansas passed a law that allows religious student groups at public universities to deny membership to LGBT students based on their beliefs. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Destinations Get in the (Pokémon Go) Game

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Travel Portland put together a similar list , as did Visit Houston , and eXplore Lawrence , in Lawrence, Kansas.) . “We Pokémon Go is quickly becoming 2016’s hottest app, clocking more than 15 million downloads for iOS and Android since it was released in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.

How Meetings Benefit from Sporting Events

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San Jose & Kansas City. Last year, the national championships took place in Kansas City, Missouri, which estimated an economic impact of $18.1 Thousands of figure skating fans came to know what we’ve known all along—that Kansas City loves and supports its sporting events.

2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

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Overland Park, Kansas. While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40. Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going. Melinda Borucki.

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The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

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Up & Coming Food City o The Year: Keen on Kansas City. In KC, an old-school approach is embraced (think butcher shops, pickling, fermenting and Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que) alongside modern techniques.

This Florida City Just Set a Guinness World Record for Gratitude

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Loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium was awarded to fans of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri in 2014. “Thanks a lot.”

Visit Wichita Hires Data Analyst to Boost Brand

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The biggest lesson Visit Wichita (Kansas) learned once it began collecting loads of digital information to evaluate its marketing efforts is it needed someone to track all the data. Enter William Graves, the CVB’s first data analyst, hired late last year to boost the city’s effort to attract more events. Visit Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo says the position is a necessity, especially for midtier cities with plenty to offer but competing for recognition.

2019 Marketing Conferences: The #1 Marketing Events Guide


Digital Summit Kansas City. Kansas City, MO. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay ahead in the ever-changing marketing industry. At these events, you will learn from the top industry executives while networking with marketing professionals just like yourself.

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Loews Hotels & Co.: 24 Hotels and Growing


Loews Kansas City, opening in the first quarter of 2020, will have 800 guest rooms and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co. is a hospitality company rooted in family heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service.

The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In

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– While none of the nation’s largest metropolises (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami or Las Vegas) made the list, many mid-size cities such as Ann Arbor, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Lawrence, Kansas did. Lawrence, Kansas.

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2017 NFL Draft Boosts Philly’s CVB

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Just in time for last tonight’s NFL Kickoff game between the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) recently released statistics about the benefits of hosting the NFL Draft in April of this year.

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California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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The law originally included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws.

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100 Destinations and Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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The network also has presence in near Kansas City Crown Plaza, Houston Galleria, Denver Convention Center, downtown Dallas and the Boston waterfront and convention center. Cresent Terrace photo from Marriott’s press release.

100 Destinations & Counting: Marriott’s CRN Continues to Grow

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They also entered the areas surrounding Kansas City Crown Plaza, Houston Galleria, Denver Convention Center , Dallas Downtown and the Boston waterfront and convention center. “We

How to Plan Your Walking Meeting

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Being away from computers usually means that the conversations are more theoretical in nature or have to do with the human element of an issue, problem or concern in the workplace,” said Robert Manigold, a partner at web and app development agency Code Koalas in Kansas City, Mo.

California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

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” The original California measure, which was put into effect as a law this past January, included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Keynotes Made Easy with Hotel Speaker Series

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Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton will launch Cocktails & Conversation inside the hotel’s P.S. Speakeasy on Nov. It’s no secret that an impactful keynote address can really make an event, and a dull keynote can break it.

20 Creative Fundraising Event Ideas


Attendees also enjoyed fresh lemonade, sugary funnel cakes, and live music on this sunny Kansas day. Create a more engaging experience and generate more ROI from your fundraising events with these creative ideas.

7 Smart Moves at Loews Hotels, Duke Energy Convention Center and More

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He’s previously worked at The Silversmith Hotel in Chicago, One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida and various Marriott International hotels in Kansas City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

When the Boss is You

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I had always also been working directly for an association or a corporation here locally [in Kansas City]. Melissa Johnson, CMP MJMeetings Prairie Village, Kansas Time as an independent planner: 3 years.

Eight Brilliant Meeting Sites Along Solar Eclipse Path

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The eclipse will pass over portions of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, but research what specific locations will get to enjoy totality, some of which are very remote and uninhabited.

Wynn Resorts Vows to Move Forward

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Finally, Gwen Knight, a Wichita, Kansas-based independent, said, “I don’t think my client would change their program due to this situation.

Las Vegas, Austin and Orlando Earn Top Marks in J.D. Power Destination Study

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Midwest Region: Columbus, the state capital of Ohio and home of Ohio State University, ranks highest with a score of 799, followed by Kansas City with 791 and Indianapolis with 789. Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, accepted the J.D.

6 Steps to Planning a Safer Meeting

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Miller, CSEP, owner of Unbricked Communications in Topeka, Kansas. It used to be, planners could focus their efforts solely on the success of the meeting or event. Now, as a scan of headlines in recent months makes tragically clear, another priority demands your attention— making it safe.

Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Kansas. Call it what you want— weed , grass, dope, bud, Buddha, keef, reefer, pot, ganga, Mary Jane, that sticky icky. Marijuana has been a hot social and political topic for quite some time now. Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind.

Best in Show 2016

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Dennis Cross , Senior Event Manager, Kansas City Convention Center Nominated by Mia Short, CMP, WATT Global Media “Dennis is a strategic, creative, collaborative, solutions-centric partner. Audra Kamin , Director of Sales, ARAMARK, Kansas City Convention Center.

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Happy 75th Birthday U.S. Travel Association

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” 1984: First ESTO conference held, in Lawrence, Kansas. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Back on Oct.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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Creative Cities Austin, Texas, and Iowa City, Iowa, were also there, representing UNESCO’s Media Arts and Literature sub-networks, respectively, as were three Creative Cities candidates — Carrara, Italy; Kansas City, Missouri; and Lexington, Kentucky.

How To Take Command of Your Next 90 Days

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We’ve got people from Vancouver and Oklahoma and Los Angeles and Brampton, just outside my hood, San Diego, Kansas City, man – we’re all over the map – Waco, Texas, hey guys. Do you have trouble with procrastination or following through on tasks until they’re done?

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5 Midsize Cities Using Their Local Knowledge Economies to Bring In Meetings

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In many cases, bigger isn’t always better: cars, personal technology, portion size — and, increasingly, cities. Walkability, value, and friendliness can be strong drivers for why planners choose certain destinations over others for meetings.

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All Politics Is Local

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By the beginning of 2014, Cleveland and seven other cities were in the running: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Cleveland Rocks  The city welcomed the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena on July 18–21. Back to the Big Leagues.

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