Waco Meetings Marketplace
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Brazos Ballroom, Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
10 am – 2 pm
Win a Free iPad!
What is the Meetings Marketplace?
The Meetings Marketplace is a tradeshow in its fourth year. It is a free event aimed at bringing together meeting planners, sports event planners, and those planning weddings and other events with the vendors and contacts they need for a successful event.
Who is invited to attend the Meetings Marketplace?
Anyone who plans a meeting or event is invited to attend. This includes those who plan meetings, conferences, events, weddings, quinceañeras, workshops, sporting events, and any other type of event. Attendees will be from corporations, non-profit groups, colleges. Attendees may be volunteer planners or they may be full-time professionals.
How do I pre-register?
Pre-registration is not currently open.
What’s the Grand Prize?
The grand prize is an iPad. It will be awarded at 12:30 pm on May 20, 2015. You must pre-register by 5pm on May 19, and be present to win.
What About the Other Door Prizes?
Register the day of the event to receive a door prize ticket! You will also receive a Vendor Passport to get stamped by each exhibitor, which will earn you another door prize ticket, and increase your chances of winning. Other door prizes include gift baskets, free hotel stays, and lots of other great items. You do NOT need to be present to win these other door prizes! So don’t worry about listening for your name to be called, we’ll get in touch.
How many event planners attend?
Last year, over 130 meeting and event planners attended the show.
Who Will Be Exhibiting?
Exhibitors include Caterers, Hoteliers, Attractions, Venues, Decorators, Festivals & Events, Entertainers, Party Supply Companies, Regional Marketing Organizations, Florists, Sign Companies, Photographers, Packing/Shipping Companies, and Meeting Planner Publications.
How do I become a sponsor?
Contact Carla Pendergraft, email@example.com or (254) 750-5806.
Van Transportation from Dallas/Fort Worth
Van transportation must be requested by May 8, 2015. Contact: Jason Elliott at (254) 750-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The central meeting place for the ride to Waco and back will be at the Baptist General Convention of Texas headquarters, located at 333 North Washington, Dallas, TX. The van will leave at 8:30 am. Donuts and coffee will be available. We will leave Waco by 2:00 pm.
Please note we will not be supplying transportation from Austin this year.
9:45 am – Registration/Check In opens in upper lobby of Waco Convention Center. Must pre-register by 5 pm on May 19, and also check in on May 20 to be entered in grand prize drawing for iPad.
10 am – Tradeshow Opens in Brazos Ballroom.
- Over 40 exhibit booths with area hoteliers, caterers, florists, decorators, and attractions.
- Plenty of food samples from Waco’s best caterers.
- Door prize drawings throughout the day. Fill out the Vendor Passport to be eligible for additional great prizes, including passes to area attractions and hotel stays!
11 am – 1 pm – Come-and-Go Buffet lunch in Brazos Ballroom.
12:30 pm – Grand prize drawing of iPad! Must be present to win.
1pm – 2 pm – There will be an optional Behind-the-Scenes tour of one of the attractions of Waco & the Heart of Texas. Preregistration required. Limit 2 attendees from each organization. First 40 respondents. Limited to meeting planners only.
All day – Self-tours of the Waco Convention Center.
For more information, contact:
Carla Pendergraft, CMP
Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau