Members of the CVB’s sales department represent the city at a variety of trade shows that provide opportunities for face-to-face interaction with meeting and event planners.

In March, sales manager Melissa Evans will attend Travel South Showcase. Travel South USA is the official regional marketing organization for the Southern United States.

Also in March, sales manager Lisa Perez and a representative from University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center will attend Destination Showcase in Washington, DC. This event hosted by Destination Marketing Association International brings conference, convention, and trade show professionals together with exhibiting meeting destinations from the United States and beyond.

For more information about how the CVB works to bring group events to the city, call 417-881-5300 or visit