The Missouri Event Summit set for 4-7 p.m. Aug. 6  will feature "A Taste of Missouri" at Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Road in Jefferson City.

Each exhibitor will be asked to serve a food item or beverage from their area that is unique or identified with their city, hotel or attraction.

We will have a limited number of booths and ask exhibitors to describe what they will be serving. To help with ideas, at the Show Me Your Venues and Menus Trade Show in 2014, items served included beer, quinoa salad, Asian chicken salad, pork loin, cookies, s'mores, coffee, wurst, cheese & crackers, brisket, sliders, potato salad, margaritas, chocolate, popcorn, beer nuts and more.

The fee is $350 for the first booth and $325 for each additional booth. Each booth can have up to four representatives in it at no additional cost. Electricity will also be provided to those who need it at no additional cost. However, please note, exhibitors will need to bring their own extension cords.

While the summit is a marketing event targeting association and government meeting planners, planners' guests will also be welcome. The goal is to allow planners to sample a taste of Missouri at the various booths while learning about the meeting facilities and amenities each exhibitor offers in a relaxed, informal setting.

About 200 people are expected to attend, including meeting planners from Missouri Society of Association Executives and Society of Government Meeting Professionals and their guests. There will be prize drawings for meeting planners only (guests are not eligible) throughout the event to encourage attendance.

The summit is hosted by Missouri Travel Council, Missouri Society of Association Executives and Society of Government Meeting Professionals.

Click here for a registration form.