CRACVB - Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

09/21/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2023 08:34

300 Meeting Professionals Experience Cedar Rapids

300 Meeting Professionals Experience Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Cedar Rapids Tourism Office is excited to welcome the Small Market Meetings Conference 2023 (SMMC) to Cedar Rapids. More than 300 conference attendees will flock to the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex September 27-29, 2023.

SMMC is a gathering of destinations, hotels, conference centers and meeting planners looking for small to medium size conference locations and everything in between.

For its inaugural visit to the state of Iowa, the 3-day SMMC will include city sightseeing tours, education seminars, exhibits, networking and entertainment. Attendees will experience the best of Cedar Rapids from delicious food to unique cultural experiences and a whole lot of fun.

"Having the Small Market Meeting Conference in Cedar Rapids is a great opportunity to introduce planners to Cedar Rapids and show them firsthand the benefits of bringing their meetings and events to our welcoming community." says Julie Stow, Associate Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Tourism Office. "The long-term economic impact of this kind of exposure has the potential to represent millions of dollars."

"It is always a pleasure to introduce meeting planners to a destination they may be unaware of," says Charlie Presley, President of the Small Market Meetings Conference. "Cedar Rapids will make a great impression and give meeting planners a reason to hold future gatherings at this hospitable, affordable and easy to travel to city."

Small Market Meetings is America's only magazine dedicated to the second- and third-tier cities and their venues and is published by Pioneer Publishing based in Lexington, Kentucky. Learn more about Small Market Meetings at