The 27th Meeting Planners Showcase set for March 11 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center allows meeting and event planners to establish relationships with local businesses to make their events successful. 

Reflecting on simpler times inspired this year’s theme of “Back to the Basics.” Some 40 vendors — such as caterers, hotels, venues, attractions, event planners, and florists — are participating, and we’ve encouraged them to decorate their booths to underscore the theme.

The showcase is free to the public, starts about 10 a.m., and wraps up at 1 p.m. The event is open not just to local planners but to those in surrounding areas as well. Preregistration is required by March 4. The first 100 attendees through the door receive a free tote bag.

Register for the Meeting Planners Showcase

We’ve also added Q&A sessions to allow vendors to speak to attendees one-on-one and answer questions about their products and services. Here’s the Q&A schedule:

  • Party Time Rentals: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Texas A&M Hotel: 11:30 a.m. - noon
  • Visit College Station: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. 

Register for the Q&A Sessions

Since we had to cancel last year’s event because of the pandemic outbreak, we’re especially thrilled to host the showcase in-person and show area planners that we’re eager to make their events successful while abiding by established safety protocols. 

Join us for this unique, one-stop-shop for effective planning of events and meetings in the Brazos Valley!

MPS | Visit College Station

By Kendra Davis, Visit College Station Event Coordinator