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When fluorescent lighting, flow charts and feasibility studies collide, bad things can happen. If your meetings have not been meeting your expectations, it's time to take a fresh look at Independence, Missouri. The places and people that make our city a great vacation spot also make it a brilliant choice for your next corporate meeting, conference, trade show or other special event. From our unique meeting facilities to the uplifting activities available during your downtime, Independence will inspire your group with Midwest values and a remarkable quality of life. Let's meet soon!

Independence Fun Facts (feel free to plagiarize these bullet points for the pitch to your team):

  • The proud hometown of President Harry S. Truman
  • The fourth largest city in the state of Missouri, with a small-town feel
  • Rich in heritage with dozens of historic and cultural attractions
  • Over 200 restaurants as well as a multitude of lodging options and recreational activities
  • Famous for our Midwestern hospitality and professional services
  • Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 40 minutes from the international airport

Independence Department of Tourism
112 W Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7816

MeetingPDFCover Meeting Planner Book

The Independence Tourism Department staff and partners look forward to working with you to ensure a successful meeting. We are always happy to provide the following services.

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  • Meeting proposals
  • Pre-planning counseling
  • Site inspections
  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Publicity assistance
  • Welcome bags
  • Hospitality table
  • Ambassador welcome reception
  • Group programs and itineraries
  • Tour discounts
  • Step on guides

IMeetings_Handout Meeting Space Overview

Some meetings are more important than others. Independence is the perfect setting for your next meeting or event. Independence is rich in history featuring midwestern hospitality, and a choice of historic or contemporary meeting facilities.

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