KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) announces four major convention bookings for future years. These groups represent civic, corporate, ecclesiastical and academic associations and will put a combined total of more than $17 million into the local economy.

Large conventions include:

  • The Society of American Military Engineers will hold is 2013 Small Business Conference in KC with 2,000 attendees, 3,824 room nights and an economic impact of more than $3.5 million.
  • The 2014 National Conventions and Trainings Spring Convention will bring approximately 3,300 people to KC, generate more than 3,600 room nights and create an economic impact of more than $2.5 million.
  • The National Council of Teachers of English will bring 3,000 attendees and generate more than 4,000 room nights at its 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication. This meeting will infuse more than $3 million into the local economy.
  • The 2019 Biennial Convention for the Mennonite Church USA will bring 7,000 attendees generate 9,000 room nights placing more than $5 million into the local economy. Kansas City was selected for the first time to host its 2015 biennial convention.

Last month, The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the US, announced KC as the host city for its 2015 annual conference, which will bring put more than $3 million into our local economy. This is the first time NCLR will host its annual conference in Kansas City.

About the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association
The KCCVA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service of the convention and tourism industries, the KCCVA supports a vital and growing component of the economy. Locally, tourism generates 45,000 jobs and $4.5 billion in economic impact annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to

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