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"Kansas City was the perfect fit for Phi Theta Kappa’s Centennial Convention. The affordability and walkability was ideal for our group! From the initial site visit through the execution of our event, the entire Visit KC team made the entire planning process easy and stress-free. I would highly recommend all meeting planners give Kansas City very serious consideration!"
Wendy Giammarco, Associate Vice President, Events | Phi Theta Kappa, PTK Catalyst 2018
"The Onething Conference has been an ongoing yearly gathering for young adults for over 15 years. We have been blessed to minister to over a hundred thousand young adults in Kansas City every December. In all the years of this conference we have been touched by the kindness and professionalism of Visit KC staff and leaders. Visit KC has impacted our team and our guest by always having great attitudes and making each year's event smooth and flawless. Visit KC understands our primary aim as we gather to encounter the majesty and beauty of Jesus. "
Greg Topping, Director of Conferences | International House of Prayer Onething Young Adult Conference
"The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. is one the oldest religious organizations in the world. With literally churches across the globe, we travel yearly for our annual conventions. In 2016 we had the privilege of coming to the great city of Kansas City, MO. In my capacity as Director of Convention Operations for the organization, one of my tasks is to meet with the venue and CVB reps to ensure a smooth show. I was overwhelmed with the support, knowledge, hospitality and most of all professionalism of Kaleena James and her team. Excellence is the word that comes to mind. There wasn’t one area that we didn’t have assistance in to make us feel welcome and like we mattered as a client. There’s nothing more than going to a place and not feeling like you mattered or they even cared. Kaleena and Visit KC, you guys are the best!"
Art Thompson, Director of Convention Operations | Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc
"Kaleena is fantastic to work with, and I look forward to working with her again!"
Rachel Hoover, Special Events Coordinator | LIFE Leadership, Spring Convention 4/15-17/16
"Our attendees and exhibitors enjoy downtown Kansas City's walkability."
"Becky Harsch has been an amazing and valuable partner. I enjoy working with Becky and look forward to working closely with Becky on future annual Petfood Forums!"
"I greatly appreciate and look forward to Jenny Wilson's continued strong support and visibility during our advisory group planning meetings, at our pre-convention meetings and during the Annual! She is a fabulous ambassador of and valuable asset to the city!"
Mia Short, CMP Manager, Global Events | Watt Global Media, Petfood Forum 4/17-21/16
"Esther is among the most proficient, resourceful, and supportive convention service representatives that we work with among our more than 20 auctions annually."
David Morton, Manager of Communications & Event Marketing | Mecum Auctions, Mecum Kansas City Spring 2016 3/11-13/16
"Hillary [KC Convention Center] was phenomenal! Hope to work with her again!"
"Our hired security was awesome! "
Travis Trueblood, Program Director | Christ in Youth, Junior High Believe Conference 3/11-3/12/16
"The best we've ever worked with!"
Tim Allen, Senior Associate Commissioner | Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament 3/9-12/16
12/30/2014 | Tricia G. - Kansas City, MO
"Her ability to "think outside the box" and her passion for the city and her role shines through. She is truly an asset and we enjoy working with her." Regarding Convention Services Manager, Esther Walker-Young
11/10/2013 | Christopher Javillonar
The feedback I have received about the convention and Kansas City has been tremendous. I heard numerous times from many people how impressed they were with the City, the amazing restaurants, and the nightlife. In particular, attendees appreciated having so many wonderful venues, restaurants and places to socialize within walking distance of the hotel.
11/12/2014 | Deanna V.
"KC is a great city. We had the privilege of being in town during the World Series which brought the entire city to life"
2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS OF AMERICA
11/4/2014 | Lacey h. - York, PA
"You guys are great to work with! It's very helpful getting high-quality materials to give to our attendees welcoming them to Kansas City, and you make it very easy for us to do that. Thank you!"
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
07/12/2011 | Shelly C. - Leesburg, VA
"2011 The "tag team" approach with the staff at the Kansas City Convention Center is noticed and appreciated. Service is excellent! Professional, courteous, very friendly and service conscious. The building continues to improve and the overall condition was excellent."
2011 AUSA ANNUAL MEETING, SENIOR MEETING MANAGER
09/29/2011 | Lesa L. - Jefferson City, MO
"The KCCVA Convention Services team is on the ball!! They took care of all of our needs and had an information table set up at registration to help with questions. Great to work with!! Thanks for your assistance at our conference!"
2011 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN, SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
10/17/2011 | Bethany N. - Alexandria, VA
"The KCCVA Services team has been an amazing partner in our Convention planning process. They have been able to answer every question we asked and had provided us with countless suggestions and knowledge about the City. They are also just an all-around fun group to spend time with! We couldn't have asked for a better understanding of the needs of our group and work with us to help make the event a success."
2011 NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR MEMBER SERVICES
11/17/2011 | Lisa T. - Columbia, SC
"Kansas City was like finding a pearl in an oyster (and that has only happened to me once). I was expecting a small town but discovered a first rate city with it’s first class culture, food and design fused with the ambiance of cordiality."
MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATION
02/07/2012 | Judy V. - Indianapolis, IN
"2012 40th RCMA Conference - I must say it was our very best ever from every aspect. The housing from our end was flawless and I had no one calling with problems. Vada and Juanita were outstanding to work with. I just wish we could work with you each year."
02/16/2012 | Rob R. - Wayne, PA
"Success of the convention this year. Service from the KCCVA ... friendly, responsive, top flight, and knowledgeable. Home of our National Office. Good quality facilities. The sales team goes above and beyond to help."
2012 NATIONAL CONVENTIONS & TRAININGS, VP OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
04/03/2012 | Dan Z. - Davies, FL
"The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association Sales and Services teams are great to work with and the entire staff is professional and well organized. They really helped out and made things easy. The Convention Center coordinator was awesome to work with and never got ruffled even when we had some surprises pop up, a real professional!"
2012 MARY KAY MANAGER US EVENT LOGISTICS
04/13/2012 | Martha T. - Addison, TX
"Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association's sales team was awesome. Always available to make sure our needs were met. Their attitude and work effort made it a smooth and successful event."
2012 STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE, SENIOR VP ADMINISTRATION & MEETINGS
06/07/2012 | Geralyn M. - Springfield , MO
"The KCCVA Sales team is such an asset to thier organization. Because of them, I pushed to return to KC. They are the BEST! The KCCVA Services team iwas very hard working, professional, very helpful and knowledgeable and always there to assist us with anything. It was a pleasure working with them! Thanks to the KCCVA Housing team our housing experience was a good one. They were very patient and worked tirelessly to teach us how the system worked and was there for us every step of the way. We would have had a bigger mess had it not been for them. They are remarkable!"
2012 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, CONVENTION OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
08/09/2012 | Keri M. - Leawood, KS
"The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Assoc. Sales and Services managers are true professionals! They were instumental in making sure our needs were met by the convention center and other preferred vendors at the center. They are a huge part of the success we experienced this year! "