Peoria CVB

Meeting & Event Planner Services


"The personal relationships our association has developed with the PACVB, Civic Center and our host hotel,...has greatly contributed to a smooth and successful show."

---- Staff (Tradeshow Organization)


The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) offers a comprehensive range of services and informational programs designed to make your event in the Peoria Area as successful as possible. 


Assistance and Guidance

Our Services staff can provide information on what activities the Peoria Area has to offer your attendees. We can suggest ideas tailored specifically to meet your needs, whether it is finding a speaker, planning special events or arranging unique tours.  We can also utilize our many community resources to provide the goods and services required during your meeting.


Promotion and Publicity

The PACVB marketing team assists in promoting an event by writing press releases, which are sent out to all the local media outlets at least one week prior to the event. These releases include detailed information about the event, using data and comments from event leaders to help promote awareness and attendance to the event. The PACVB also uses its social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a way to share information of upcoming events.



As one of the best places to hold meetings and events in Illinois, the PACVB has an outstanding team of hostesses available to assist with registration for attendees. Each hostess is professional, outgoing and extremely knowledgeable about the Peoria Area. Please contact our office for more information. 


Information Booth

If attendees are unfamiliar with the Peoria Area, it would be our pleasure to have a hostess represent the community at your event.  PACVB hostesses will man an information booth, providing event details to your attendees, answer any questions they may have during their visit and assist them with making decisions about entertainment, shopping and dining options available in the area.



At our PACVB information booths and registration tables, an assortment of Peoria Area brochures, maps, coupons and our Peoria Area Visitors Guide are available for free to visitors. We can also assemble welcome bags with this information for event attendees who will be in town for several days.



For more information on possible raffle, auction or door prize items,please contact the PACVB directly.




We can arrange for a local dignitary to welcome your event attendees to the Peoria Area.  We also can provide a welcome letter from a city official or PACVB staff member to include in your event program.   



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Kim McKune at or (309) 282-3278.


PACVB members are ready and willing to assist you with your meeting needs. Click here to view a current listing of our members.

We are confident that holding your convention or meeting in the Peoria Area will be so effective and enjoyable that you'll be eager to return. We are looking forward to working with you-making your event a success is our top priority! For more information, please contact our Convention Services staff at 800-747-0302.

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