attendee_invite2If you are planning a group function, small or large, for your company, church, school, club, organization…or even the family reunion…then attending The Planner’s Zone Trade Show is a must!  The Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau and the Gateway Center at UNT team up every year to produce this showcase of local solutions for every meeting planner’s needs.

The Planner’s Zone is an opportunity for local businesses who offer services and products essential to successful meetings and events to meet face-to-face with you in ONE day and at ONE location. This year’s Planner’s Zone will be held October 20, 2011 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Special designated parking will be available for vendors and attendees directly across from the Gateway Center at Fouts Field.

The tradeshow reinforces the diverse, high quality facilities and amenities offered right here in Denton – usually at much more competitive prices than planners can find in “the big cities.” Attendees also discover the tremendous resource available to them through the Denton Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB). The CVB’s own Dana Lodge, Certified Meeting Professional, offers counsel, assistance and the services of the CVB staff free of charge to ensure that meetings held in Denton are successful and a positive experience for everyone involved.

“Each year, the Planner’s Zone is transformed to introduce new up and coming vendors to the community along with our local favorites,” said Dana Lodge, Denton Director of Sales. “The local businesses that participate demonstrate how they collaborate with each other to host conventions, meetings, events and visitors to our community. Experiencing this partnership is an advantage for meeting planners. We are also excited to offer designated parking again this year which will help our attendees get in and out quicker. The Planner Zone is open to the public and FREE of charge. Door prizes will be given away throughout the show. More than 45 local exhibitors will feature hotels, caterers, meeting facilities, transportation companies, promotional products and restaurants among many other local businesses and services specific to the meetings industry.


Hosted by Zach Glenn, Meteorologist with KDAF - CW, "The 33", this year’s zone will take you over the top. So get into The ZoneThe Planner’s Zone!