Meeting planners from across the country have awarded the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (GDMCVB) the prestigious Meetings and Conventions 2011 Gold Service Award. This award honors Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) worldwide that have excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals. This is the first time the GDMCVB has won this award.

“This is a true testament to the dedication, loyalty and passion of our entire staff at the GDMCVB and all of our community and corporate partners,” said Greg Edwards, President/CEO of the GDMCVB. “Winning an award like this is humbling. It is also a strong reminder of how the Greater Des Moines community as a whole takes great care of our visitors.”

CVBs were judged on:
  • Professionalism of staff
  • Support on hotels and site inspections
  • Assistance with ground transportation planning
  • Guidance on local attractions
  • Liaison with local vendors and services
The November 2011 edition of Meetings and Conventions names the GDMCVB as a Gold Service Winner. Winners will also be posted online at A hard copy of the magazine may be obtained by contacting Tiffany Tauscheck at

Winners are selected by Meetings and Conventions readers, primarily meeting planners. This year 91 domestic and 16 international CVBs received service awards.

Meetings and Conventions is a magazine with 53,000 subscribers worldwide.