CMCA 2014 Spring Showcase in Rapid City

Rapid City, South Dakota
Monday, April 28, 2014




Registration Cost for Suppliers

The registration cost is $1,250.   This cost covers your meals and activities Tuesday night - Thursday night, except for one meal.    Wednesday night, we'd like the suppliers to invite planners to dinner in Rapid City.

You must be a CMCA member to attend.

You may bring a significant other, friend or spouse for $250.   Spaces are limited.   You may not bring another hotelier or city sales person to the show as a guest.   We are careful about the supplier to planner ratio and if sales people were attending as guests, it would affect our ratio.   We try to limit our ratio of suppliers to planners to 1.5 to 1.

Registration must be paid prior to the show.    Cancellations after April 15th won't receive a refund.

Registration Process

When you register for the show you will be put on a wait list in the order the registrations are received.  As planners register, suppliers are confirmed in the show in the order of the wait list.
You will receive a confirmation from that your registration is received.   Then as the show gets closer, you will receive a confirmation email from indicating you are accepted in the show.   At that point, make your flight reservations.

When you register, the process will ask you for your flight information.   Just scroll to the bottom of the page and hit "continue" to finish your registration.   Once you are confirmed in the show, you can re-enter your record and add the airline information.


Our tradeshow will be a reverse tradeshow which means that meeting planners will be seated at the tables.    You will be given their profiles.   You can visit with whomever you like.  We will not be making pre-appointments as we are an intimate show so you should be able to talk to who you want without one.      

Amenities in the Sleeping Rooms

It would be great if every supplier would participate in having a gift delivered to the sleeping rooms.  There is a delivery fee of $75.00 for amenity delivery.    This will either be added to your registration or you will be billed separately for it.

We will collect the amenities and put them in bags to be delivered to the rooms.   It is not required, but would be nice if you would bring enough gifts for everyone to receive one.   We are hoping for 150 planners and 150 suppliers to attend (total 300).


We have sponsorship opportunities available to help you stand out at the show.  Contact  or click here for the list.


You have your choice of three hotels.   Most of our time will be in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.   Transportation from the hotels to the Rushmore Plaza will be provided complimentary.

The Adoba and Alex Johnson hotels are in downtown Rapid City, about 5 blocks apart.   They are both nice hotels but very different from each other.   The third hotel is the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.   It's sits next to the civic center but is currently under renovation.

All hotels are including a hot breakfast buffet with your room rate.    The Adoba and Alex Johnson  hotels also provide complimentary services such as self-parking, Wi-Fi,24 hour front desk, 24 hour fitness center, business center, USA Today, and airport transportation.   The Holiday Inn provides much of the above as well.

The room rate at all hotels is the same.   Rates apply 3 days prior and following the show.

Hotel Alex Johnson

Built in the Roaring Twenties by a railroader who had a flair for luxury and a deep appreciation of the Sioux Indian culture, the Hotel is a landmark of the downtown skyline. The Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is renowned for hosting six U.S Presidents, including Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford & Ronald Regan.  

The award-winning, service-oriented Hotel features the World’s largest Seattle’s Best Coffee, Paddy O’Neill’s Pub & Grill, Vertex Sky Bar, Alex Johnson’s Mercantile, Wicked Salon & Spa, entertainment and recreation.  Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, the Alex Johnson is safe walking distance to many specialty shops, restaurants, breweries, pubs, and even a movie theatre.

To make your room reservation, call 605-342-1210 and tell them you are with the CMCA 2014 Convention.    They will ask you if you are a planner or supplier.    The supplier rate is $139.00 per night  plus tax .   (Part of your rate is going to offset planner room costs so please don't book around the block).    If it's easier for you, you may also email your room request to Lynzie at    Lynzie is the Director of Sales.

Adoba Hotel

The Adoba Hotel Rapid City is a full service premier downtown lodging destination.  Newly designed guestrooms, locally inspired foods, sustainable initiatives, value added complimentary services and most importantly, outstanding customer service make the Adoba Hotel the place to stay while visiting Rapid City. 


Newly renovated guest rooms offer a fresh approach with a focus on functionality and sustainability.   Featuring LED lighting, recycled carpet tiles, murals from local photographers and eucalyptus bedding, the Adoba Hotel offers guests a truly refreshing stay. 


Complimentary Services to Enjoy:

·         Full Hot Breakfast served in the 3- Diamond Enigma Restaurant

·         High speed Wi-Fi (throughout the entire building)

·         Complimentary Airport Transportation

·         Business Center

·         Fitness Center

·         On-site Parking  (including Bus and RV)

·         24 Hour Front Desk with Concierge Services

·         USA Today

·         On-Site Dakota Best Gift Shop

To make your room reservation,  call 605-348-8300 or toll free at 855-732-3622.   Tell them you are a CMCA Supplier. The planner rate is $139.00 per night plus tax.   Part of your room rate is going to offset planner room costs so please don't book around the block.

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

The Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn offers so much for your attendees to see and do during their stay in the area; we are conveniently located next to the Civic Center and within easy walking distance to shopping, dining, museums and entertainment.

Your will know you have chosen a special place to stay when you enter the Rushmore Plaza’s impressive eight-story atrium, filled with plants that are native to the black hills, 60-foot waterfall and glass elevators. The hotel features 205 sleeping rooms, from our standard 2 double bed rooms to our magnificent Presidential suite, high-speed internet service, and a full-service restaurant and lounge.   You can take a closer look at our facility at or friend us on Facebook

 Your will enjoy the following amenities and services here at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn:

                     Convenient – Next to the Civic Center 
                     Full service Restaurant, Lounge and Room Service
                     Complimentary use of our exercise room
·                    Complimentary Parking
·                    Bellman Service
                     Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Sauna   
Same day valet/laundry service
                     Complimentary High-Speed Internet for Sleeping Rooms 
                     Caffe’ Amore – Coffee/Gift Shop
                     Business Center
                     Complimentary Airport Shuttle/based on availability, shuttle service within the city

 The best method to book sleeping rooms is to call our front desk directly at 605-348-4000.  Please ask for the CMCA Supplier Room Block or simply give them the block code of: CM8 to take advantage of the discounted block rate of $139.00 per night plus tax.  If it’s easier for you, you may also email your room request to Melissa at

If you have any trouble with your room reservation, contact or call her at 303-451-6678.

Parking:   Self-parking is complimentary.

Closest Airport:    Rapid City, SD is the closest airport.   The airport code is RAP.

If flying on United Airlines, we have a 3% discount code.    Book at and enter your Offer Code ZRTV533497 in the Offer Box when searching for your flights.

The airport is 12 miles from Rapid City.   It takes 10 - 15 minutes to get from the airport to the hotels.    The hotels provide complimentary airport transportation.

Dress Code
- The dress code for all events is casual.

See you in Rapid City, SD!


Contact Information

  • Phone: 303-451-6678, Email:

Payment Instructions

  • Please send payment to:

    Christian Meetings & Conventions Association
    P.O. Box 350757
    Westminster, CO  80035

    Credit cards are accepted but checks are preferred.

    If you wish to pay with a credit card, please call Jayne at 303-451-6678 with the credit card information.

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