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Expo to Provide Insight to Planning Events in Louisville Metro

Friday February 4, 2005

Whether it’s a corporate event, neighborhood block party, charity walk, wedding reception or church picnic, individuals that plan events in Louisville Metro can learn about the services available to make their event successful at the Mayor’s Event Expo.

The free expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Halls 1-A and 1-B.

Attendees can learn about Metro Government event services, such as

How to get a street-closure permit;

Requirements regarding food permits or alcohol sales;

How to reserve a Metro Parks shelter;

Where to rent bleachers, waste baskets or portable toilets;

Permits required to hold a parade;

Regulations for charitable gaming.

Exhibitors will include a variety of event services, including caterers, decorators, novelty suppliers, audio-visual services, staging companies, event venues, printers and entertainers.
“Louisville is a wonderful city for celebrations, and we want to help our residents host successful and enjoyable events,” Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “The Event Expo will bring together in one place all the Metro Government services available for events, as well as provide an opportunity to network with many event vendors and suppliers.”

Some caterers will provide samples and other event suppliers will provide demonstrations including jugglers, Radio Disney’s Extreme Team, and acoustic musicians.

Attendees will receive a copy of the 2005 Mayor’s Special Events Handbook, copies of 2005 event permits, continental breakfast and an expo T-shirt. Children may attend with registered parents. For information or advance registration, call 394-9930.
If you go…

The Kentucky International Convention Center is located downtown at Fourth and Jefferson streets, 221 S. Fourth St. The Mayor’s Event Expo is taking place in Halls 1-A and 1-B near the Fourth St. lobby.

Free parking is availably in the nearby Galleria Garage on 5th and Liberty streets, and at metered spaces on adjoining streets. There are also a number of nearby privately operated parking garages and surface lots that may charge to park. The convention center is also TARC accessible.