It's being called the largest single hosting of meeting planners in Sioux Falls' history.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau says the 2013 Small Marketing Meetings Conference, SMMC for short, will be held in the city October 6-8.

The conference is expected to draw, at last count, 106 meeting planners and 117 suppliers from all around the country.

The CVB says the attendees represent association, corporate, government, insurance, religious and third-party planners.

Local organizers also say the show promotes smaller meeting destinations to planners and gives them an opportunity to see cities they may not have considered in the past.

Meeting sessions will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center with a welcoming reception at the Washington Pavilion and an evening reception at the Overlook Cafe at Falls Park.