Downtown Branson Hosting Conklin National Convention

Branson Convention Center

Conklin Company Inc., which is a manufacturing and distribution company with headquarters in Kansas City, is hosting its 2021 National Convention at the Branson Convention Center Feb. 4-6.

The 2021 convention, open to Conklin’s company leaders and many independent distributors, is themed “Let Freedom Ring.” The event features keynotes from motivational speakers, authors and dignitaries like Ken Davis and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.

The convention’s entertainers include Christian musicians The Ball, actress and singer Marry Millben, “The Voice” Season 9 contestant Jordan Smith and Branson favorite Dino Karsonakis.

Free Trolley for Convention Attendees

The convention’s hundreds of participants are invited to take advantage of the free RideSparky trolley to explore Historic Downtown Branson. The Convention Center Trolley Stop is conveniently located across Sycamore St. from the center’s main entrance.

Riders are required to wear face coverings while on public transportation according to CDC guidance and local and federal rules.

More information is available at

About the Branson Convention Center’s Venue Shield COVID protocols

The Branson Convention Center is working hard to provide a safe environment for clients, visitors, guests and staff. In addition to arranging seats and tables to provide appropriate distancing, the facility is providing:

  • Increased signage outlining advisable precautions (e.g. frequent handwashing, safety recommendations, etc.)
  • Regular cleaning of high touch point areas such as, escalator handrails, stair railings, door handles, purchase devices and elevator buttons with CDC recommended products.
  • Regular cleaning and sanitizing of facility public spaces and rest rooms.
  • Adding additional hand sanitizer stations in various locations throughout the facility.

More information about these efforts and the ASM Venue Shield initiative is available at