Travel & Accommodation

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. It is the anchor city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri border. Kansas City was founded in the 1830’s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850, the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter. The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south. Kansas City is also known for its cuisine (including its distinctive style of barbecue) and its craft breweries.

Hotel Accommodations: 

Located in the heart of downtown, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is encompassed by Hallmark’s Crown Center. This city within a city offers guests 85 acres of shops, restaurants, and theatres—all of which can be accessed from within the hotel. Begin your day with laps in the outdoor heated swimming pool before buckling down for business in our 53,873 square feet of meeting facilities. A whirlpool, sauna, and tennis courts fill your stay with activities to help you feel your best.

Our 724 spacious guest rooms and suites leave guests feeling amazingly refreshed. With our Westin Heavenly® Bed, High Speed Internet Access, and WestinWORKOUT® Rooms, we help guests stay fit, productive, and well-rested throughout their stay.

A discounted rate of $153.00 USD will be available from Sunday, August 12 to Friday, August 17. If you wish to extend your stay, the reduced rate will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the event date (subject to availability). Early booking is recommended.

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Traveling to The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center:  

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road. Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (1) (816) 474-4400 

Please contact the following for any transportation needs:

Overland Chauffeured Services
toll free 1-800-575-4845
direct – 913-381-3504

Please indicate that you are attending the ISHPMIE conference to receive a discounted fare.   



From Kansas City International Airport 

  • Take Interstate 29 South to Highway 169 South.
  • Continue on Highway 169 South across the Broadway Bridge over the Missouri River.
  • Hwy 169 becomes Broadway (do not turn right).
  • Follow Broadway 18 blocks to Pershing Road.
  • Turn left on Pershing Road.
  • The hotel is less than 1 mile ahead on the right.
  • Approximately 25 minutes

From South 

  • Take Interstate 35 North.
  • Take the Broadway exit, then turn right.
  • Go 12 blocks to Pershing Road, then turn left.
  • Proceed 3 blocks.
  • The hotel is on the right, just past Main Street.

From West

  • Take Interstate 70 to Interstate 670 East (left exit).
  • Proceed 1 mile.
  • Take Interstate 35 South to the 20th Street exit (the first exit).
  • Take a left on 20th Street.
  • Take a right on Main Street.
  • Take a right on Pershing Road. The hotel is on the left.

From East

  • Take Interstate 70 West into the city.
  • Exit onto Interstate 670 West (left exit) and proceed 1 mile.
  • Take the Broadway exit and turn left.
  • Go 12 blocks to Pershing Road and turn left.
  • The hotel is ahead 3 blocks on the right.

What kind of documentation is required to travel to Kansas City, Missouri, USA?
All participants are required to have a valid government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.  A valid passport is required for all Non – US Citizens. Citizens of other countries require a passport, and possibly a visa.  

Foreign travelers to the United States for short visits, for example tourism, vacation, visiting family and friends, or medical treatment, need visitor visas unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. 

Please visit for more detailed information and passport application forms.

If you require an invitation letter to attend this event, please email for assistance.

What is the weather like in Kansas City, Missouri, USA?
Average temperatures during August in Kansas City, Missouri are a High of 85 degrees (Fahrenheit) and a Low of 71 degrees (Fahrenheit).

What is the time difference between New York, New York and Kansas City, Missouri, USA?
Kansas City is in the Central Standard Time Zone (CST), therefore, when it is 12:00 PM (noon) in New York, it is 11:00 AM in Kansas City.

What is the official Currency of Kansas City, Missouri, USA?
The official currency in Kansas City, Missouri, USA is the United States dollar. Major credit cards are accepted in most areas, but visitors are advised to check with the vendor before a purchase is made. Cash machines with 24-hour access are available in many convenient locations.

What is the recommended dress attire?
Business casual; closed toe shoes must be worn to attend Large-Scale Explosions Demonstration.