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Charlotte Convention Center Enhances and Expands Free Wi-Fi


he Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) recently announced a two-phase investment towards interconnectivity at the Charlotte Convention Center. As part of the first phase, the new Wi-Fi bandwidth expands complimentary access previously available only in public areas to also include meeting rooms and ballrooms in the facility. In partnership with Smart City networks Charlotte has also tripled the available upload download speed in all of these areas.

A New Convention Complex is Coming to Springfield!


Not only did they Double Tree by Hilton recently win three awards (the 2016 Food & Beverage Award of Excellence, the 2016 Teaching Kids to CARE Award, and the 2016 Travel with Purpose Award), but they are also doubling meeting space!

Top Adventure Resorts Announced


The results are in for ConventionSouth’s list of the “Top Adventure Resorts.” In late February, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 51 resorts that exceed expectations by offering meeting and event attendees fun and exciting activities that add adventure to their meetings experience.

Global DMC Partners Launches Global Standardization Program

Global DMC Partners

Global DMC Partners, the leading global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), announces their Global Standardization Program. This program will help meeting professionals by simplifying the process of working with DMCs.

PM Hotel Group Announces Completion of Renovation of Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

RALEIGH, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE) – Officials of PM Hotel Group, a leading, national hotel management company, today announced that it has completed the multi-million renovation of the 353-room Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in North Carolina. This marks the first of four planned renovations the company expects to complete in 2017.

How You Can Help With Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief


With the wind-spread wildfire in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County area, thousands of people have already been displaced. Looking for a way to help, many individuals and organizations have stepped in to plan fundraisers and donation drives.

The South’s Top Cool Spots For Summer Events


The votes are in! ConventionSouth’s readers and Facebook fans have selected their top 10 picks for “The South’s Cool Spots For Summer Events.” In late October, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 35 meetings destinations that are well fit for summer meetings as they offer escape from the summer heat. From… Read more »

2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

ConventionSouth's Readers' Choice Award

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. After more than 4,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 250 meeting sites and destinations in the South. Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2016 December Annual Awards Issue.