Check Out the South’s Small Market Meeting Destinations in our July Issue!

Small Markets in the South are packing a punch and producing big time results when it comes to meetings and events. You can learn about the characteristics that make these destinations appealing in the July issue of ConventionSouth.

Additionally, here’s some Bonus Content about some Small Markets in the South:

Relationship Building 101

Relationships are a fundamental component to client retention. Destination professionals offer tips on building the kind of rapport that keeps meeting planners coming back.

“I believe learning as much as you can about an organization is critical. Meeting professionals and organizations appreciate us doing our research. Building rapport …

International Women’s Day Spotlight: Tami Maynard

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. (It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.)

As part of this celebration, the team at ConventionSouth Media Group wishes to honor all women in the meetings and events …

Planner Profile: Terry Schmidt

Having served in the U.S. Navy, Terry Schmidt liked to connect with his former shipmates. However, his civilian job, selling information technology to the U.S. Marine Corps, kept him too busy to attend gatherings of the Naval Reserve Recruiter Association (NRRA), until he retired in 2012. He …

Super Spots for Summer Events

A variety of research indicates that many benefits can be derived from spending time outdoors. Whether engaging in vigorous outdoor activities or just taking a stroll, most people find that their stress levels are reduced, while their creative skills are enhanced. Adding an outdoor element to group gatherings is …

Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue


The 2017 hurricane season may be over for the southern U.S., but many people are still reeling from the impact of this year’s major storms. As those who were affected by one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons on record continue to deal with the loss of lives, …

Top 5 Tips for Golf Tournament Planners

It’s official: more and more planners are seeing the value in having a tournament as part of their event. Golf pros and meeting professionals at prestigious golf venues across the South have some advice for planners who are curious about adding a tournament to their events. …

Using Music to Energize Corporate Presentations

Executives, by and large, expect your presentation to be boring. It’s why they ask for the exec summaries up front––so if they have to zone off, they’re still covered. So how do you signal to them, right away, that yours is different? One of the easiest ways is …

Technology Trends That Will Drive Future Events

Today’s conventions and trade shows are not your fathers’ events. So much has changed, and event technology has been one of the most dominant change agents, driven mostly by the advent of metrics to measure trade show investment dollars.

Now, event technologies that were not available 20 …

Planner Profile: Samantha Vogel, CMP

Q&A with Samantha Vogel, CMP
Manager, Meetings and Travel, GameStop

While teaching 11th grade English, Samantha Vogel came to the realization that the type of work she most loved was to design and create unique experiences. Ultimately, this realization led to a career in the meetings and events …


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