Rendezvous South

Dates & Location Announced for RS2023!

We’re going to The Smoky Mountains in Blount County, TN February 27 – March 1, 2023!

Relaxed & Intimate

Event planners and destination teams from across the South come together annually for this limited-attendance, boutique-style event which features all the charms of a unique Southern destination. Known for its relaxed, small-group setting and exceptional personalized service, Rendezvous South inspires warm friendships and lasting business relationships that continue long after the grand finale!

Meaningful Appointments

Rendezvous South’s unique format allows planners to meet with multiple stakeholders from each destination simultaneously during lengthy, qualified appointments throughout the event. Each “Destination Team” includes representatives from area CVBs, hoteliers and meeting venues giving planners the opportunity to quickly identify the destinations and venues that are best-suited to host their events!

Real Relationship Building

At Rendezvous South, attendees can extend their conversations beyond the meeting room at several fun, laid back networking events that take place in unique and inspiration locations throughout the host city!


To qualify to attend this event, meeting and event planners must actively plan meeting and events that are held in the South, and must currently be seeking new destinations to host their events. To receive an invitation, please complete the Planner Qualification Form.

For more information on receiving an exclusive invitation, contact us at or (800) 968-0712


Rendezvous South is an exclusive, limited event for both meeting planners and destinations. A destination team typically includes key decision makers from each city such as a CVB rep, a convention center rep and a host hotel rep.
If you are interested in attending Rendezvous South, please complete the Destination Registration Form or contact Tiffany Burtnett at or Ashley Strickland at

**$4,000 Registration Fee covers a Destination Team of up to 3 individuals. Each additional individual is an additional $500 per person.


“I would like to visit some of the destinations represented at this event because I otherwise would not have considered them for my programs. I like making the connections to build the new relationships and continue with former prospects to eventually host a program in those areas.”
Tami Maynard, Council on Occupational Education

“After hearing about about Rendezvous South from Loretta Howard at the Irving, Texas CVB, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to visit with representatives from several places, at one time in one place. This event will allow me to network not only with those involved in the facility but also with other meeting planners, without too much time away from my daily schedule. It will provide a much more efficient use of my travel expenses.”
Selina Mirza, Texas Floodplain Management Association



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