Tag Archives: conventions

Spotlight On Meeting Professionals — 2016

Meeting professionals spend much of their time working behind the scenes, tending to details large and small, in order to keep meetings running smoothly. They also put a great deal of energy into designing events that are fun, engaging and memorable. So it is an honor and a privilege …

A Changing Landscape: Meetings Industry Building Boom Continues

A meetings-industry construction boom is taking place all over the South. Here’s an overview of what’s happening where and when . . .

On Target For 2016

ALABAMA

Huntsville: As part of a $70 million downtown redevelopment on the site of a former Holiday Inn, the Centre at Big Spring …

Top New & Renovated Awards For 2016 Announced

The Results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2016.

After more than 5,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 50 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations …

Voting Open For 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

Nominations are complete and voting is now underway for the 2015 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards.

Nominations for the annual awards, which closed October 11, are also selected from readers’ suggestions during the year. Those nominations are grouped state-by-state on the final ballot for the most creative and professional CVBs, conventions centers, hotels …

Large Event Facilities Offer Flexibility To Groups Of All Sizes

By Ashley Wright

From convention centers in large metropolitan areas that offer the hustle and bustle of urban life to expo halls in smaller towns with a slower pace and hometown charm, the South is filled with a variety of large event spaces that can meet the needs of …

Five Reasons Leadership Is Worth The Effort

By Jon Schmieder, CSEE

On one of our weekly date nights, my wife offered up a rather poignant statement. After a particularly rough day at the office, she said, “Sometimes being a leader really sucks.” For those in leadership positions, this surely isn’t a new concept. If you are a …

Texas Meeting Planning Guide, 2015-2016

Go Big At Your Next Meeting. Go Texas.

Texas offers a choice of exciting meeting locations as big as the state itself. With several diverse geographical regions, groups can explore the Old West in Big Bend Country, relax in the beauty of Hill Country and have fun in the …

It’s Winter-Spring Meeting Planning Season (Hint: Florida)

With the approach of the Fall season, it’s time for final planning of those Winter and Spring meetings and conferences. Which means a look at all those popular event venues of the Sunshine State.

Florida

Teeming with natural beauty and outdoor adventure, Florida has almost 1,200 miles of coastline …

Gwinnett Center Reaches Naming Rights Deal with Infinite Energy

Submitted by: Laura Craft / Ashley Biondich, The Reynolds Group, Inc.

Premier event and destination center to be officially renamed Infinite Energy Center

DULUTH, Ga. – (Aug. 14, 2015) – Infinite Energy secured the naming rights to Gwinnett Center today after a vote by the …

Winter Hot Spots: Great Places In the South To Escape Winter’s Chill

By T. WAYNE WATERS Temperatures continue to rise all over the nation, so it might be difficult right now to think about escaping winter’s icy grip. But winter will come and it’s the prime time for business meetings in many Southern destinations, where mild temperatures, reasonable rates and the prospect of no mosquitos (not to …

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