2021

Charlotte Meeting Planners Guide

A Message from CEO Tom Murray

On behalf of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) and the Charlotte community, I want to extend to you the warm and welcoming spirit that is deeply rooted in our city’s DNA. It is our goal to make you feel instantly at home in this ever-evolving city.

Charlotte has proven its ability to safely and successfully host large and complex events thanks to a spirit of collaboration and strong partnerships across the region. Whatever type or size event you are considering hosting here in the Queen City, you’ll find several competitive advantages that make the Charlotte region a one-of-a-kind, dynamic site for visiting groups.

The structure of the CRVA is rare in the industry and one of its strongest attributes. The organization encompasses destination promotion, sales and marketing, as well as venue management of its brands, including the Charlotte Convention Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame and Bojangles Entertainment Complex. Meeting planners have the benefit of a consolidated effort that works cohesively on their behalf. From sales staff to convention center employees and other CRVA advocates, meeting planners are connected seamlessly with a dedicated team that has the common goal of meeting and surpassing expectations. We refer to this approach as “One CRVA.” Our organization is continuously striving to produce operational efficiencies that create enjoyable, memorable customer experiences.

When guests are here, they find much to explore—passionate people from all walks of life, distinctive neighborhoods, a vibrant arts and culture scene, delicious cuisine and a natural beauty that invites you outside. We boast one-of-a-kind attractions such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The city’s compact, walkable cityscape, accessibility and convenience of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, climate, affordability and the city’s safety are all distinct competitive advantages that influence meeting planners to choose Charlotte.

We would be honored to host your event in the Queen City. With our “One CRVA” advantage and with so much to experience in Charlotte, you will be beyond satisfied with the royal treatment you and your attendees receive.

Tom Murray
Chief Executive Officer
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA)

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