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    Southern Destinations Dial Up Their F&B Experiences

    World-Class Cuisine Using Local Products

    According to a survey released in late April 2017 by AAA, an estimated 22 million Americans expect to take a culinary-focused vacation in the next 12 months. Survey results showed that 75 percent of Americans feel that food and dining are an important part of their travel experiences and four in five say they have… Read more »

    Leverage Event Technology To Create WOW

    Interactive Exhibit

    Written by Chad Frank “Wow” has many meanings. Merriam-Webster’s definition is: 1. used to express a strong feeling (as pleasure or surprise) 2.  a striking success 3. to excite to enthusiastic admiration or approval. Wow is generated in different ways at conventions and conferences. What once wowed attendees doesn’t necessarily wow them today. Not all… Read more »

    10 Tips for Managing Your Time

    Time-Management

    Written By Contributing Editor Sherri Middleton Time seems to fly when you are having fun and it apparently flies faster when you are on a tight deadline. It’s that way for me anyway, so I thought I’d spend a few of my precious minutes to jot down some of the best time management advice I’ve… Read more »

Making Headlines

    New Name for the Lakeland Center

    RP Funding Center

    Lakeland, FL ― On May 23, 2017, the City of Lakeland announced that the Lakeland Center, formerly the Lakeland Civic Center, will now be known as the RP Funding Center. Not only is the FP Funding Center (formerly the Lakeland Center) the home to the Lakeland Magic, it is also known for hosting many events including… Read more »

    ConventionSouth Reveals the South’s 2017 “Top Hot Spots For Winter Events”

    Winter Events Hot Spots

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (May 22, 2017)— After a thorough review of our entire 16 state coverage area, our editorial team selected 20 destinations that they feel exemplify the ideal “Hot Spot for Winter Events”. These destinations were posted on the ConventionSouth Facebook page for voting. Our social media followers voted the following destinations as the… Read more »

    Charlotte Convention Center Enhances and Expands Free Wi-Fi

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    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.

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