Meetings & Conventions in Raleigh, N.C.

This is work? You may forget you’re getting so much done when every amenity is at your fingertips. That’s the kind of meeting you can plan on when you book our state-of-the-art Raleigh Convention Center. Every element has been designed for your convenience and indulgence—right down to being connected to not one but three top-notch hotels.

At the convention center or any of our smaller meeting site venues, you'll be surrounded by engaging hangouts, shopping districts and culture spots, too, so reward yourself with a Broadway show, pro hockey game or ice-cold craft brew when work is over.

Meeting Planners Notebook

What’s New in Raleigh, N.C.

More growth, a new major flight for RDU International Airport As the fourth quarter of 2018 begins, the number of people boarding planes at RDU International Airport is up 10.3 percent over 2017, a record-setting year that saw more than 11.6 million total passengers...

Where to Meet

Officially open as of Oct. 2018, Junction West is Raleigh, N.C.'s newest bar and event space. Tucked into the heart of downtown Raleigh , Junction West—with more than 3,000 square feet of...

The relationship between Visit Raleigh team members and a meeting planner is one based on strong partnership, and we are incredibly lucky to work with planners and local connectors who go the extra...

Meeting Districts

Meeting and event strategists can choose between five separate meeting districts across the Raleigh, N.C., area. Each has its own personality and combination of features and may be just the right fit for your next event!

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Airport District

Here’s one obvious advantage of the Airport District–you are close to RDU International Airport so your attendees can have a very short commute to your meeting hotel!

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Cary District

When your must-have list includes charming and renowned quality of life, you’ll want to plan your event surrounded by everything Cary, N.C., has to offer.

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Downtown District

Anchored by the LEED Silver-certified, 500,000-square-foot Raleigh Convention Center, the downtown Raleigh meeting district is full of energy and vibrant, Southern culture.

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Midtown District

The Midtown District includes two compact, walkable areas with meeting hotels, restaurants, shopping and things to do.

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Raleigh North District

This popular meeting planner pick features two meeting hotels, delicious dining and more.

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The Raleigh Convention Center is home to stimulating design, inspiring culture and superior service. View More

Flip through our Meeting Planners Guide for a comprehensive look at Raleigh, N.C., as a meeting destination. View More