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 mile on a day-to-day basis. We want to shine the spotlight on some of the planners we work with to host meetings and conventions in venues throughout the Raleigh, N.C., area.

This month, Visit Raleigh director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE, and assistant director of convention services Tammy Jeffries, CGSP®, are thrilled to recognize the planning team from nCino, a cloud-based banking software company based in Wilmington, N.C.:

Shelby Lee Keiser, senior conference and event specialist; Alice Cox, conference and event coordinator; and Kathryn Cook, vice president - marketing and communications (pictured left to right above).

This rockstar trio—along with the planning team at Your Conference Connection (YCC, a conference planning and management company)—helped nCino bring their annual user conference, nSight, to Raleigh for the first time in 2018 (and it was a smashing success!). nSight 2018 brought 800 attendees from 160 different financial institutions and seven countries across the globe to the Raleigh Convention Center for three days of keynotes, content and conversations.

Raleigh Convention Center

According to Harrell, nSight 2018 created a space that was conducive to customer engagement and productive educational opportunities, plus provided an experience for attendees that was unique to the City of Oaks. Thanks to a fantastic partnership built upon trust and clear communication, an abundance of positive comments about the conference were heard all week long by the staff at the Raleigh Convention Center, Visit Raleigh, nCino and YCC.

Not ones to settle, the planning committee for nSight 2019 has big plans for when the conference returns to the capital city in May of this year. Harrell credits nCino's "super-organized, outside-the-box way of thinking" for what's expected to be the biggest nSight conference ever—more than 1,000 attendees, filling up hotels in downtown Raleigh, will come together to hear innovative ideas and gain actionable insights. And thanks to a commitment to leading an experience-based conference, attendees this year will be treated to a special evening event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (consistently ranked among the most-visited attractions in the state, and celebrating an incredible 140 years in 2019!), located just a handful of blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center.

Visit Raleigh sends a huge thank you to Shelby Lee, Alice, Kathryn and everyone else involved in putting on a first-class conference and helping us provide an awesome visitor experience in Raleigh, N.C. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next month!