We really miss meetings here in the Raleigh area.
We miss seeing you catch up with the colleagues that you see only once a year at your annual conference. We miss hearing you talk about new developments in your industry and the displays of new products in the exhibit hall. We miss the low hum of conversation in the hallways and lobbies of the Raleigh Convention Center and at our hotels.
We miss watching you spill out of the convention center at lunchtime to take over downtown Raleigh restaurants. We miss seeing your matching name tags and your banners and shuttles picking up and dropping off...we miss it all.
At Visit Raleigh, we consider this period of time nothing but a pause. We'll all be back at it pretty soon, and the ebb and flow of groups coming and going will return.
In fact, the Raleigh Convention Center and other meeting venues are already preparing to reopen when possible. (And currently, even meetings of 25 are allowed indoors, and meetings of 50 are allowed outdoors, all with social distancing and with healthy guidelines in place.)
In addition, many area restaurants and hotels have been certified through the statewide Count on Me NC program, which teaches hospitality businesses how to ensure the best and safest practices when serving guests. Unique meeting sites and event service suppliers have also been certified in the program.
What's up in Raleigh, N.C.: Safe things to do and dining right now
Check out the articles below for downtime ideas, news on what's opening soon for meeting attendees and more. Read even more here!