Wish You Were Here

We've really missed meetings here in the Raleigh area.

We've missed seeing you catch up with the colleagues that you see only once a year at your annual conference. We've missed hearing you talk about new developments in your industry and the displays of new products in the exhibit hall. We've missed the low hum of conversation in the hallways and lobbies of the Raleigh Convention Center and at our hotels.

We've missed watching you spill out of the convention center at lunchtime to take over downtown Raleigh restaurants. We've missed seeing your matching name tags and your banners and shuttles picking up and dropping off...we've missed it all.

At Visit Raleigh, we consider this period of time nothing but a pause for meetings of all sizes. We'll all be back at it pretty soon with bigger conferences, and the ebb and flow of groups coming and going will return.

In fact, the Raleigh Convention Center and other meeting venues are already opening back up.

GBAC Star LogoAnd on top of that, the Raleigh Convention Center campus—also including the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and Red Hat Amphitheater—was just Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ facility accredited, making it the first multi-venue complex in N.C. to achieve the prestigious accreditation. Read more

Count on Me NCIn 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.

Contact us any time if you have questions about planning a meeting in Raleigh, N.C., whether your meeting is this year, next or beyond.

And click here to submit a RFP, if you're ready!

Check back here frequently for news and information about openings and other opportunities. We believe with all our hearts there are great days ahead, and Raleigh, N.C.’s welcome mat is always out for you!


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