What will tourism in Wake County look like post-COVID? 

Will we be able to reestablish the momentum we had in 2019 (the county’s best year ever), or will we have to reinvent? We already know, with the addition of hybrid and virtual, the meetings landscape has changed, maybe forever. What other trends and developments in the tourism industries and in our area hospitality community must we be ready to address?

We are hoping you will join us as we discuss these issues and more at the Bureau’s first hybrid Annual Meeting:

The Next Normal
Perspectives from industry thought leaders
about tourism's rebound in Wake County

on Thurs., Aug. 19, 2021, at 10am 
In-person: A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Virtually: Provided by Atlas Production Group

During the session, GRCVB’s president and CEO Dennis Edwards will deliver his annual State of Wake County Tourism report, and we will present the Thad Eure Jr. and John B. Ross Jr. awards for 2021.

This year’s memorial and leadership awards will be presented to:

  • Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award: Lynn D. Minges, president and CEO, North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • John B. Ross Jr. Leadership Award: Mark Doble, CEO, Aviator Brewing

The meeting agenda also will include a panel discussion with industry leaders addressing the questions above. Time will be allowed after the presentation for questions and answers.

In-person or virtually:
You may choose to attend in person or virtually. The registration fee for either option is $20.

Register to attend in person  Register to attend virtually

If you register to attend virtually, you will receive a link to login virtually on Wed., Aug. 18, 2021. 

We hope you will be able to join us!

Event sponsors:

Annual meeting sponsors