Conferences & Events

Visit North Carolina organizes and manages collaboration between its leadership, staff and industry partners year-round. These conferences and events aim to provide knowledge for partners to help leverage North Carolina’s strengths and stretch marketing dollars for greater visitation through collaboration. Below are specific annual events and initiatives to share information and promote partnership within North Carolina’s travel and tourism industry.

Visit NC 365 Conference on Tourism

The annual Visit North Carolina 365 Conference is the state's premier travel industry event. Bringing together more than 500 of the state’s tourism industry leaders, the conference provides opportunities to catch up on the latest trends and issues facing the travel industry, hear insights from industry experts and network with other travel and tourism professionals.

The Visit North Carolina 365 Conference program includes:

  • Signature keynote addresses
  • Informative educational sessions
  • Issues forum
  • Preview of Visit North Carolina’s strategic marketing plan and co-op opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Valuable interaction with peers and media partners

Visit NC 365 is held in the spring of each year at conference centers and destinations across the state. The 2020 Visit NC 365 Conference is March 22 - 24, 2020, at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. More information on speakers, agenda, sponsors, lodging, presentations and more can be found here.

Regional Listening Tours

In addition to regular travel and communication with partners throughout the year, the Visit North Carolina team makes a special effort in September and October to visit partners across the state for a midyear update.

For additional information on Visit NC 365 Conference & Regional Listening Tours, contact Dana Grimstead at 919-447-7761.

2020 Calendar of Events

ABA Marketplace

1/10/20 - 1/14/20
Omaha, NE

Ideal Living Expo

1/11/20 - 1/12/20
Long Island, NY
Andre Nabors

NY Times Travel Show

1/24/20 - 1/26/20
New York, NY
Andre Nabors

NC Assn. of Festivals & Events ShowFest

1/25/20 - 1/27/20
Charlotte, NC

NC Sports Assn. Membership Meeting

1/28/20 - 1/28/20
Durham, NC
Amanda Baker

Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference

2/4/20 - 2/6/20
Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
St. Petersburg, FL

STS Connections

2/10/20 - 2/12/20
Little Rock, AR

Ideal Living Expo

2/15/20 - 2/16/20
Stamford, CT
Andre Nabors

Travel & Adventure Show

2/29/20 - 3/1/20
Atlanta, GA
Andre Nabors

Ideal Living Expo

2/29/20 - 3/1/20
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA
Andre Nabors

Travel & Adventure Show

3/7/20 - 3/8/20
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Andre Nabors

Travel South Domestic Showcase

3/8/20 - 3/11/20
Baton Rouge, LA

Travel & Adventure Show

3/14/20 - 3/15/20
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Andre Nabors

Visit NC 365 Conference

3/22/20 - 3/24/20
Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

NC Sports Assn. Board Meeting

6/4/20 - 6/4/20
Carolina Beach, NC
Amanda Baker

TTRA International Conference

6/16/20 - 6/19/20
Victoria British Columbia, Canada