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 2021 Visit NC 365 Conference is virtual this year (online only) and registration is complimentary. More information on speakers, agenda, sponsors, lodging, presentations and more can be found here.

Watch: Mid-Year Marketing Update – August 11, 2021

Visit NC provides an overview on the status of the industry, consumer mindsets, current and planned marketing initiatives, co-op opportunities and information on new federal grant programs. This webinar is the first in a series of virtual Mid-Year Marketing Updates for NC tourism industry partners and allies (originally streamed August 11, 2021).

More Visit NC Webinars

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.

2021 Calendar of Events

NC Sports Assn. Membership Meeting

Amanda Baker

Ideal Living Expo

1/30/21 - 1/31/21
Virtual - Long Island, NY
Andre Nabors

Ideal Living Expo

2/20/21 - 2/21/21
Virtual - Stamford, CT
Andre Nabors

Ideal Living Expo

2/27/21 - 2/28/21
Virtual - Tysons Corner, VA
Andre Nabors

Visit NC 365 Conference

4/21/21 - 4/22/21

NC Sports Assn. Board Meeting

Amanda Baker

TTRA International Conference

6/14/21 - 6/16/21

ABA Marketplace OnDemand

6/19/21 - 6/21/21

U.S. Travel Assn. ESTO

8/6/21 - 8/9/21
Grand Rapids, MI

U.S. Travel Assn. IPW

9/18/21 - 9/22/21
Las Vegas, NV

STS Connections

9/26/21 - 9/29/21
Spartanburg, SC

Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference

October 2021 - exact date TBD
Richmond, VA

Travel & Adventure Show

10/16/21 - 10/17/21
Atlanta, GA
Andre Nabors

Travel South International Showcase

11/28/21 - 12/3/21
New Orleans, LA

2022 Calendar of Events

Marketing Outlook Forum

2/7/22 - 2/9/21
Bethesda, MD

STS Domestic Showcase

2/13/22 - 2/15/21
Virginia Beach, VA