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.

Visit NC 365 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.

2019 Calendar of Events

MPI-CC Meeting

7/18/19 - 7/19/19
North Charleston, SC
Christine Irwin christine@themanagementoffice.com

AENC Annual Meeting

7/20/19 - 7/22/19
Charlotte, NC

BRNHA Gather 'Round the Blue Ridge

8/6/19 - 8/6/19
A-B Tech CC Conference Center, Asheville, NC

NC Civil War Trails Western Regional Meeting

8/7/19 - 8/7/19
Asheville, NC
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Visit NC TRAC

8/8/19 - 8/8/19
Belmont, NC
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

NC Coast Host Meeting

8/9/19 - 8/9/19
Clinton, NC
Sierra Jones sjones@greenvillenc.gov

Student and Youth Travel Association Conference

8/9/19 - 8/13/19
Birmingham, AL

Visit NC Travel & Tourism Board Meeting

8/13/19 - 8/13/19
Legislative Building, RM 423, Raleigh, NC

ESTO

8/17/19 - 8/20/19
Austin, TX

Connect Sports Conference

8/26/19 - 8/29/19
Louisville, KY

Visit NC In-State Media Mission

9/9/19 - 9/9/19
Transfer Co. Food Hall, Raleigh, NC
Eleanor Talley eleanor.talley@visitnc.com

Blue Ridge Parkway Assn. Fall Meeting

9/9/19 - 9/10/19
Floyd, VA
Tubby Kubik tubbykubik@blueridgeparkway.org

NCTIA Tourism Leadership Conference

9/11/19 - 9/12/19
Embassy Suites, Concord, NC

EDPNC All-Staff

9/12/19 - 9/12/19
Food Bank, Raleigh, NC

NC/SC Recreation & Parks Conference

9/16/19 - 9/18/19
Myrtle Beach, SC

NCMA Regional Meeting

9/18/19 - 9/22/19
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Ideal Living Expo

9/21/19 - 9/22/19
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Ideal Living Expo

9/29/19 - 9/29/19
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Marketing Outlook Forum

10/7/19 - 10/9/19
Bethesda, MD

Civil War Trails Meeting

10/29/19 - 10/30/19
Charleston, WV
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

World Travel Market

11/6/19 - 11/8/19
London, UK

AARC Annual Conference

11/6/19 - 11/8/19
Chattanooga, TN

AENC Fall Conference

11/7/19 - 11/8/19
Cary, NC
Madi McDougald madi@aencnet.org

TEAMS Conference

11/11/19 - 11/14/19
Anaheim, CA

Visit NC Travel & Tourism Board Meeting

11/19/19 - 11/19/19
VNC/EDPNC Offices, Cary, NC

Travel South International Showcase

12/2/19 - 12/5/19
St. Louis, MO

NTA Travel Exchange

12/8/19 - 12/12/19
Fort Worth, TX

AENC Annual Showcase

12/12/19 - 12/12/19
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC
Madi McDougald madi@aencnet.org

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 andre.nabors@visitnc.com

NY Times Travel Show

1/24/20 - 1/26/20
New York, NY
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

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 amanda.baker@visitnc.com

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 andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Travel & Adventure Show

2/29/20 - 3/1/20
Atlanta, GA
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Ideal Living Expo

2/29/20 - 3/1/20
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

Travel & Adventure Show

3/7/20 - 3/8/20
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Andre Nabors andre.nabors@visitnc.com

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 andre.nabors@visitnc.com

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 amanda.baker@visitnc.com

TTRA International Conference

6/16/20 - 6/19/20
Victoria British Columbia, Canada
info@ttra.com