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Reasons to Meet in Charlotte

With easy accessibility, unique venues and exciting attractions, Charlotte is a top-notch meetings destination.
Flanking both sides of the Charlotte Convention Center you'll find The Westin and Hilton Charlotte Center City.  Both properties are mere steps away from the Convention Center doors.
Flanking both sides of the Charlotte Convention Center you'll find The Westin and Hilton Charlotte Center City. Both properties are mere steps away from the Convention Center doors.

Charlotte has the advantages of a first-tier city without the hassle, making the Queen City an attractive meetings destination. Here are some of the top reasons to choose Charlotte for your group’s next meeting or event:

Getting Here is Easy

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a hub for US Airways, meaning nonstop flights to over 130 destinations across the globe.  This state-of-the-art airport has every modern convenience and over 700 daily departures.

Unbeatable Accommodations, Meeting Spaces & Venues

From the Charlotte Convention Center to meeting spaces in fine art museums and posh hotels, Charlotte can suit any group – regardless of size or budget.  Accommodations include everything from B&Bs to rustic resorts to high-rise hotels.  For a glimpse at the full-service properties in Uptown Charlotte click here.  

Right to Work State

North Carolina is a right to work state, meaning you'll save money on labor costs by hosting your event in Charlotte.

Access to an Experienced & Versatile Staff

Visit Charlotte and the Charlotte Convention Center are both part of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.  This means you interact with one company to fulfill multiple needs.  We also operate the NASCAR Hall of Fame which is connected to the Charlotte Convention Center and offers a very unqiue setting for an event or reception. 

Unique Attractions & Activities

Active attendees can break for kayaking, whitewater rafting or canyon zip-lining at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a renowned outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility.  For a dose of history, attendees can visit Historic Latta Plantation, a restored 19th-century cotton plantation and living history farm. At the Billy Graham Library, interactive kiosks and memorabilia take visitors on a journey through the life and faith of the world’s most influential evangelist and adviser to eight presidents.  For something really exhilarating, attendees can head to Carowinds, the self-proclaimed “thrill capital of the Southeast.” The 15+ thrill rides include roller coasters, giant swings and a 160-foot drop tower.

Fabulous Nightlife

The NC Music Factory is Charlotte’s newest venue with live music, trendy nightclubs, hip bars, upscale dining and a comedy club, all in one location. Meanwhile, the EpiCentre is a hub for shopping, dining and entertainment.  Both venues are located in Uptown Charlotte and are easily accessable.