Charlotte’s Development Isn’t Standing Still During the Pandemic

While many destinations were scrambling just to stay afloat during the pandemic, Charlotte, North Carolina, was anything but idle, welcoming a number of major facilities and also the Religious Conference Management Association’s Emerge in-person convention in March.

“[Emerge] was the first convention we’ve hosted since the pandemic and it was a great event,” said Mike Butts, executive director of Visit Charlotte. “So, we’re back on track, open for business and things are going in the right direction. We showed how to do a meeting in a safe environment with all the protocols in place, and at the same time it was a learning lab for all of these meetings and convention planners to see how they do this now.”