Memphis' Mighty Lights Bridge over the Mississippi River

Meet in Memphis

Our $200M convention center modernization just debuted with full safety protocols for your delegates’ peace of mind . . . all in a boutique, yet affordable, destination. Make a selection below to start imagining your meeting in Memphis.


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If you’ve ever planned an event in Memphis, you might not recognize it the next time you see it. This river city is on the rise, starting with a $200M modernization of the Renasant Convention Center. Scroll to learn more.

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Beale Street Flippers | Alex Shansky

Why Planners Love Memphis

“I figured out along the way that Memphis shines because of the people. Hands-down, the city is soulful with music, but it is also soul-filled with people who are easy in their warm and caring welcome.”

Tracey M. Lankford
Regional Sales Director, Prestige

Sun Studio | David Meany

Why Planners Love Memphis

“I jumped at the chance to visit Memphis as part of a new event we were planning. Memphis didn’t let me down. Its friendliness, compactness and visitor offerings make it a perfect place to explore. The music heritage is so deep, you could lose yourself for a week learning more about the city’s role in music history, and its tours, attractions and nightlife are captivating.”

Steven Small
Brand Director, Routes & ASM

Skyline | Phillip Van Zandt

Why Planners Love Memphis

“Planning a conference for close to 1,000 people with over 45 sessions, a tradeshow and several events takes a team of professionals and that is exactly what you will get when working with Memphis Tourism.

From the first phone call to the completion of the program, we experienced a team that worked hard to understand our needs. The sales staff takes a very personal approach and worked with us every step of the way, not just at contract signing. Our conference manager was innovative, kept every promise and was always there.”

Jan Aument
​National Oral Health Conference Event Professional

National Civil Rights Museum / Raphael Tenschert

Why Planners Love Memphis

“For our medical group, Memphis was a perfect choice because of its historical relevance for African Americans and the ability to visit great places relevant to that history, as well as to partner with suppliers that genuinely cared about our conference attendees having a rewarding experience.

Really loved the experience and looking forward to going back again with other groups and conferences to this warm and authentic city!”
Dr. Pat Newton
President, Newton-Thoth, Inc. International Meeting Planners

Beale Street at Twilight | Phillip Van Zandt

Why Planners Love Memphis

“The selection of Memphis for our 2018 conference was one of the best decisions that I have made in a long time. Great pre-conference assistance from Memphis Tourism. Our location right off Beale Street was great; food, music, attractions were all terrific.
There is one thing that surpassed all: the graciousness of the people of Memphis. I have been in all 50 states and over 70 countries.  I can name few places where I felt a more genuine welcome and warmth. This is a hidden gem of a conference location.”

Tim Moravec
Chair, 2018 Marketing Conference, Incentive Manufacturers & Representatives Alliance

Duck March at Peabody Hotel | Alex Shansky

Why Planners Love Memphis

“Memphis proved to be a great host for our conference of 350 attendees. Downtown offered us a wide variety of restaurants and bars all within walking distance of The Peabody hotel.
The city has all the great attributes of a large metropolitan community but with the added bonus of a small-town feel. My attendees appreciated the opportunity to visit a city that is filled with culture, history and live music at a great price!

Lauren Dollerschell
Senior Meeting Planner, American Land Title Association

Graceland Mansion | Andrea Zucker

Why Planners Love Memphis

“Memphis was an absolutely FABULOUS city for a conference! So fabulous in fact that this was our largest meeting ever.
The proximity of the airport to downtown Memphis and the ability to visit Graceland as an extra activity was a huge plus. Our experience in Memphis was a win and I can see our meeting returning in the future.”

Brandi Gerew, CAE, CMP
Senior Association Manager, Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc.


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Why Memphis?



Memphis is in the midst of a $200M convention center modernization, the development of 2,000 new hotel rooms (including a new convention center hotel) and a $245M airport upgrade.


Memphis Tourism is your community connector and client vision advocate. Ask us how we can add value to your event, from logistics support to connecting you with local intellectual capital.


A restaurant atop a pyramid? An old-fashioned paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River? A guest house at Graceland? When it comes to memorable, only-in-Memphis venues, we’ve got just the spot.


Memphis is centrally located, making it an easy flight, drive or train ride from almost anywhere in the U.S. Combined with our relatively low cost-per-attendee, your dollar goes further in Memphis.