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Why Plan Your Meeting In Memphis?

The fully transformed Renasant Convention Center. Thousands of new hotel rooms (with more on the way). Passenger-friendly upgrades at Memphis International Airport. The activation of Liberty Park, a $200M sports and events center, kicking off with the debut of the brand-new Memphis Sports & Events Center in December 2022. Only-in-Memphis venues. Plus, all the classics you know and love: legendary and live music, 60-plus attractions, soulful cuisine and free local expertise and planning services courtesy of the Memphis Tourism Team. All in the affordable, yet boutique, destination of Memphis. Explore the topics below to learn more.




The selection of Memphis for our conference was one of the best decisions. 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

Defy Convention in Memphis

In Memphis, it's more than a meeting or event — it's an experience. Imagine the sounds and sights of this river city in this video, featuring the new Memphis Sports & Events Center, the fully transformed Renasant Convention Center and more.  

Tour Renasant Convention Center

Discover the $200M transformation of Downtown Memphis' Renasant Convention Center, featuring 300,000 total square feet, the region's largest ballroom and Mississippi River views. 

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Until you visit Memphis' Renasant Convention Center in person, tour our photo gallery and take a 360-degree tour. 

The modernization showcases the Renasant Convention Center's setting along Memphis' iconic riverfront, evident in spaces like the venue's West Terrace, shown here. 

Bringing Memphis’ unique sense of place into the Renasant Convention Center was a major driver in the modernization. Outdoor spaces such as the Riverview Terrace, shown here, invite relaxing breaks and elegant receptions backdropped by the Memphis skyline.

Groups can take advantage of a new open-air concourse connecting the Renasant Convention Center to Main Street, with easy entrée to Memphis' walkable downtown. This concourse, and the venue's glassed-in lobby that overlooks it, can double as registration and breakout space. 

The Memphis Board Room, a three-sided glass space inside the Renasant Convention Center, cantilevers over the city's Main Street for downtown views.

The interiors of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center have been fully reimagined to feature hotel-quality finishes, as seen in this rendering of the venue's West Pre-Function Space.

Designed with meeting planner feedback in mind, the Renasant Convention Center builds flexibility into every element. Lobbies can double as registration and breakout space, while the main exhibit hall and ballroom can be configured in several unique combinations.

Glass is a key design element of the Renasant Convention Center. This photo of the venue's concourse shows how floor-to-ceiling windows energize the space with natural light and one-of-a-kind views. 

Interior and exterior spaces invite delegates to gather organically or recharge on their own, including the airy West Lobby. In public areas such as this one, Memphis' Renasant Convention Center offers free WiFi.  

Even from the exterior, the spirit of the venue is clear: connecting the Renasant Convention Center to the Memphis cityscape via glass and natural light.   

Protected from the elements and brightly illuminated, the Front Street streetscape of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center flows between the main convention venue and five riverfront meeting rooms. 

Take a 360-degree tour of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. 

Renasant Convention Center Mississippi River Terrace
Renasant Convention Center River View Terrace
RCC East Exterior Night
RCC Memphis Board Room
Renasant Convention Center West Prefunction Space
RCC River facing exterior
Renasant Convention Center West Prefunction Space
RCC West Lobby
RCC West Exterior Night.
RCC Front Exterior
Screenshot of Renasant Convention Center's 360-degree tours

Have you heard the buzz?

Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was again named Best Convention Center by Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2023. 

Smart Meetings, June 2023

Renasant Convention Center and its managing partner, Memphis Tourism, have been honored with a Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth Magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year Memphis Tourism has earned the distinction.

ConventionSouth, October 2022

For the third year in a row, the Renasant Convention Center is named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's Annual Centers of Excellence list, honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events.

EXHIBITOR Magazine, October 2022

Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was named Best Convention Center by Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2022, a planner’s choice award based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. Learn more.

Smart Meetings' Smart Stars, July 2022

In addition to being named among EXHIBITOR Magazine's Centers of Excellence, Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was one of seven facilities recognized by EXHIBITOR with a special award: Best Customer Service & On-Site Support.

EXHIBITOR Magazine, December 2021

Citing the power of Memphis' South Main Arts District to "[stitch] the past and the present together to create a neighborhood with its finger firmly on the pulse," Fodor's named Memphis to its 2022 GO LIST.

Fodor's, November 2021

Memphis is named to TIME's annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, ranking among destinations in France, South Africa and Costa Rica. 

TIME, July 2021

Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Memphis and Shelby County and the managing partner of Renasant Convention Center, is named a Top Destination by Facilities & Destinations readers.

Facilities & Destinations, June 2021

MPI's Rich Luna covered the Nov. 17 ceremonial lighting of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center. Read the full article, "Expanded Renasant Convention Center Lights up Memphis," here.

MPI, November 2020

The Renasant Convention Center earns GBAC STARTM-Accreditation, the only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Global BioRisk Advisory Council, August 2020
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