A group gathers on Bass Pro Shops' Mississippi River Terrace in Memphis


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, with an all-new convention center and thousands of hotel rooms — plus airport upgrades and a transformative sports facility — in development. All in the boutique, yet affordable, destination of Memphis, the legendary home of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll.

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Memphis is one of the "world's greatest places"
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Walkable to restaurants and nightlife, constantly incorporating new hotels in their portfolio . . . great value and great incentives for hosting meetings in Memphis!

Loretta Champion Johnson, CMP, Senior Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

Our entire event planning experience with Memphis has been so positive! The Memphis Tourism staff, LEO Events and The Peabody have all been fantastic, so helpful and great ambassadors for the city. We have been struck by the strong sense of pride in this city, and it shows. Memphis is a unique and walkable location for events. Our attendees enjoyed the array of restaurants, activities and history.

Tracey Edwards, CEO, National Exchange Club

Memphis Tourism offered amazing service that really catered to the specific needs of our group. Our attendees thought there was so much to see in Memphis! Nicer hotels [as well].

LaToya Williams, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe

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. 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

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

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

The selection of Memphis for our 2018 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

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

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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