Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

November 2012

When Elephants and Donkeys Meet

By Christopher Durso, Executive Editor and Molly Brennan, Contributing Editor
run. Plus the fact that North Carolina is a swing state.

Southern hospitality
 We printed 10,000 [Charlotte in 2012 hospitality handbooks] for frontline personnel to help them, because there are so many people in town. There are thousands of volunteers as well as all of our regular hospitality folks. We had planning meetings with taxi companies, limousine companies, destination management companies, hotels, restaurants, and different venue attractions, and pushed this information out.

A global stage It is a great opportunity to showcase the destination. Put it on a global stage and let folks know what we can do. You can’t get much more prestige than something like this. We have had events where we have had more people, but as for prestige, this is it. I think next we need to go host the RNC.
More Resources

  • To learn more about the 2012 Democratic National Convention, visit demconvention.com
  • For more information about the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee, visit charlottein2012.com.

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