JUL 2016

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J U L Y 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 34 Small Markets...Big On Meetings! Sponsored Content For over 400 years, people have gathered in Hampton. Today, business meetings, social gatherings, trade expositions and sporting competitions all take place in our many venues. For a location as unique as your event, choose Hampton, VA. 800.487.8778 THE PERFECT SETTING FOR ALL OCCASIONS. ampton, Va., has cornered the meetings market when it comes to convenience and accessibility. Geographically centered in picturesque Coastal Virginia, the state-of- the-art Hampton Roads Convention Center positions meeting attendees where opportunity abounds to explore and enjoy. Plus, Hampton is located in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic region and is within an easy drive of our nation's most populous metropolitan areas. Delegates convening in Hampton are greeted by scenic waterfront vistas, exceptional facilities, world-class attractions, and an eclectic array of shopping and dining, including the Peninsula Town Center just blocks away. There are 2,000 hotel rooms within immediate proximity of the 344,000-square- foot Hampton Roads Convention Center. Its 35 flexible meeting spaces under one roof include a 102,000-square-foot exhibit hall and a grand ballroom seating 2,000, plus dramatic features like an outdoor terrace overlooking the landscaped grounds. A covered walkway connects the center to a headquarters- quality Embassy Suites Hotel and the iconic 84,000-square-foot Hampton Coliseum arena shares the campus. Hampton also offers unique venues like the Virginia Air & Space Center with the Riverside 3D IMAX Theater and cruise vessels that navigate Hampton Roads harbor while providing elegant settings for mixers. Explore national treasures like Fort Monroe National Monument and island garrison Fort Wool. The American Theatre and Hampton University Museum dating to 1868 completes an extraordinary meeting experience. n H Hampton, Virginia—Innovative Meetings For Over 400 Years Mary Fugere, CMP, CTIS, Director Mary Fugere, CMP, CTIS, is the Director of the Hampton CVB. She has been active in the tourism and meetings industry for nearly 30 years. Hampton CVB (800) 487-8778 or (757) 722-1222 "Hampton Roads Convention Center offers a variety of hotels all within walking distance. When people are driving long distances or flying in, it's a real plus for them to be able to simply park the car and enjoy the destination." — Kirk McNeill, VA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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