ConventionSouth

JAN 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 36 Drive-in Meetings Sponsored Content GREATER RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER: THE PLACE TO BE! he Greater Richmond Convention Center has the location, size and service to make it the premier meeting and event venue in Virginia. At the junction of Interstates 64 and 95, Richmond is within a half-day's drive of 50 percent of the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Atlanta. It's also within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Ocean, Blue Ridge Mountains and the nation's capital, Wash- ington, D.C. The Greater Richmond Convention Cen- ter is situated in the heart of downtown Richmond. Just steps away from the GRCC you'll find well-appointed hotels and a neighborhood full of restaurants, arts and culture. Richmond's craft brewery scene has exploded in recent years, with tastings and tours to entice event attendees and travelers alike. The GRCC is the ideal location for con- ventions, business meetings, trade and consumer shows, competitive sports and a myriad of other special occasions. With more than 300,000 square feet of flexible exhibit halls, ballrooms and meeting rooms, the Greater Richmond Convention Center can be configured to suit the needs of any savvy event planner. The facility is non- union and Virginia Green Certified. Special features include an atrium-style main lobby, lecture hall, lactation lounge, two cafés and 20 loading dock bays. A recent technology upgrade to 500 Mbps of bandwidth, and complimentary wireless in all public spaces, is sure to make attendees happy to connect. The GRCC is dedicated to making every event a success. The experienced sales, events and catering professionals guide clients through the planning process, helping them choose the best spaces, schedules, set- ups and menus. The staff is committed to client satisfaction and consistently receives five-star ratings on meeting planner surveys and online reviews. Getting here is a breeze! Just 15 minutes from the GRCC, and eight miles from the city's central business district, Richmond International Airport (RIC) offers 170 daily non-stop flights on airlines including Amer- ican, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United and Allegiant. The region also has three Amtrak stations to transport guests by rail. Rich- mond is home to the only triple rail crossing in the country! Also located onsite is the Richmond Re- gion Visitors Center and Gift Shop. Extend your stay and enjoy excursions with the entire family. Travel counselors are on-hand to assist with maximizing your Richmond experience. Give us a call today and find out why the GRCC is the place to be! ■ T Linné DiIorio, CMP Director of Sales & Marketing Linné DiIorio joined the Spectra team at the GRCC in 2003, and has 20 years of experience in the events industry. Give her a call to book your next successful event in Richmond. Greater Richmond Convention Center/ Spectra Venue Management (804) 783-7335 Ldiiorio@greaterrichmondcc.com www.richmondcenter.com

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