SEP 2015

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 47 T E N N E S S E E The Memphis Cook Convention Center offers an arena space, exhibit hall and a performing arts center, the Cannon Center, which seats 2,100. The convention center can host up to 10,000 for meetings and up to 7,000 for banquets. The center is on the vintage Main Street Trolley line and within walking distance to Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum and attractions on the Mississippi River. The center is connected to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown, which has 600 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of event space. Meetings Breakout for Memphis • FedEx Forum: arena capacity of 18,600 people; additional meeting rooms • Agricenter International: 14,000 square feet with 800- seat amphitheater and five meeting rooms • Peabody Memphis: 464 guest rooms; maximum meeting capacity of 1,600 • Crown Plaza Memphis East: 319 guest room; 15,000 square feet of meeting/ banquet space • DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis: more than 8,500 square feet of flexible event space • Westin Memphis Beale Street: 203 guest rooms; nine meeting rooms • Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown: 230 guest rooms; meeting maximum of 244 people • Holiday Inn Downtown: can host up to 275 for banquets and up to 350 for receptions Contact: B R E A K O U T S P O T L I G H T : MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER Beale Street

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