Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city’s official destination marketing organization, has invited top hospitality and meeting industry leaders from around the country to participate in its Client Advisory Council.
The Council will hold its inaugural meeting, July 29 – 31 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Participants include executive directors, managing directors and senior managers from associations and corporate/for-profit, religious and sports organizations.
The purpose of the Client Advisory Council is to share ideas and experiences on what makes a particular meeting destination top-notch. Louisville wants to hear what industry heavy-weights want and expect when making the decision on where to hold annual meetings and conferences. The city is growing its infrastructure with the anticipated expansion of the Kentucky International Exposition Center, the new 600-room Omni Hotel, the ever-expanding bourbonism experience and all the other existing new projects that are part of the more than $1 billion in investment.
“The CAC is designed to be more than a sounding board for our destination,” said Karen Williams, president and CEO, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is also a ‘think tank’ to explore the trends and issues that are most important to clients in the meeting and tradeshow industry.”
The group will be engaged with the Louisville Bureau for the next two years.