Describe Raleigh Convention Center here
The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States. The modern, 500,000 sq ft facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights.
The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city's restaurants and hot spots. In 2011, the center earned the honor of "Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting" from ConventionSouth magazine. More at www.raleighconvention.com.
Since 2008, the Greater Raleigh hospitality market has ranked among the top six fastest growing tourism regions in the nation. Not coincidentally, 2008 is the year the convention center opened.
The convention center has significantly contributed to creating approximately 18,000 jobs in the county’s travel and tourism industry.
The convention center’s roster of conferences and other events strategically aligns with our region’s economic development goals -- targeting and fostering further development in:
* High tech (Internet Summit)
* Sustainable technologies (The National Solar Conference)
* Gaming (Major League Gaming and the East Coast Gaming Conference)
* Education (the NC Community Colleges Annual Meeting)
500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601