The 48-Hour Meeting Planner Experience

The word is out about Asheville. We've been named among the world's best cities in the U.S. and Canada, among the most beautiful places in America, and a top destination for arts and food. Recently named Lonely Planet badgeLonely Planet's #1 Destination for 2017 and long celebrated for its bohemian flavor and superb quality of life, Asheville offers meeting planners over 7,500 hotel rooms, the Asheville Regional Airport with non-stops and easy connections and a range of conference hotel options.

If all the talk about Asheville has piqued your interest and you want to experience the destination as your attendees would, join us for the 48-Hour Meeting Planner Experience. Two full days will be dedicated to exploring Asheville as a meeting destination - at no cost to you! The itinerary provides opportunities to experience the dining, group activities and hospitality that help make a meeting memorable, and tour the properties that interest you most.


Qualified planners are invited to join us in 2017. Sign up today:

  • May 9 -11, 2017 (actual departure 5/12)

  • September 12 - 14, 2017 (actual departure 9/15)

The 48-Hour Meeting Planner Experience features...

  • Two full days to experience the best of Asheville
  • Time to tour the hotel properties that interest you most
  • Off-site venues and popular area attractions
  • Valuable networking opportunities with fellow planners and local industry contacts

Who Should Attend

Meeting, incentive, and convention/conference planners with business to book in the Southeast region and with verifiable meetings history are encouraged to apply.

*To keep it an intimate experience, the Asheville CVB (ACVB) is limiting attendance. Due to size limitations only one attendee per organization can be considered. Upon review and verification of your information, an ACVB team member will reach out to you and let you know the status of the application.

Each qualified planner receives complimentary...

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $600
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Customized signature experiences
  • All ground transportation during the event
  • All meals

How to Apply

Meeting planners: please click here to fill in an application.

Preference will be given to:

  • Planners who have not hosted a meeting in Asheville in the past three years
  • Planners who do not have a future meeting already booked in Asheville