48-Hour Third Party Meeting Planner Experience

The word is out about Asheville. We've been named among the friendliest locales in the U.S., among the most beautiful places in America, and a top destination for arts and food. And with 7,500 hotel rooms, meeting space to 83,000 square feet, daily direct flights to major U.S. hubs, and a scenic mountain backdrop that is inspiring in all seasons, what's not to love?

Not Just Meeting. Exceeding.

Not Just Meeting. Exceeding.


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 Independent/Third Party Planner Experience.

Two full days will be dedicated to exploring Asheville as a meeting destination - at no cost to you - and provides opportunities to experience area dining, group activities and hotel properties. The 2017 experience dates are below. Sign up today - qualified independent and third party planners are invited to join us.

     Mar 28 - Mar 30, 2017 (Actual Departure Date: March 31st)


The 48-Hour Independent/Third Party Planner Experience features...

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

Who Should Attend

Encouraged to attend are independent and third party planners representing clients with buisness to book in the Southeast region and with verifiable meetings history.

*To keep it an intimate experience, the Asheville CVB is limiting attendance to eight planners per session. 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 your application. Unfortunately, the Experience does not allow for family members, friends and/or significant others to attend. 

Each qualified planner receives complimentary...

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

How to Apply

Please click below to apply. Thank you for your interest!


To learn more about Asheville and the complimentary services the Convention & Visitors Bureau provides meeting planners, visit AshevilleNCMeetings.com