In Kentucky, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has formed a client advisory council, which will hold its inaugural meeting July 29-31 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Top hospitality and meeting industry leaders, including executive directors, managing directors and senior managers from associations, corporate/for-profit, religious and sports organizations from around the country, have been invited to participate.
The purpose of the council will be to share ideas and experiences on what makes a particular meetings destination desirable for groups, and how planners make the decision on where to hold an annual meeting or conference. The CVB expects the information will prove a valuable tool for the city as it moves forward with an anticipated expansion of the Kentucky International Exposition Center, the construction of a new 600-room Omni Hotel, the ever-expanding experience around the region's bourbon culture and other existing projects that are part of a more than $1 billion investment. The group will work with the Louisville Bureau for the next two years.