The ability to drive attendance is at the core of tradeshow planning. By hosting your tradeshow in Charlotte, you put yourself in the prime location to attract attendees. Strong attendance equals happy vendors which makes for great ROI. The experience your attendees will have in Charlotte will have them wanting to attend your show again next year.
Nearly 60% of the country's population lives within a two hour flight of Charlotte. In fact, 7.1 million people live within a 100 mile radius of Charlotte. This radius population well exceeds Miami’s 6 million and the 2.6 million around Memphis. Even when considering a 650-mile radius, Charlotte is the clear leader. (Source: Charlotte Chamber)
With 280,000 sq. feet of exhibit space, the Charlotte Convention Center offers dynamic possibilites in a prime location. The Charlotte Conveniton sits just seven miles away from Charlotte Douglas Inertnational Airport, five miles from Interstate 85, a little over one mile from I-77, and blocks from world class dining and nightlife. Attendees will enjoy walking the tradeshow floor during the day and then soak in the vibrant nightlife after the tradeshow closes.
The Charlotte Convention Center and Visit Charlotte are both divisions of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This is an unbelieveable advantage for tradeshow planners as we can provide you expertise in multiple areas. In addition, the Charlotte Convention Center operates their own full-service in-house catering team. Yet again this means more time saved as multiple aspects of your event can be handled within the same company.
North Carolina is a right-to-work state meaning you will save money on labor costs.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the world's sixth busiest airport, with over 700 departures and landings each day. CLT provides non-stop access to more than 130 destinations around the world. It is also US Airways largest hub.
Charlotte offers drivers convenient access to the Queen City by way of its highly efficient and growing interstate highway system. I-77 and I-85 connect Charlotte to cities in the Northeast, Southwest and Midwest. Convenient I-40, less than one hour north, provides an important east/west link with coast-to-coast access. In addition, easy access is available on U.S. routes 74, 29 and 21. There is also excellent bus service in Charlotte. Greyhound and Trailways provide area travelers with the option of traveling by bus with over 350 arrivals and departures weekly.