ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present New Bern Riverfront Convention Center with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award.

ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that New Bern Riverfront Convention Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Ashleigh Osborne.

“The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that New Bern Riverfront Convention Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center is among 380 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award.

Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 8,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

Since creation in 2001, this is the ninth time that New Bern Riverfront Convention Center has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award. New Bern Riverfront Convention Center will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2020 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.

This issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation.

“Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2021, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” Osborne said.

Celebrating almost 40 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to Osborne.

The North Carolina recipients are:

Asheville CVB
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Benton Convention Center
Cabarrus County CVB
The Conference Center at GTCC
Durham Convention Center
Fayetteville Area CVB
Goldsboro Travel & Tourism
Greensboro Area CVB
Greenville Convention Center
Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Hickory Metro CVB
Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem In The Twin City Quarter
The Maxwell Center
Meadowbrook Inn
Mooresville CVB
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Statesville CVB
Visit Winston-Salem
Wilmington and Beaches CVB

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