Memphis: The Perfect Meeting Destination

Have Your Meeting or Conference Here

Memphis Grizzlies playing at FedExForum. Photo Credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

The Memphis Grizzlies play before a sold out crowd at FedExForum. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

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The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Downtown Memphis trolley line. Photo by Baxter Buck.

Memphis Cook Convention Center: Ballroom C - Steve Roberts

Ballroom C at the Memphis Cook Convention Center

Memphis Cook Convention Center: Tradeshow: Baxter Buck

Memphis Cook Convention Center: Tradeshow

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The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts at night. Photo by Baxter Buck.

With major meeting spaces set against the backdrop of neon signs, smoking barbecue and sweet guitar riffs, there is no reason for any meeting planner to sing the blues. From the first phone call to the signed contract, here are five good reasons to consider Memphis:

  1. Rendezvous on the river at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Under new management, the staff offers fresh ideas and easier procedures to ensure a successful meeting. The center can handle everything from small meetings to large conventions and features conference rooms, grand ballrooms and convention tradeshow floors.
  2. Located right next door (convenient, isn’t it?) is the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts – a perfect location for 2,100 of your closest friends. The center is an intimate setting for special group presentations or to enjoy the ballet, opera or concerts.
  3. If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it must be in the lobby of one of the most elegant hotels in the South. But there’s more to the Peabody Hotel than its world-famous ducks. You get a beautiful view of downtown and the river from the rooftop of the Peabody. While on the rooftop, pay a visit to the duck’s penthouse suite. The South’s Grand Hotel also boasts a large selection of meeting spaces and ballrooms.
  4. Agricenter International is the nation's first international technology/environmental center for agriculture, providing one convenient location where the entire agricultural community – from researchers to manufacturers to producers – can meet each other, share ideas, experiment with new products and exhibit the latest technologies.
  5. FedExForum is one of the finest meeting spaces, concert venues and event sites in the city. Catch some of the best basketball in the country with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. FedExForum is also home to the University of Memphis Tigers. When the final score is settled, step into one of the many clubs on Beale Street or keep your sports streak alive with a trip to AutoZone Park, the finest stadium in the Minor League.