2015 Virginia Meeting & Conference Planner
A guide to planning your business meeting or conference
A message to corporate meeting planners
Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Virginia Business Meeting & Conference Planner. This annual publication is designed to showcase prime meeting locations in Virginia. Whether you are planning a large convention or a small off-site retreat, this guide is designed to assist you in finding an ideal location.
If you are traveling within Virginia, the good news is that everything you need for an excellent meeting can be found near home. If you are considering meetings in Virginia from elsewhere, please come and experience firsthand why Virginia is rated highly for both its business-friendly environment and its recreational amenities.
Virginia Business’ audience research indicates that 49 percent of our readers’ companies will be holding off-site meetings within the next 12 months. Seventy-seven percent of those holding meetings will hold two or more off-site events in the next year. In addition, our readers are heavy travelers. Ninety-four percent of them report having stayed in a hotel for business or pleasure in the past 12 months, and 89 percent of those have stayed in a hotel or motel more than five nights in the last year.
This meeting and travel planner is designed to do one of the things that Virginia Business does best — bring readers and advertisers together to encourage business growth.
Here’s to successful meetings!
President & Publisher
BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS
Wytheville Meeting Center
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center