Rendezvous South Marketplace - December 2 - 4, 2013

Rendezvous South, a tradeshow and hosted buyer event for meeting planners, is made up of southern convention destinations. Along with the title sponsor ConventionSouth, Rendezvous South is pleased to announce the inaugural Rendezvous South Marketplace, Dec. 2-4, in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

With meeting planners’ needs in mind, we have created a one-of-a kind Southeast destination tradeshow. Rendezvous South’s mission is to make meeting planners’ work easier by putting all of the decision makers into one room. These destinations are similar in size and all have SMG-managed facilities, therefore making your life easier through similar booking processes.

The destinations all share that they are beautiful mid-size cities that are affordable, easily accessible and have similar policies.

Tradeshow Qualifications

Having had the opportunity to work with you in the past, we would like you to consider joining us at the inaugural event being held in Shreveport, Louisiana at the Shreveport Convention Center and attached Hilton Shreveport.

In order to ensure the tradeshow is fun, educational for all we are inviting those planners who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently or would in the future consider holding an event at a minimum of two participating destinations
  • Event creates a minimum of 200 peak room nights
  • Event utilizes a minimum of 45,000 square feet of event space
  • Each destination will be attending with a representative from their Convention and Tourism Bureau, SMG Convention Center and convention hotel

Appointments for the meeting planners will be set with each of the destinations you express an interest in. Rendezvous South’s Event Manager Shannon Green will be working with you to discuss history, needs, etc. to ensure each destination is fully prepared to discuss your meeting and how their destination can assist. This is to ensure productive appointments. We realize your time is limited!

Upon your interest and qualification, Rendezvous South will be “hosting” and coordinating your travel (up to $600), hotel accommodations (two evenings at the Hilton Shreveport Hotel) and all scheduled meal events.

This event will be packed with both social events and pre-set appointments for you to visit with the true decision-makers of each destination.