Collaboration that Makes Events Sing
William Lewis dances to the beat of his own banjo.
In his role as the executive director of PineCone in
Raleigh, N.C., he preserves and protects blues, bluegrass
and other forms of traditional music. And that’s not all.
He helps nonprofits like the International Bluegrass Music
Association make the most out of meetings and events.
Raleigh’s passionate locals maximize resources to
create events that hit all the right notes, helping
draw more than 200,000 fans to World of Bluegrass.
Learn more at visitRaleigh.com/meet
Avisit to Raleigh, North Carolina, is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you’ll feel
enriched and energized the instant you’re
warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy
locals. Visitors to N.C.’s capital city will
discover world-class museums; more
than 80 live music venues; chef-driven
restaurants; dozens of craft breweries;
performing arts; and professional and
amateur sports; not to mention more than
180 miles of greenways and the largest art
park in the country.
There are 21 major meeting hotels (of 149
total) in the Raleigh area, including the
newly redesigned Raleigh Marriott Crabtree
Valley (379 renovated sleeping rooms and
20,000-plus square feet for events).
Airport and Transportation
Once here, it’s easy for meeting attendees
to get around and stay connected thanks
to the infrastructure and a tech-oriented
business climate. RDU International
Airport has over 400 daily arrivals and
departures and recently completed major
renovations of its Terminals 1 and 2.
The Silver LEED-certified Raleigh
Convention Center provides state-of-
the-art amenities in its sun-drenched
meeting spaces; the 500,000-total-square-
foot center is part of a larger convention
campus that includes the Duke Energy
Center for the Performing Arts, City Plaza
and Red Hat Amphitheater. The Raleigh
Convention Center is just steps away
from three of the area’s major meeting
hotels—Raleigh Marriott City Center and
the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel—as well as
unique off-site venues like the Nature
Research Center, Residence Inn Raleigh
Downtown and N.C. Museum of History
Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE,
Director of Sales
421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505
Raleigh, NC 27601-2995
Tel.: (800) 849-8499