Exuding a bustling cosmopolitan vibe with a down-home feel, Charlotte offers small-town appeal with big city amenities that draw an array of meetings, conventions, tradeshows and sporting events annually. The Charlotte Convention Center features 550,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and is connected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame via an overstreet walkway. It's also across the street from the 700-room Westin Charlotte. With a convenient location in Uptown (what locals call the downtown area), Charlotte's convention district is a compact area within walking distance of thousands of hotel rooms, culinary options to suit every craving, cultural venues like the Levine Center for the Arts, which houses the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Knight Theater, and a vibrant nightlife scene with popular entertainment districts like the EpiCentre and AvidXchange Music Factory.
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500 S. College St., Ste. 300, Charlotte, NC 28202
Type of Destination Experience:
GSF Exhibit Space (Charlotte Convention Center): 280,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Charlotte Convention Center): 75,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Charlotte Convention Center): 40,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Westin Hotel - Charlotte): 700
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 4,581
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Miles to downtown 7
Cities with non-stop flights160
International cities with direct flights30
Geographic Areas Served:
The Charlotte region encompasses 16 counties in North Carolina in addition to four counties in South Carolina.
Why Meet in Charlotte
Charlotte has all the attractions of a first tier city without the hassle. With easy accessibility, a mild climate, numerous attractions and entertainment options, including professional sports, fabulous nightlife, and more than 200 eateries all within blocks of the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte's got a lot for meeting, convention and tradeshow attendees.
The City boasts unbeatable accommodations, meeting spaces and venues. From the Charlotte Convention Center to meeting spaces in fine art museums and posh hotels, Charlotte can suit any group—regardless of size or budget. Unique meeting and event locations include the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte Motor Speedway, The Billy Graham Library and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Getting here is easy. Charlotte Douglas International Airport offers daily nonstop flights to and from domestic and international destinations and is one of the busiest airports in the world. This state-of-the-art airport has every modern convenience and is conveniently located 7 miles from Uptown Charlotte.