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2016 VIRGINIA MEET ING & CONFERENCE PLANNER


A message to corporate meeting planners


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elcome to the 2016 edition of the Virginia Business Meet- ing & Conference Planner.


This annual publication is designed to showcase prime meeting locations in the commonwealth. 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 consid- ering meetings in Virginia from else- where, please come and experience fi rsthand why Virginia is rated highly for both its business-friendly environ- ment and its recreational amenities. Starting on page 39 you’ll fi nd some of the unique meeting locations in the commonwealth, ranging from mountain to beach settings. Page 36 highlights conference venues in the state, includ- ing a breakdown of conference space in square feet, banquet capacity and guest rooms.


While location is key for an ideal meeting, so are the meeting planners who organize the events. That’s why we have partnered with the Virginia Soci- ety of Association Executives to name the fi rst 2016 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year. This year’s winner is David Hinnant, manager of confer- ence and event planning for Hun- tington Ingalls Industries in Newport News. Hinnant, profi led on page 37, will be honored at VSAE’s 2016 Educa- tional Symposium & Expo Oct. 6 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond.


Overall, we hope this guide will help you pick your next perfect corpo- rate meeting spot. The commonwealth has several venues equipped to make your event a success.


Bernie Niemeier President & Publisher bniemeier@virginiabusiness.com


ADVERTISING SECTION Virginia Business 33


Facility/Company Name City


Index Virginia’s district regions Conference Guide


Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year


Eastern Shore Hampton Roads - Peninsula Hampton Roads - Southside Northern Virginia Shenandoah Valley Virginia Mountains 34 36 37 39 40 43 46 48 50


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