DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF DARON HALL LENDS SUPPORT TO MUSIC CITY CENTER SALES EFFORTS
American Correctional Association Signs Two-Year Convention Deal
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the
American Correctional Association (ACA) has booked the Music City Center
as the site of its annual Congress of Corrections for 2021 and 2024.
The multi-year deal, which was heavily influenced by the local support of Davidson County Sheriff and ACA president Daron Hall, represents approximately 3,200 attendants and 11,690 room nights and brings the total bookings for the MCC to 86 individual meetings.
“The MCC is putting Nashville on the map in terms of the conventions and meetings market, but this booking speaks greatly of Sheriff Hall’s willingness to engage in the process,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the NCVB. “His efforts really go hand-in-glove with what the NCVB is always trying to preach; that our strong local connections really do serve as powerful sales tools. Sheriff Hall has set a great example of how it can be done, and I’m hopeful other Nashvillians will be encouraged to the same in their own circles of business.”
“As a lifelong resident of Nashville, I am very proud of our progressive city and want to take every opportunity to showcase it to an international audience,” said Sheriff Daron Hall. “The ACA is one of the oldest professional organizations in the world and the largest of its kind. Our involvement with this group continues to improve the professionalism of corrections in Nashville and around the globe.”
"Nashville has set a new bar for state-of-the-art convention centers,” said ACA executive director James Gondles. “Not only is it going to be great looking, it will be environmentally responsible for those who live in Nashville. The new hotels being built, the existing hotels and the downtown entertainment and restaurants are three more reasons this convention center package makes sense for the American Correctional Association to book. With former President Judge Betty Adams Green and current ACA President Sheriff Daron Hall leading us, we are excited to call Nashville one of our future ‘home away from home’ cities."
Hall Lends Support to MCC Sales Effort
Sheriff Hall was instrumental also in bringing the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to Nashville for its 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, which was held June 16-20 and totaled 5,982 room nights. NSA is the one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000.
The ACA is the oldest and largest international correctional agency in the world, with more than 20,000 active members.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVB’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.