Meeting Planner Testimonials
"As planning began for the MacDon 65th Anniversary and North America Dealer Meeting held in Nashville, 2014, there was no concept of the fantastic experience we had in store. From the very first site visit arranged by the NCVC, there was absolutely no question our event would be a great success for both the organizers and attendees.
It seemed as every person in Nashville held a vested interest in making our event a memorable experience. Folks from the Department of Public Works, Music City Center and their contractors, hotel staff, the crew at our DMC, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, all the staff from the Honky Tonks, to the fabulous Wildhorse Saloon, everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home.
And it showed in our post-event attendee survey with 91% and 8% of the participant’s rating the overall convention in the top two approval categories. Our guests continue to rave about the convention facilities, the food, and our host hotels, the Honky Tonks and the Wildhorse Saloon.
Our Convention Services from the NCVC was in no small part responsible for that success. On top of the many great ideas and suggestions, for every question, concern, or crazy notion we had, there was an answer or a contact name that could make it all happen.
Truly, the Music City experience is one we will never forget."
Jim Gladstone, P. Ag. Marketing Development & Communications Manager
MacDon Industries Ltd.
November 2014, Music City Center, Omni Nashville Hotel, Renaissance Hotel
"Thank you so much for the wonderful work you and the Nashville CVB did for Sedona! We really enjoyed Nashville and I hope we’ll get to host a conference there again in the near future."
Kenady Sorenson, Development Executive
The Sedona Conference
March 2015, Loews Vanderbilt
"The 2014 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show was a huge success and the Nashville CVC played a big role in that!
Our convention attendees just love coming to Nashville. They love the music, the atmosphere and wonderful southern hospitality. We had record attendance numbers once again in Nashville. It’s by far our most popular convention city.
Thank you for being so wonderful to work with. You put so much time and effort into making our site visits not only productive, but a whole lot of fun! We have heard great comments and compliments from our exhibitors and sponsors about how helpful it was for them to be able to see the city and plan for a great convention. Thank you also with all of your help with the marketing, the temporary staff, connecting us with the airport authority and for being an overall fantastic resource. In other words, thank you for making us look so good! We couldn’t have done it without you.
We’re looking forward to coming back to Music City in 2017 and to working with you again!"
Kristin Torres, Executive Director, Meetings & Events
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
January 2014, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
"The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ approximately 4,500 educators had a wonderful experience at the Music City Center in December 2014. Everyone who assisted us was very helpful and friendly. The Nashville CVC was a great partner. We look forward to returning."
Carol S .Hollins, Director of Institutional Support
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
December 2014, Music City Center
“The "The Nashville CVC is among the best in the industry. In April 2015, AOTA had its largest Annual Conference & Expo in its history at the Nashville Music City Center. Over 9,000 attendees from across the United States and 10 nations descended upon Nashville for 4.5 days of education and networking. Many chose to come early and/or to stay late and enjoy all the opportunities that Nashville has to offer. The CVC were great partners throughout the process and worked hand in hand with AOTA staff and ensured that our attendees had a great experience. Many of our attendees and staff can hardly wait until we cycle through Nashville again!"
Frank E. Gainer, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CMP, CAE, Director of Conferences
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
April 2015, Music City Center
"Many thanks for your work with us leading to the meeting in Nashville. Your time, personal attention, knowledge of the city and venues, and understanding of our group were second to none. Your customer service, professionalism and commitment all contributed to the success of our meeting week, which from all indications, was one of the best ever. I can say without hesitation that based on your City’s excellent customer service and the overall performance of your team. We will wholeheartedly recommend Nashville to our other clients."
Sallie Matthews, Executive Director
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
May 2015, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
"Partnering with the Nashville CVC is a delight. They truly show a commitment to serving their clients. The pre-planning meetings were always very thorough, and they ensured that we accomplished all that we needed to see and inspect. Their ability to arrange site visits and planning meetings according to our needs was excellent. It’s clear that their associates have an excellent relationships with the MCC, the hotels, transportation companies and DMCs, not to mention the local restaurants. The capable staff deftly leads you from the sales, pre-planning, onsite and follow-up processes. Calls and emails were always returned promptly and information was gladly shared by all. They are a great source of local knowledge and helped through our permitting processes, which were very extensive. The staff was eager to help make our convention experience hassle free and painless, and they certainly succeeded."
Alyssa M. Kolat, CMP, Meetings Manager, Shows & Exhibits
National Rifle Association
April 2015, Music City Center, City-Wide
"I really want to thank you for being such an important part of the 2015 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon! You were absolutely amazing to work with. I really appreciate everything that you did to Support me, this race and our outreach efforts. I look forward to working together again in 2016!"
Kevin Buffalino, Event Manager at Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, Competitor Group
St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon
April 2015, City-Wide
"Thank you for all of your assistance during our Summit at Opryland. (United Methodist Communication ICT4D Game Changers Summit) We appreciate your help with the electronic message board at the Nashville International Airport, welcoming our guests and for all of the materials you provided. The Convention and Visitor Corp is a great asset to the city of Nashville. Blessings upon you and all of your team who provide such a valuable service to the city."
Helen R. Allen, Executive Director, Human Resources
United Methodist Communications
September 2014, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
"Thank you so much for all of the support you and your team provided us throughout the planning process! The convention was a huge success on multiple fronts. I believe you were successful in exceeding our expectations, so kudos to you all. I hope we will continue this partnership and strengthen it even more in the future."
Brandon Johnson, 2014 Convention Planning Committee Chair
National Society of Black Engineers
March 2014, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
"THANK YOU so much for all of the outstanding service we received from you for EMS World! The Nashville CVC was so great to work with, attentive, helpful, and welcoming. You made our experience in Nashville terrific!"
Meribeth Schmidt, Conference Manager – Public Safety, Cygnus Business Media
November 2014, Music City Center