Meeting Planner Testimonials

The Nashville CVC has a history of servicing meeting planners with exceptional success, as evidenced by their testimonials.


“I am sending along a huge thank you from all the QUESTIES. Nashville was a huge success for our Quest Sales Kickoff Event (just like I knew it would be)! Our attendees can’t stop talking about the location and Gaylord Opryland could not have done a better job. And WOW – what a party at the Wildhorse Saloon. One of my best ever. Thank you all for hanging in there with me over these years as I have tried to bring an event to Nashville. We will be back to Nashville soon for the Quest Sales Kickoff event. Love you all or y’all!”

Heidi Webster, Director, Travel/Admin Services/Incentive
Quest Software
February 2019-Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center


“I worked with the Nashville CVC sales team for many, many years to bring the PLA conference to Nashville, and the PLA 2020 Conference was an incredible success! More than 8,700 attendees, exhibitors, speakers & guests enjoyed the amazing hospitality of the city and the Nashville Public Library. The convention services team at the CVC was extremely helpful, and the staff at the Music City Center was one of the best I’ve seen in almost 20 years in the industry. It was a true team effort every step of the way, and I look forward to the opportunity to come back to Nashville in the future!”

Melissa Faubel Johnson, CMP, Meeting and Special Events Planner
Public Library Association
February 2020 Music City Center


"The Nashville CVC was a one-stop-shop for all things for our annual conference. From temps to entertainment to marketing ideas, the team had a wealth of knowledge and were a valued partner for our organization. I look forward to working with them again when we return in 2020!"

Jaime M. Alston, MTA, CMP, Director of Meetings & Events
Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®)
December 2017 & December 2020- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

"The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) held its annual convention in Nashville in November 2017 and what a success! The planning from beginning to end was superb on everyone’s part. We were so pleased with the professionalism shown by all the staff at both the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to the Music City Center. They made our planning and preparation so much easier. The hospitality was outstanding and what can I say – the music was fantastic! Our attendees loved every minute. What a great place to meet!"

Julia Richardson, Director of Conventions and Marketing
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
November 2017- Music City Center

Financial & Insurance

“Nashville was a fantastic destination for our 2019 ICBA LIVE national convention. The city hit all the right notes … from fabulous food and music to all there is to see and do near the Music City Center, it was the perfect package of entertainment and activities, hotels, and meeting space for our annual convention. And especially noteworthy was the incredible service provided by everyone in the city, especially our contacts at the Nashville CVC. They were true partners, helping us prepare with marketing resources and expert advice, and were there every step of the way to ensure we could provide the best experience possible for our attendees. We appreciate all they did and look forward to coming back to Nashville!”

Jan Meyer, Executive Vice President, MN Operations, Conventions & Meetings
Independent Community Bankers of America®
March 2019, Music City Center


“If you’re thinking about hosting your event in Nashville, the NCVC is an outstanding resource from A to Z! They truly define Southern hospitality and were very supportive to help make our annual conference, GSMCON, a stellar success from the planning stages up to the live event. We were especially thrilled with the level of professionalism and customer service provided by their temporary staffing service while working our registration booth. What an awesome team! There’s definitely no shortage of entertainment and dining options (Nashville hot chicken is a must!) for everyone to enjoy and soak in all of Nashville’s amazing music history and downtown nightlife!”

Mai Linh Johnson, Director of Events
Government Social Media LLC
April 2019 Gaylord Opryland®Resort & Convention Center


"Run, do not walk to Nashville for your next open date! APhA2018 was a resounding success, and broke previous attendance records. The feedback from staff working with the on-site teams, and our attendees utilizing the facilities and city amenities, have been overwhelmingly positive."

Windy K. Christner, CMP, Senior Director, Meetings & Expositions
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
March 2018- Music City Center


“Working with the talented, flexible, and responsive Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp staff was one of the many highlights of coming to this fast-growing metropolis in Tennessee. Our staff, leadership, and membership were excited and pleased to have one of our largest training events in Nashville and specifically the Gaylord Opryland. The Gaylord Opryland staff ensured a smooth massive check in process, provided creative solutions to some of our unique program aspects and worked with us create a wonderful overall attendee experience.”

Jatare Barrett, Director of Corporate Events & Conferences
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
June 2019, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Nashville proved to be the highest attended Southern Regional Conference in the history of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A big thank you to the entire Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. team who assisted Delta from our initial site visit and throughout the entire planning process. You have a top-notch operation. It really makes a difference to work with people who know what they are doing and are willing to do what it takes to make it happen. We are exploring future years in Music City!

Patrea’ Logan, Director of Events
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
June 2018 Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


“Nashville proved to be one of the best years for the annual NACE CORROSION conference. Our attendees loved all that the city had to offer and the Music City Center. Working with on-site NCVC’s temp staff made our onsite execution seamless. We could not be happier with our experience in Nashville and look forward to returning.”

Lesley Martinez, Manager, Conferences
NACE International |The Worldwide Corrosion Authority
March 2019 & April 2025 Music City Center

“The entire staff of Firehouse Expo had a wonderful experience bringing our event to Nashville this year! Music City Center is a meeting planner’s dream, the Gold Standard of convention centers with the best amenities, including complimentary wifi and gorgeous show offices with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the show floor. The customer service and warm welcome provided by the Nashville CVC were second to none and our registration staff said the temps contracted through the CVC were the best they’d ever worked with. There’s so much fun and activity right outside the doors of MCC on Broadway and in the surrounding area, we can’t wait to come back to Nashville!”

Sue Ralston,
FireHouse Expo
October 2019 & July 2020 Music City Center

“The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp stands heads-&-shoulders above others in their responsiveness, professionalism, and plethora of marketing collateral. We staggered our convention promotions using their resources which kept our Nashville meeting at the forefront of members’ attention. We’ll return to Nashville in 2024 where I know the Convention & Visitors Corp will once again play a key role in our overall marketing strategy.”

Georgia H. Foley, CEO
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
November 2019, November 2024, Music City Center


"The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. is fantastic. They provide that special attention to detail in the planning stages of our conferences along with assistance during the conference and is always ready to assist in research and RFP distribution. Whether it’s a small board meeting for 30 or a large delegation over 1,000, Nashville and the Nashville CVC will not disappoint. It’s hard to beat the charm and welcoming atmosphere of this world-class city!"

Lois Rostine, CMP, CMM, Director - Corporate Events
LKQ Corporation
March 2020, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center