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Memphis Tourism Sales, Sports & Convention News

Find press releases, accolades and other news from Memphis' Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, as well as updates from Memphis Tourism's Sales, Sports & Convention Team, here. 


July 2021
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Memphis is named to TIME's annual list of the World's Greatest Destinations, ranking among destinations in France, South Africa and Costa Rica. Learn more

June 2021

Facilities & Destinations Top Destinations Award


Given the unusual circumstances of 2020 and 2021, Facilities & Destinations readers nominated Memphis Tourism as a Top Destination based on their experiences working with the organization, Memphis Tourism's efforts to communicate and promote COVID-19 safety measures and the organization's service to the community throughout these challenging times.

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November 2020

MPI's Rich Luna covered the Nov. 17 ceremonial lighting of Memphis' Renasant Convention Center. Read the full article, "Expanded Renasant Convention Center Lights up Memphis," here.


Exhibitor Magazine Centers of Excellence Seal



October 2020

The Renasant Convention Center is named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's 2020 Annual Centers of Excellence list, honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events. Learn more

Convention South Readers Choice Award Seal

October 2020

Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Memphis and Shelby County and the managing partner of Renasant Convention Center, is honored with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth Magazine. Learn more

GBAC Star Accreditation Seal



August 2020 

The Renasant Convention Center earns GBAC STARTM-Accreditation, the only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. Learn more

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November 2019

Press Release: Renasant Bank Announces Naming Rights Partnership with Memphis Convention Center Learn more