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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 2022
Smart Stars Winner badge 2022 for Memphis' Renasant Convention Center

Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was named Best Convention Center by Smart Meetings' Smart Stars 2022, a planner’s choice award based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. Learn more


Exhibitor Magazine Centers of Excellence Seal

In addition to being named among EXHIBITOR Magazine's 2022 Centers of Excellence, Memphis' Renasant Convention Center was one of seven facilities recognized by EXHIBITOR with a special award: Best Customer Service & On-Site Support. Learn more


Convention South Readers Choice Award Seal


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

Exhibitor Magazine Centers of Excellence Seal


For the second year in a row, the Renasant Convention Center is named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's Annual Centers of Excellence list, honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events. Learn more

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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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.

AUGUST 2020 

GBAC Star Accreditation Seal


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


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