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Have you signed up yet for our
September 15th Annual Meeting?
Join us for inspiration, networking & celebrating!

After what has been one of the most challenging years on record,
we will gather safely to recognize Asheville &
Buncombe County’s heart, hospitality, fortitude & resilience,
charting a path for our future together.

Wednesday, September 15 | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Program 3 p.m. | Hospitality & Networking 4:30 - 6 p.m.


Join us for inspiration from keynote speaker Kevin Brown:
'Expand Your Vision, Grow Your Results'

Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking.

As a motivational speaker and author, Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else.

Kevin is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. Join us as he entertains, inspires and challenges us to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

Join us to celebrate our tourism partners – the heart of hospitality

The heart of hospitality can be found right here in our community. Hear the inspiring personal stories of tourism partners whose often unconventional career paths led them to success. 

Plus, we’ll present the coveted William A.V. Cecil Tourism Leadership Award to someone who has made a significant contribution to the tourism sector in Asheville and Buncombe County, providing exceptional leadership in making the community a special place to live and visit.

Join us for networking & hospitality as we gather safely

After the program, enjoy entertainment, local foods and craft beverages, and connecting with fellow members of the tourism community. To keep everyone safe, Buncombe County has ordered that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask inside public spaces in the county. Our venue partner at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Harrah's Cherokee Center – Asheville has additional protocols in place that include proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID status. See more here.

We've missed seeing all of you in person
& look forward to celebrating together


This event is designed for travel and hospitality businesses
and those interested in learning more about our vibrant tourism community.

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