Be A Part Of A Leap Year Celebration Like No Other

Rendezvous SouthThe third annual Rendezvous South extravaganza is poised to be the Leap Year event of the year for meeting & event planners from across the country who book meeting destinations in the South.

It’s the meetings industry’s networking conference that’s so big, we added an entire extra day to the calendar for this year’s event!

Being held February 29 – March 2, 2016 in marvelous Muscle Shoals, Alabama at the fabulous Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the trade secrets of your peers in the meetings industry and network with Southern destinations that want your business.

RendezvousSouth, an exclusive hosted-buyer celebration for busy meeting planners, offers a one- stop-shop booking experience with destinations from across the South. This is your chance to build relationships and enjoy a fun-filled agenda. While you’re visiting The Shoals, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the famous studios where many of the world’s top musicians have recorded hits that are part of the legendary “Muscle Shoals Sound.” You can also enjoy vast views of the Tennessee River, play golf on one of the world-famous Robert Trent Jones courses, visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame or tour the quaint shops in historic downtown Florence.

Now in its third year, Rendezvous South is being organized by ConventionSouth magazine, a multimedia resource for meeting planners that’s now in its 32nd year. ConventionSouth Publisher Talty O’Connor says Rendezvous South is the place where meeting planners and suppliers can come together for “real business, real discussions and real relationship building.”

Here’s what meeting planners said about the previous Rendezvous South events:
Fannie Smith, of Meeting Professionals Expectations, attended and said, “The conference was well planned. I enjoyed the education, networking, food, tours and Southern hospitality extended by all of the suppliers.”

Tommy Keown of Arrowhead Conferences and Events, said, “All of the staff was exceptional! We could not have asked for more from you. Thanks for all of the attention to detail and for providing an excellent experience.”

Taryn Daigle of Woman’s Foundation Inc., also noted, “This was my first time attending a meeting planner event. It was a wonderful experience where very useful information and contacts were obtained.”

For more information, contact ConventionSouth at:
(800) 968-0712


After hearing about about Rendezvous South from Loretta Howard at the Irving, Texas CVB, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to visit with representatives from several places, at one time in one place. This event will allow me to network not only with those involved in the facility but also with other meeting planners, without too much time away from my daily schedule. It will provide a much more efficient use of my travel expenses.

Selina Mirza, Projects Manager, Texas Floodplain Management Association