Tourism Summit Has Returned

The Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the return of its Tourism Summit. This 2nd annual event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 26th at  the Statesville Civic Center. This year’s event, which is themed  ‘Celebrate Statesville’, will include a Tourism Familiarization Expo and an awards ceremony.

The summit is open to tourism stakeholders, business owners, and  members of the community who are interested in learning about the latest  developments in the tourism industry.

Attendees will learn about the ongoing initiatives and upcoming  programs of the SCVB, as well as the overall strategy for leveraging  partnerships for success.

One of the highlights of the summit will be the keynote address by  Christopher Chung, the CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of  North Carolina (EDPNC). Chung will highlight the important contributions  of the tourism industry to North Carolina’s long-term prosperity,  citing the record $33 billion in visitor spending in 2022.