I look forward to welcoming industry leaders in Nashville at the 2019 Tennessee Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism.  From Memphis to Mountain City and everywhere in between, tourism is a critical piece of our state's economy. Thank you for joining your partners from across the state to share ideas and best practices to help us showcase how special Tennessee is to those who visit us each year.


Bill Lee, Governor, State of Tennessee

On behalf of Tourist Development, I am excited to welcome you to the annual Governor’s Conference. Tourism is driving record growth throughout Tennessee. I look forward to learning alongside the brightest minds in our industry. This is an incredible opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and pave our path to future success. Don’t forget to save some energy to have fun while you’re here, too. Thank you for your continued commitment to making a positive impact in Tennessee. See you in September!

Mark Ezell, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

We are very excited to bring the Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism to Nashville this year!  Music City is certainly one of the state’s premier travel destinations and a great location for conferences and conventions.   We are working closely with our local hosts, industry leadership, and our partners at the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to attract interesting speakers, plan educational sessions on cutting-edge topics, and provide fun and business-building networking events.  We believe that by combining this great location with great programming, we will be able to achieve a conference that truly "Tops the Charts!"  I know you won't want to miss it and I look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

Wayne Tabor, 2019 Chair, Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association

On behalf of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation team, we are honored to host tourism and hospitality professionals from across the state for the 2019 Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism.  With so much to see and do in Music City, I know that you're going to enjoy your stay with us and that the conference is going to be an outstanding opportunity for all of us to learn about the latest advancements in attracting and retaining visitors to our state.  

Butch Spyridon, President/CEO, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation


Topping The Charts!

2019 Tennessee Governor's Conference
On Hospitality and Tourism