5.11.2015

Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Albany Hospitality Summit


Aims to prepare local business for influx of visitors due to Albany Capital Center
ALBANY, NY –The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) announced today that it will be hosting an Albany Hospitality Summit at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on June 9. The purpose of the summit is to prepare local businesses and organizations to take advantage of new opportunities being presented by the building of the Albany Capital Center and the development of a dynamic complex of meetings and event venues in downtown Albany, NY.
“This is a critical time to prepare our local hospitality and business community for an influx of visitors once we open the doors to the Albany Capital Center,” states Michele Vennard, President/CEO of the ACCVB. “This summit is just the kick-off of a larger series of trainings and seminars meant to build a hospitality culture here in Albany.”
Topics for the summit will include a project update of the Albany Capital Center, a business and community analysis, a look at Albany’s tourism economy, and audiences being targeted for use of the facility, among many others.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Empire State Plaza to view renovation projects and future plans, as well as take part in a "Walkway Tour" of the Albany Capital Center site.
More information and registration for the Albany Hospitality Summit may be found at www.albany.org/summit.
The Albany Capital Center is scheduled to open in early 2017. More information about the Albany Capital Center and Complex may be found at www.albanycapitalcenter.com.
About the ACCVB:
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit
www.albany.org.

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