SAVOR… Knoxville cooking up something great

SAVOR… Knoxville cooking up something great

I never tire of praising the outstanding work of our excellent employees at the Knoxville Convention Center. Our staff members are passionate about their job, and it shows in the high-quality service they provide our clients every day. At this month’s National SAVOR… Meeting of 140 SMG food and beverage departments [...]

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Tennessee hospitality association’s No. 1 attraction

Tennessee hospitality association’s No. 1 attraction

Tennessee has a lot to offer tourists – from entertainment at the Grand Ole Opry to the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the rhythm of Beale Street. With all these great tourism options, I am honored that the Knoxville Convention Center was recognized as the [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center is ready for tip-off!

Knoxville Convention Center is ready for tip-off!

Every space at our Convention Center is a blank canvas for our clients. Our expert staff can envision a plan to turn an empty ballroom or exhibit hall into the perfect venue for any event. We did it this week when we converted our exhibit hall into an arena experience. [...]

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Fire chiefs from across Southeast to experience Knoxville

Fire chiefs from across Southeast to experience Knoxville

The Knoxville Convention Center will be one of the safest buildings in town this week as the Knoxville Fire Department hosts the 86th Annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs annual leadership conference at our facility. More than 350 fire chiefs from across the region will meet Jun 18-20 to see demonstrations [...]

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Freedom Schools 2014 offers every child chance to learn

Freedom Schools 2014 offers every child chance to learn

A chance at an education is the greatest gift that can be given to a child. Quality education for all children is one of my passions, and I have been proud to have been able to support the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools national training program since our facility [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center is Service/Supplier of the Year!

Knoxville Convention Center is Service/Supplier of the Year!

The Knoxville Convention Center was honored to be selected as the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association’s 2014 Service/Supplier of the Year Pauly Award. I was pleased to be able to accept the award in front of our many partners in the Knoxville tourism industry. Thank you to the GKHA and our [...]

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A lesson in fencing at the Knoxville Convention Center

A lesson in fencing at the Knoxville Convention Center

En garde! The United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs 12th Annual National Championship glides into the Knoxville Convention Center this weekend. More than 700 athletes from the USACFC will pack our exhibit hall for the country’s largest collegiate fencing competition. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 7 [...]

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Downtown Knoxville Boat Show docks at Convention Center

Downtown Knoxville Boat Show docks at Convention Center

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to set the tone for warmer temperatures than visiting the Downtown Knoxville Boat Show! The Convention Center will be filled with watercraft from fishing boats to cabin cruisers to runabouts to yachts. The event takes place this Thursday through Sunday, March [...]

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Women Today celebrates its 20th expo!

Women Today celebrates its 20th expo!

Ladies, this weekend at the Knoxville Convention Center it’s all about you. The 20th annual Women Today expo presented by the Knoxville News Sentinel starts March 1 in our facility, and celebrates all aspects of a modern woman’s life. Our female staff at the Knoxville Convention Center really look forward to [...]

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The Knoxville Convention Center is going to the dogs!

The Knoxville Convention Center is going to the dogs!

The New Year is off to a great start as the Knoxville Convention Center welcomes more than 700 canine visitors and their handlers for the 94th Annual American Spaniel Club (ASC) Flushing Spaniel Show on Jan. 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the third consecutive year, Knoxville will host [...]

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