Here's just a few more reasons why Charlotte, North Carolina is this year's go-to location for the TMA Conference!
Charlotte is strategically located in the U.S. and is only a two-hour plane ride from 60 percent of the U.S. population.
|Charlotte-Douglas International Airport provides superior air service with nonstop daily service to 170 different cities, including international service to Dublin, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, London, Montreal, Toronto, Mexico City, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and 22 different Caribbean destinations.
Charlotte offers a highly developed and sophisticated international business environment. There are currently 948 foreign-owned companies in the metro area, including large number of international business and cultural organizations.
| Photo by Patrick Schneider Photography
Courtesy of Visit Charlotte
Charlotte’s thriving arts community enhances an already rich and stimulating quality of life. Symphony, dance, theater, opera, art museums and a wide range of other venues are supported by the Arts & Science Council, which conducts one of the highest per capita annual campaigns of its type in the country. A large number of arts venues are located downtown within walking distance of each other and Charlotte’s light rail line.
The Levine Center for the Arts
is the heart of the Center City cultural corridor, encompassing the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
, Mint Museum Uptown
, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
, and 1,150-seat Knight Theater. Beyond Center City, neighborhoods like NoDa and South End embrace the arts with off-the-beaten-path venues that tout musical genres ranging from jazz to alt-rock and gallery crawls that show off masterpieces by local artists.
Just one block away from the Westin Charlotte
is the EpiCentre
– an open air shopping and entertainment district that includes shopping, an array of restaurants offering international, gourmet cuisines, unique shopping, art and theater.