Corporate conferences, professional association meetings, sports tournaments, social and religious group meetings, and family and military reunions have a lot more in common than you might think. They generate real, bottom-line, positive impact on the local economy. Hosting these events supports jobs, creates tax revenue and improves the overall quality of life for residents like you.

The Richmond Region is on a winning streak, garnering national and international attention through a constant stream of accolades. Our reputation as a premier meeting, convention and sports tournament host destination is well established and steadily growing.

But it takes teamwork to stay ahead of the competition, and that’s where you come in. You can become an RVA Champion by encouraging your friends, families, colleagues and fellow association or team members to hold their meetings or events in the Richmond Region.

We can help you shine the spotlight on the achievements and success of your organization by bringing an event to RVA! Whether it’s an association you belong to, a reunion, sports event, faith-based group or any other meeting - large or small - we want to bring events of every size to the Richmond Region!

We’ve launched the RVA Champions initiative to help score more regional, national and international conventions, meetings and sports events for our community. All you have to do is help us match your contacts with our region’s amazing slate of amenities, and together we’ll promote the Richmond Region as a premier meeting and sports destination.

Here’s how it works:

Think about your own professional organizations and associations, sports leagues, and family and faith connections. There’s probably an upcoming meeting, reunion or sports tournament that would be a perfect fit for the Richmond Region, and chances are you know someone involved in the planning process.

Connect with our team at the very beginning of the planning process to maximize the value of our complimentary services, proven resources, contacts, and expertise to get your event off to the right start.  We’ll share insights that come from years of experience to tailor the Richmond Region’s meetings and sports assets to your group’s specifications and expectations. The sooner we’re involved, the better, as our team has the proven resources, contacts, and expertise to get your event off to the right start. We’ll assist throughout the entire process and offer helpful services to increase attendance, provide registration assistance, and plan local tours.

Richmond Region Tourism can help with a variety of complimentary services:

Assist with meeting venue and hotel search

Arrange familiarization tours and site inspections

Create an authentic RVA experience

Help you to personalize Richmond region promotion as the host destination

Deliver a collaborative experience by expending community outreach

Provide local business referrals

Assist with planning and develop experiential itineraries

Provide on-site conference or tournament services

Coordinate transportation services

When you help us promote the Richmond Region as a meeting and sports destination, you’re making a positive contribution to our hometown, elevating your favorite organizations and personal achievements, and helping us chalk up another win for our community.

We celebrate RVA Champions in a big way, with a dedicated awards event every April on Global Meetings Industry Day. 

For more information email Richmond Region Tourism or call Julie Fleshman at 804.783.7428.