North Carolina Republican Party to Hold State Convention in Wilmington
Wilmington, NC (May 5, 2011)—On June 3-5, travel industry partners in Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach) will welcome the 2011 North Carolina Republican State Convention. The North Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention is held in a different location within the state each year. This year the Wilmington Convention Center and the Hilton Wilmington Riverside were selected as event locations.
According to Mark Braden, Spokesperson for the North Carolina Republican Party, “The North Carolina Republican Party and our convention delegates are looking forward to a great weekend in Wilmington. The 2011 North Carolina Republican State Convention will draw visitors from every corner of North Carolina to the ‘Port City’ where they will be sure to enjoy all that Wilmington has to offer.”
Scheduled events and activities include a variety of esteemed speakers and elected officials, as well as meal functions, committee meetings, breakout and business sessions. Speakers include United States Congressman Allen West, United States Congressman Tim Scott, Andrew Breitbart, United States Congressman Mick Mulvaney, and North Carolina Republican Party Chairman and former United States Congressman Robin Hayes.
“Hosting the North Carolina Republican Party annual convention in Wilmington allows us to showcase our destination to approximately 1,500 North Carolinians,” states John Sneed, Convention Sales Manager for the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We welcome members of the North Carolina Republican Party and hope that they enjoy their experience and will soon return with their families and friends to enjoy our beaches and historic riverfront.”
“It is an honor for Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast to be selected as the location for the 2011 North Carolina Republican State Convention,” states Kim Hufham, president/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority. “Based on 1,500 attendees staying an average of four days/three nights, it is estimated that the event will generate direct spending of approximately $1,062,400. Using a conservative 2.5 multiplier, the total economic impact is nearly $2.7 million.”
The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority d/b/a Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization which stimulates economic development through the promotion of travel and tourism.