The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau 76th Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Chattanooga celebration of tourism and hospitality will be kicked off by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam who will speak about tourism as an economic driver throughout Tennessee and Hamilton County.
Bob Doak, CVB president and CEO, will deliver the State of the Tourism Industry address. Guests will once again be entertained by the “spoof/parody” video.
A sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 guests will be attending this year’s 76th annual luncheon. Those in attendance include local and state tourism executives, top business and civic leaders, and elected officials.
After more than 35 years in the tourism and hospitality industry, with 15 of those years as the President and CEO of the Chattanooga CVB, Mr. Doak has announced his retirement. The 2017 luncheon will be his 15th and final address. He will continue in his role at the CVB through February 2018 to assist in the leadership transition.