We are so happy to have had the opportunity to host a variety of sport and meeting planners in Virginia Beach for our #BringItToVB FAM this past month! Attendees were a diverse cross-section of both Sports to Meetings and Conventions planners, as well as writers from Smart Meetings, Sports Destination Management and PCMA Convene, to whom we were able to showcase Virginia Beach’s beautiful beaches, distinct venues and attractions, which inspire every attendee to want to live the life!
Our four-day FAM included tours of sport and meeting venues, such as a sustainability tour of the LEED Gold-certified Virginia Beach Convention Center, Princess Anne Athletic Complex and the brand-new Brock Environmental Center, one of the most energy-efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the country. Attendees enjoyed a mayoral breakfast, heard and learned from keynote speaker Crystal Washington, who gave an insightful presentation about using social media, and participated in our Give Back Marketplace event, which benefited Pajama Jams. Planners and writers also got the chance to “come on down” during the “Price is Right” Stage Show held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, one of Virginia Beach’s state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
After business was complete, attendees experienced some of Virginia Beach’s top attractions, including oyster-farming boat tours, iFly indoor skydiving and zip-lining at the Adventure Park. Participants of Pleasure House Oysters’ Oyster-Farming Boat Tour were given the opportunity to see first-hand how legendary Lynnhaven oysters are harvested and had the chance to taste fresh bivalves directly from the water. Thrill-seeking participants experienced Virginia Beach iFly, where they experienced the adrenaline of a free-falling skydive indoors at the new facility. At the Adventure Park, the largest of its kind in Virginia, attendees navigated their way through a series of aerial ropes challenge courses and zipped through the trees on multiple zip-lines.
We always enjoy getting to see our clients, media partners and long-time friends in person and showing them what living the life in Virginia Beach is all about. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made our 2015 #BringItToVB FAM so memorable and successful!
Here are some images from these great four days. If you did not get a chance to participate this year and would like the opportunity to learn more, please contact us.