Our team at the ACVB was honored to receive the Convention South’s Annual Reader’s Choice Award! The staff of the ACVB is proud to accept this award along with our hard working and supportive board! We are so grateful for you!


Abilene, Texas – It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award.

ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”


“We are honored for Abilene to be awarded the Reader’s Choice Award from ConventionSouth,” Nanci Liles, Executive Director said. “The spirit of Abilene’s hospitality and service is known far and wide and consistently exceeds expectations. Choose Abilene for your next event and see why over 350 groups meet in our great city annually.”


The Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau is among 250 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.


Since creation in 2001, this is the third time that Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2016 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.


“Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2016, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said.


Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.