Dear Attendees and Guests of Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC),

Welcome to Wilmington, NC, for the AENC Annual Meeting. We know that you had many destination choices for where to host this meeting and we are delighted to have you as our guests. This is a very exciting time for us. Wilmington was recently selected as one of Southern Living’s South's Best Cities on the Rise 2021, and for good reason. As you will see, a transformation of our River District and the award-winning riverfront is underway and new developments are on the horizon or opening soon like the North Waterfront Park and Amphitheater connected by the Riverwalk. We are confident that our hospitality industry and facilities will take good care of you and ensure a successful meeting. As part of the Count On Me NC pledge, our tourism businesses are working hard to ensure everyone's safety. For full details, please visit our COVID-19 page for what to expect during your visit. 

Wilmington, NC combines the city’s historic charm and rich past with modern design and new attractions. A walkable downtown, easy access to more than 200 restaurants, shops and attractions, plus three island beaches nearby, all come together to create a meeting location that feels like a vacation. We hope you will also take some of your free time to enjoy the fun things to see and do here.

If there is anything we can help you with during this stay or any future visits, please stop by one of our Visitor Information Centers or view our Digital Visitors Guide to discover a wealth of information. We look forward to you experiencing all of this first-hand, as you let the water be your guide to discovering new landscapes and adventures in Wilmington and our Island Beaches.

With warmest regards,

Kim Signature

Kim Hufham
President/CEO

A Meeting Location that Feels like a Vacation

Meeting in Wilmington means variety for everyone. Attendees can arrive early or stay late to enjoy a wide variety of things to see and do. Start planning today!