City of Cleveland will host 2020 World Music Tourism Convention



City of Cleveland will host 2020 World Music Tourism Convention

Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 2, 2019) – The city of Cleveland will host the global Music Tourism Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020, officials announced Saturday.


Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray and officials from the city of Cleveland joined representatives from Sound Diplomacy at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi to make the announcement.


“It is truly an honor that the city of Cleveland was chosen as the host of Sound Diplomacy’s next global tourism conference,” Ray said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome leading music and tourism professionals from around the world to the Birthplace of America’s Music, where they can experience the truly authentic sights and sounds of our state’s revered musical legacy.”


The Music Tourism Convention explores how music impacts, benefits and improves tourism, location branding, partnership development and economic development. Event planners anticipate more than 300 attendees and more than 30 international speakers from the music and tourism industries. The conference previously was hosted by Franklin, Tenn., Liverpool, England and Cologne, Germany, bringing together more than 725 international delegates from approximately 125 cities and 25 countries.


The Music Tourism Convention is part of Sound Diplomacy’s Music Cities Events series. Sound Diplomacy is a global organization dedicated to empowering cities and places to achieve social, cultural and economic goals through music and the entertainment economy. Music Cities Events is a global series of conferences focused on all aspects of music and cities, including how music impacts and influences policy, city planning, economic development, tourism, health and education. The group has organized 23 events spanning Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.


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