Experience America’s native spirit in Louisville
Attendees of MPI’s 2024 World Education Congress (WEC), May 20-22 in Louisville, Kentucky, will experience an authentic destination that offers unique experiences mixed with a flavor of southern hospitality, according to Sonia Fong, senior vice president of convention development for Louisville Tourism.
“There’s no other place to experience America’s native spirit and culture than Bourbon City,” Fong said. “The connectivity of our downtown, the ease of travel from the airport or from one of our top drive markets will make the ‘getting here’ easy. Finally, MPI’s WEC will take place just days after the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby and that excitement will still be in the air as they get a taste of live racing at Churchill Downs, offering an experience unlike any other.”
Louisville continues to offer new attractions and authentic visitor experiences, specifically within the Bourbon and spirits industry, Fong said.
“Louisville now boasts over 10 distillery experiences, several of which are within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC),” she said. “Churchill Downs is adding an adjacent entertainment hub with Derby City Gaming Downtown as well as building out additional sections at the historic track with the First Turn Club, a brand-new space that provides unprecedented access to the track, stunning views of the famed twin spires and can accommodate some of the largest offsite events. Also, in development news, the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport continues to make improvements throughout the terminal experience and in capacity, increasing airlift nearly 30% since 2021.”