The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau will welcome the National Baptist Convention of America, Incorporated (NBCA) from Sept. 12-15 for the organization’s 2016 Annual Session.
Capping off a summer filled with religious and multicultural conventions in Cincinnati USA, the event is expected to attract 1,000 attendees from around the country, with direct visitor spending estimated at nearly $680,000.
The NBCA is a fellowship of voluntary churches approximating 1.5 million African-American Baptists whose initial roots stemmed from the organization of the Foreign Mission Baptist Convention of the United States. Following the theme “Planning to do a Great Work for the Kingdom,” the NBCA Annual Session will feature programming focused on prayer, planning, unity, renewal and worship. Annual Session events, including various banquets, general assemblies and keynote speakers, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
For further information regarding the NBCA Annual Session schedule and special programming, visit NBCAInc.com.
“The city of Cincinnati is thrilled to be hosting the National Baptist Convention of America,” said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. “African American churches have deep roots in Cincinnati and continue to strongly influence our culture and our direction as a community.”
The NBCA Annual Session wraps up a busy and diverse convention summer for Cincinnati USA, with religious and multicultural organizations including The Christian Booksellers Association (June 26-30), Church of God in Christ Inc. (COGIC) (July 4-8), the NAACP (July 16-20) and the NBCA (Sept. 12-15). These conventions have brought more than 33,000 attendees to the region.
“Cincinnati USA is a region that celebrates diversity through its welcoming and inclusive environment for religious and multicultural events,” said Jason Dunn, Vice President of Multicultural and Community Development at the Cincinnati USA CVB. “As NBCA attendees celebrate and plan for the future during their time in our city, Cincinnati USA continues to make strides as a leader in the multicultural meeting industry.”
About the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is an aggressive sales, marketing and service organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact Hamilton County's and the City of Cincinnati's economy through convention, trade show and visitor expenditures. The travel and tourism industry traditionally has been a $4.4 billion industry in Cincinnati USA, employing 74,000 people in a variety of fields and bringing 24.1 million visitors to the region annually. Visit www.cincyusa.com for more.