Leon Bridges to be honored for promoting Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 17, 2017) – The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau (FWCVB) will release details about the latest economic impact from tourism and new projections for convention activity at its 4th Annual Meeting & Breakfast on February 1 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

The FWCVB annual meeting will highlight innovations in marketing to leisure, business and international travelers; tourism’s growing impact on the local economy and jobs; and recent initiatives such as Fort Worth Sports Marketing and the Fort Worth Film Commission.

“We are excited to share major advancements in convention bookings for the city,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of the FWCVB. “These will create numerous opportunities and jobs for hotels and partners.”

A record number of sponsors have come on board to support the FWCVB annual meeting including presenting sponsors Pinnacle Bank and Tri-Hawk Media Audio Visual.

Other sponsors include: Fort Worth Library, Kimbell Art Museum, BNSF Railway, DFW Airport, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Encore Live, The Capital Grille, Cassco Development, Rosa’s Café and Tortilla Factory, Silver West Limousine Service, Southwest Bank, Cook Children’s, ONCOR, Trinity River Vision Authority, Trinity River Distillery and Higginbotham.

The 2017 FWCVB Hospitality Award will be presented to Grammy-nominated recording artist Leon Bridges by Brendon Anthony, Director of the Texas Music Office in the Office of the Governor. Grammy-nominated Bridges will be honored for raising the profile of Fort Worth during his world tour. Past recipients include Holt Hickman and the museums of the Cultural District.

The keynote address will be given by Jay Baer, the most retweeted digital marketer in the world. Baer is a 5-time New York Times best-selling author and international expert on technology, marketing and customer service.

The 2016 FWCVB annual report and 2017 FWCVB tourism video will also be revealed.

An additional 250 tickets have been released to accommodate the growing demand to attend. Individual tickets and tables are available now until space is filled. Individual tickets are $50; tables start at $500. Visit to purchase tickets and to see a recap of the 2016 annual meeting.

Sponsorship opportunities are available through January 20th. Contact Follow @VisitFortWorth and #ThingstoDo2017 for updates about the FWCVB 4th annual meeting.


About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of arts and commerce. Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth is home to the famed Stockyards Historic District, the lively downtown Sundance Square and a renowned Cultural District complete with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Kimbell Art Museum. For more information, visit