TD CONVENTION CENTER OVERVIEW


280,000 square feet of exhibit space

60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space

Including a 30,000 square-foot ballroom

Accommodating groups from 25 to 25,000

Minutes from the airport

Minutes from historic downtown

Professional event management team

Award-winning culinary staff

TD CONVENTION CENTER HISTORY

Today
1915
  • 1915

    The first Southern Textile Exposition takes place at the old Piedmont and Northern Railroad Warehouse at the 300 block of West Washington Street in downtown Greenville.

  • 1917

    The original Textile Hall opens in downtown Greenville.

  • 1964

    The “new” Textile Hall opens at current location off Pleasantburg Drive on October 12, 1964.

  • 1966

    Textile Hall completes its first expansion. Additional exhibit space is added in 1969, and again in 1977. The building now includes 368,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and ranks as one of the largest exposition facilities in the country.

  • 1993

    The James H. Woodside Conference Center is dedicated. A former President of Textile Hall Corporation, Mr. Woodside was instrumental in leading the growth of the facility in the 1960s and ‘70s. At the same time, the facility changed its name to the Palmetto International Exhibition and Convention Center, or Palmetto Expo Center.

  • 2001

    The City of Greenville purchases the Palmetto Expo Center from Textile Hall Corp. for $6.75 million and contracts with SMG to manage the facility.

  • 2007

    Carolina First Bank, a subsidiary of The South Financial Group which is headquartered in Greenville, buys the naming rights to the facility. The name is changed from Palmetto Expo Center to Carolina First Center.

  • 2008

    Carolina First Center completes a $22 million renovation that improves the facility’s exhibit and meeting spaces and boosts connectivity with public spaces.

  • 2011

    TD Convention Center makes its debut as the conversion of the Carolina First Bank brand to TD Bank continues throughout the Carolinas. Carolina First had a multi- year, naming rights sponsorship of the convention center, which TD Bank assumed with the acquisition of the bank.

Today

“Expositions are the timekeepers of progress. They record the advancement, they stimulate the energy, enterprise and intellect of the people, and quicken human genius.”

 

–A. B. Carter in welcoming remarks to the first Southern Textile Exposition,
November, 1915
Greenville, South Carolina