Take note. Expansions and transformative revamps are changing meetings at Atlanta’s convention center. Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is the world’s largest LEED Gold-certified convention center (world’s largest...let that sink in!) and one of the country’s top destinations for conventions, trade shows, film production and plenty more.
Here’s a look at what meeting planners can expect:
Just in case you breezed by the video, here’s what’s happening:
Mark Vaughan, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s executive vice president and chief sales officer says it best, “2020 Vision is the single largest development Atlanta’s convention business has experienced since the opening of GWCC in 1976 and new additions to the campus continue to position the city positively for new business.”
First, GWCC By the Numbers
- 4 million+ square feet of total space
- 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space
- 12 exhibit halls
- 98 meeting rooms
- Two ballrooms
- Three fixed-seat auditoriums
- Three beautifully landscaped outdoor plazas
Coming Early 2020: Exhibit Hall BC
The multi-use exhibit hall BC at GWCC will create over one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space (nearly 1.5M GSF overall), adding an abundance of connectivity and allowing Atlanta to host some of the industry’s largest events.
(Speaking of large events, Atlanta played host better than most when it came to Super Bowl LIII. Feel free to detour, then head back this way.)
An Exclusive Convention Center Hotel
Signia Hilton, a signature luxury hotel will be the headquarter property for GWCC. With 30 stories, up to 1,000 rooms, 75,000 square feet of meeting space and an executive conference center that will connect to the convention center, this high-rise will be one of the first of the exclusive Hilton properties to be built in the United States.
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