CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is always seeking to improve the customer experience. Each year, the Authority invests in capital improvements to upgrade and enhance our facilities and surrounding campus.

Over the years, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus has undergone numerous expansions to meet the needs of growing conventions and special events. This section of our website will keep you up to date on the latest Authority capital improvements.

Coming development includes the GWCC’s B/C Exhibit Hall project, the Andrew Young International Blvd project, an on-site convention headquarters hotel and a new parking deck.

Andrew Young International Blvd

The evolution of a connected GWCCA campus continues with the AYIB project which, once completed, will contribute to our competitive advantage and continued future economic development and impact.

The objectives of the International Boulevard project are threefold:
  1. Pedestrian Movement/Safety: Creating a safe, fluid pedestrian experience from the hotel district, through the GWCCA campus;

  2. Traffic Management: Blending pedestrian traffic with dedicated bus and ride share options to aide attendee movement while relieving congestion along Marietta Street corridor;

  3. Aesthetic: Serving as the springboard for a collaborative approach to a shop-stay-play entertainment district. Phase 1 funding was approved during 2018.

B/C Exhibit Hall

The hallmark of the GWCCA campus is connectivity. The connections between our venues, the hotel district, and the world's busiest airport are key differentiators in Atlanta's ability to compete for in-demand conventions and tradeshows. The dynamic evolution of the GWCCA campus continues with plans to create a fixed gateway between exhibit halls in Buildings B and C to create over one million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. Taking into account exhibitor interaction and the optimum flow of show attendees, GWCCA made the decision to select the north option to create a fixed gateway between exhibit halls in Buildings B and C. This project solidifies Atlanta’s place as the world’s premier convention destination, providing top-flight customer service and amenities for all events. The potential economic impact of the contiguous exhibition facility is $632 million.