(ATLANTA – Arpil. 9, 2015) When it comes to attracting big manufacturing shows and expos that feature heavy, bulky industrial equipment, the Georgia World Congress Center, the nation’s fourth largest convention center, can tout its massive size, according to a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution report.
The GWCC’s 3.9 million-square-feet of convention space gives it a competitive edge over smaller convention facilities in metro Atlanta and neighboring cities, such as Nashville, Tenn. and Charlotte, N.C. that can’t handle shows that require at least 500,000 square feet of space and/or accommodate heavy equipment.
“That’s a big deal because meetings facilities make most of their revenue from exhibitors and the power that they use to operate displays,” writes the AJC’s Leon Stafford. “While attendance, parking and food and beverage spending are important, exhibit space rental is the lifeblood of the industry.”