Atlanta Ranked No. 4 Meeting Destination in the United States
ATLANTA (Sept. 2, 2014) – Atlanta recently ranked No. 4 on Cvent’s list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States for 2014. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, developed the ranking based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network. The ranking represents the second year Atlanta has maintained its position among the top five leading meetings destinations in the nation.
Atlanta boasts the fourth largest convention center in North America, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). The Georgia World Congress Center features 3.9 million square feet with 1.4 million square feet of prime exhibit space, 12 exhibit halls, 104 meeting rooms and 2 grand ballrooms. Complemented by the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, and surrounded by approximately 10,000 hotel rooms within a one-mile radius, these facilities comprise one of the finest convention, sports, and entertainment districts in the world.
“This is a meaningful recognition for the City of Atlanta and a great spotlight on the Georgia World Congress Center,” said Mark Zimmerman, general manager of the GWCC. “It is an honor for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and we look forward to continuing our legacy of providing best in class services and facilities.”
Atlanta is a top choice for meeting planners due to the city’s accessibility and its compact convention district that boasts a flexible hotel portfolio and event space to host meetings of any size. It’s easy for meeting attendees to get to Atlanta, home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. More than 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour direct flight of the city.
Cvent evaluated more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the third annual list. Activity was tracked from July 2013 to June 2014, and the ranking was then determined by a set of qualifying criteria, including:
- Unique Request For Proposals Received
- Awarded Request For Proposals
- Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT) is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 1,450 employees and more than 12,650 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing and Web surveys. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com.