GWCCA honors the proud history of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations

African-American Black Greek-lettered Organizations (BGLOs) began more so out of purpose than trend. They were formed to unite like-minded black collegiate students with the common goal of self-betterment and service to their respective communities. Collectively, they are referred to as the Divine Nine and are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha was … Read More

Alisha King February 25,2021

Team Training

Radio Communications, Incident Responses, and Notifications Bathroom Sanitation and Cleaning Tutorial

admin January 27,2021

Big Night Out recap: Live music safely returns to Centennial Olympic Park

Live music emphatically returned to Centennial Olympic Park the weekend of Oct. 23-25 with Big Night Out, downtown Atlanta’s first socially distanced concert series. Each night, attendees experienced a concert like they have never seen before in 4- and 6-person private pods. Friday night kicked off with Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, followed … Read More

Randy Lieberman November 3,2020

Redirect to Exec Order PDF

admin June 17,2020

Tuesday Talk: GWCC’s new exhibit hall wins industry award

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. While the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) new $55 million expansion exhibit hall is already a hit with customers, the project is also earning construction industry respect. Exhibit … Read More

Kent Kimes April 7,2020

GWCCA’s Frank Poe: Leader, Mentor, Motivator, Icon

Frank Poe had it mapped out – he was going to be a history teacher.  Instead, he’s making history within the convention, sports and events industry – while continually teaching, leading and inspiring his staff and earning the adulation of his peers.  “He’s an icon within the industry,” said Al Rojas, General Manager of the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss. Rojas worked … Read More

Kent Kimes March 31,2020

Trailblazers: Women leaders making their mark at GWCCA

Like the business side of sports and the landscape of national politics, women are also changing the fabric of public assembly facilities – and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is a leading force. According to the Atlanta-based Castell Project, a non-profit focused on increasing diversity in hospitality industry leadership, men are 10 times … Read More

Kent Kimes

Creating a Championship Campus

By Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority  The Georgia World Congress Center Authority continues to gain momentum in 2020 with several game-changing projects. Designed with current and future customers in mind, we will continue to transform our downtown Atlanta campus into one that is unrivaled in North America. We are creating … Read More

Georgia World Congress Center Authority March 24,2020

GWCCA Coronavirus Statement

admin March 3,2020

The Tip-off: Final Four fever heating up on GWCCA campus

We don’t yet know what quartet of college and university teams will be represented here, but many of the other pieces of a fantastic NCAA Men’s Final Four are coming together. And the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus will be the epicenter of Final Four activity. Welcome to The Tip-off, a … Read More

Kent Kimes January 16,2020

Leed

admin February 28,2019

2019 resolutions reinforce GWCCA’s vision

Cheers to the new year. The start of a new year is always a great time to reevaluate, refresh, and refocus on goals. So as we all strategize and prioritize for 2019, it’s a good time to share some of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) organizational resolutions and goals. Below are just a … Read More

admin January 13,2019

Centennial Olympic Park temporary closure

Kent Kimes January 9,2019

AHR Expo: Jan. 14-16

Kent Kimes January 2,2019

Focal Point: Annual Report Digital Extras

From page 13: Meet GWCCA Lead Guest Services Specialist John Scott. From page 15: A timeline animation of the Georgia World Congress Center’s expansion project. From page 16: 2020 Vision update showing evolution of GWCCA campus. From page 19: Meet GWCCA Sales Manager Lidija Ahmetovic who focuses on booking business at the Savannah Convention Center.

admin December 28,2018

Jurassic Quest: Dec. 7-9

Kent Kimes December 3,2018

American Heart Association and Northside Hospital unveil metro-area’s third CPR training kiosk at Georgia World Congress Center

  ATLANTA  – (November 29, 2018) – To save more lives from cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association (AHA) operates Hands-Only CPR kiosks in high-traffic places, such as airports, museums, and other locations to teach the general public how easy it is to learn this lifesaving skill.  Through the support of sponsor Northside Hospital, the … Read More

Jaleesa Fears November 29,2018

American Heart Association and Northside Hospital unveil metro-area's third CPR training kiosk at Georgia World Congress Center

 ATLANTA  – (November 29, 2018) – To save more lives from cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association (AHA) operates Hands-Only CPR kiosks in high-traffic places, such as airports, museums, and other locations to teach the general public how easy it is to learn this lifesaving skill.  Through the support of sponsor Northside Hospital, the third … Read More

Jaleesa Fears

Holiday decorating and programming update

Kent Kimes November 15,2018

Dreamhack: Nov. 16-18

Kent Kimes November 2,2018

WIDESPREAD PANIC, THE AVETT BROTHERS & JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT TO HEADLINE SWEETWATER 420 FEST 2019

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2018 –SweetWater 420 Fest announces Widespread Panic (four sets, two nights), The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rebelution, Moon Taxi, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Turkuaz, Knower and many more artists will perform at the 15th SweetWater 420 Fest April 19-21, 2019 … Read More

admin October 26,2018

WIDESPREAD PANIC, THE AVETT BROTHERS & JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT TO HEADLINE SWEETWATER 420 FEST 2019

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2018 –SweetWater 420 Fest announces Widespread Panic (four sets, two nights), The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rebelution, Moon Taxi, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Turkuaz, Knower and many more artists will perform at the 15th SweetWater 420 Fest April 19-21, 2019 … Read More

admin

SCTE-ISBE Cable Tec Expo: Oct 22-25

Kent Kimes October 18,2018

Battle of the Dancelines: Oct. 21

Kent Kimes October 17,2018

Cyber Security Atlanta: Oct. 17-18

Kent Kimes October 15,2018

Event List

admin October 1,2018

Georgia Dome joins iconic sites in Georgia with Business History Initiatiave historical marker

Atlanta, Ga., September 6, 2018 – Atlanta’s iconic Georgia Dome today became the newest member of the Georgia Historical Society’s Business History Initiative (BHI) with the addition of a historical marker at the former site of the Georgia Dome, now The Home Depot Back Yard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “GHS is excited to highlight the huge role … Read More

Kent Kimes September 6,2018

International Woodworking Fair Photo Gallery

Aug. 22-25, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center

Kent Kimes August 27,2018

Engraved bricks update

Kent Kimes July 18,2018

V-103 Car & Bike Show Photo Gallery

July 14, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building B

Kent Kimes July 16,2018

V-103 Car & Bike Show Photo Gallery

July 14, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building B

Kent Kimes

Atlanta Comic Con Photo Gallery

July 13-15, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building C

Kent Kimes

SEC Summerfest at Centennial Olympic Park gets fans primed for pigskin season

College football fans will get a nice break from the dog days of summer when SEC Media Days kick off at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center next week. The event gets a jumpstart on Sunday (July 15) with the inaugural SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest presented by … Read More

Parker Hendricks July 13,2018

From mountains to ocean, GWCC carpet project represents Peach State

Want beaches? Georgia has 100 miles of coastline. Mountains? We’ve got those too, from iconic Stone Mountain to Brasstown Bald, the highest point of elevation in the state. Trees? Georgia has roughly 250 species. Designed to visually capture this diverse topography, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is in the midst of a massive, approximately … Read More

Kent Kimes July 10,2018

Fourth of July Celebration Photo Gallery

July 4, 2018, International Plaza

Kent Kimes July 5,2018

R&B group After 7 headlines Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s July 4 Celebration

(ATLANTA – June 15, 2018) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is pleased to announce that R&B vocal group After 7 will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The group features Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. After 7 is … Read More

Kent Kimes June 15,2018

R&B group After 7 headlines Georgia World Congress Center Authority's July 4 Celebration

(ATLANTA – June 15, 2018) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is pleased to announce that R&B vocal group After 7 will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The group features Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. After 7 is … Read More

Kent Kimes

SweetWater 420 Fest Photo Gallery

April 20-22, 2018, Centennial Olympic Park

admin April 25,2018

Campus Improvements map

admin April 24,2018

Georgia Bridal & Wedding Expo Photo Gallery

Kent Kimes February 14,2018
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