Teri Agosta Appointed General Manager of Signia by Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Brands announced Teri Agosta has been appointed general manager of Signia by Hilton Atlanta, the new 975-room hotel currently under construction on Championship Campus. Expected to open in late 2023, Signia by Hilton Atlanta will be connected to GWCC and will overlook the Mercedes-Benz Stadium sports and entertainment complex. Agosta will be responsible for … Read More

Georgia World Congress Center Authority January 28,2022

SweetWater 420 Fest finalizes festival lineup, single day tickets on sale

ATLANTA, January 21, 2022 – SweetWater Brewery Company and Happy Ending Productions are excited to announce the addition of Gov’t Mule and Thievery Corporation to complete the 2022 SweetWater 420 Festival Lineup. Single Day Tickets and the festival’s final daily lineup are now available. The String Cheese Incident (2 sets) and Snoop Dogg on Friday … Read More

Georgia World Congress Center Authority January 21,2022

GWCC Hosts 9/11 Day Foundation’s annual National Day of Service & Remembrance

Georgia World Congress Center hosted the 9/11 Day Foundation’s annual National Day of Service and Remembrance community service activity for Atlanta last Saturday. In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the foundation hosted a meal packing event in Building C of GWCC. The 9/11 Day is a non-profit created … Read More

Janet Sevilla September 14,2021

Happy Summer & Pollinator Week from the GWCCA Honeybees!

GWCCA bees are back and bee-tter than ever! But what exactly have our bees been up to this year? In January, our bees were in a temporary location near our loading docks, awaiting a brand new home adjacent to the beltline connector. Inside the hives, the honeybees were clustered in a ball around the queen … Read More

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner June 21,2021

GWCCA Celebrates World Bee Day

On World Bee Day, we celebrate the important role bees play in our ecosystem and how we can look to them to build better environments, better leaders, and better communities. The GWCCA bees returned to campus on Earth Day, April 22, in newly designed homes inspired by those same pillars that lead GWCCA Sustainability and … Read More

Janet Sevilla May 20,2021

GWCCA Earth Month Volunteer Planting

Randy Lieberman April 21,2021

The Authoricast | Episode 15: Behind the Bees-iness with Bee Downtown

On the newest episode of The Authoricast we have a chat with the founder and CEO of Bee Downtown, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner as a part of our earth month content here at GWCCA.. Bee Downtown installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses including ours, that rebuild healthy honeybee populations while simultaneously powering Employee Engagement Programming and … Read More

Parker Hendricks

Poached Peach Salad with GWCCA Executive Chef Billy Velasquez

To celebrate Earth Month, Georgia World Congress Center Authority Executive Chef Billy Velasquez and Janet Sevilla (Manager, Sustainability & CSR) offered a simple recipe utilizing fresh honey from on-site bees to make at home. The GWCC Peach Salad utilizes poached peaches and the house special Green Goodness Honey Dressing.

Randy Lieberman

GWCCA Bees are Back!

Georgia World Congress Center Authority and Bee Downtown are happy to welcome back bees to Championship Campus! The partnership between GWCCA’s Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility department and Bee Downtown is in its fourth year of existence.

Randy Lieberman

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

Dr. Charles Drew, The Father of the Blood Bank

If you or a loved one donated or received blood, then you have Dr. Charles Richard Drew to thank for the development of enhanced storage of blood plasma and higher quality in the process of providing transfusions. Dr. Charles Richard Drew, an African American surgeon and researcher, known as the “Father of the Blood Blank,” … Read More

Janet Sevilla February 2,2021

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GWCCA military veterans reflect on service on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday observed annually on Nov. 11. This Year, we asked several veterans at Georgia World Congress Center Authority to reflect on their experiences and service.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority November 11,2020

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

GWCCA Celebrates LatinX/Hispanic Heritage Month

LatinX/Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long national celebration recognizing the accomplishments and influences of Hispanic Americans in the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Today, on the final day of this celebration which began on September 15, we share some of the contributions that have enriched our campus and workforce. Georgia World Congress Center … Read More

Parker Hendricks October 15,2020

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admin June 17,2020

Tuesday Talk: Savannah Convention Center’s Action Star

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. Lidija Ahmetovic, Atlanta-based sales manager for the GWCCA-managed Savannah Convention Center (SCC), has been named as a member of Connect Corporate magazine’s 2020 40 Under 40 class recognizing … Read More

Kent Kimes April 28,2020

The Tip-off: The Final Four that never was still made community impact

Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus was sure to be brimming with excitement and activity in celebration of college basketball during the first weekend in April. The champs would cut down the nets and the “One Shining Moment” montage would scroll on millions of screens. The culmination of March Madness wasn’t supposed … Read More

Kent Kimes April 23,2020

Tuesday Talk: GWCCA salutes Administrative Professionals Day

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. On March 13 – Friday the 13th no less – Sharde Glore and her fellow administrative assistants in the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) sales department packed … Read More

Kent Kimes April 21,2020

Earth Day: Celebrating the successes of Greenbuild at GWCCA

With Earth Day celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday (April 22), it’s a great opportunity to dive into the recently-published results from the world’s largest gathering of green building professionals dedicated to sustainability in the built environment. We’re talking about the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, of course, which was held in November on the … Read More

Tim Trefzer April 20,2020

The Progress Report: supporting downtown Atlanta during COVID-19

The COVID-19 public health situation continues to involve and impact Downtown Atlanta residents, offices, small businesses, hotels, cultural institutions, and venues, including those owned and managed by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). At Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID), our priority is to continue to serve as a resource … Read More

Paige Sullivan April 16,2020

Tuesday Talk: Blue, Black and Gold

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. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Lighting up the downtown evening landscape last Thursday (April 9), the collection of facilities on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) … Read More

Kent Kimes April 14,2020

GWCCA Goes Blue for Healthcare and Frontline Workers

At 8 tonight, Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) will join together with many venues, bridges, and historic buildings across the country lighting national landmarks blue to honor frontline workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the #MakeItBlue campaign, GWCCA’s International Plaza, the Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park, and … Read More

Jaleesa Fears April 9,2020

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

Meet The Authoricast, GWCCA’s new podcast

We’re pleased to announce that the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) has joined the dynamic world of podcasting. Hosted and produced by GWCCA Marketing Specialist Parker Hendricks and this blog author (Sr. Staff Writer Kent Kimes), the debut episode of The Authoricast was released today. You can check it out here. Episodes will be … Read More

Kent Kimes April 3,2020

Tuesday Talk: The Night the Lights Went Out at GWCCA

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. When the lights went out Saturday night (March 28) on GWCCA’s downtown Atlanta campus it wasn’t an accident, grid malfunction or anything to do with the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, … Read More

Kent Kimes March 31,2020

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

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

Tuesday Talk: Meet the GWCCA’s new sustainability and CSR Manager

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. If you’re an Atlanta baseball fan, you’ve probably seen or heard of Los Bravos, an outreach/branding campaign targeting the local Latino community. The person who spearheaded that program … Read More

Kent Kimes

Landmarks & Legacies: Zell Miller Conference Center

A public servant, best-selling author, educator, military veteran, and Fox News contributor, Zell Miller was a man of many hats. On the cusp of the two-year anniversary (March 23, 2018) of his death, this installment of Landmarks & Legacies looks at the origins of the Zell Miller Conference Center at the Georgia World Congress Center … Read More

Kent Kimes March 20,2020

Tuesday Talk: Centennial Olympic Park Visitor Center Update

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. Amid the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Discover Atlanta’s Visitor Information Center at Centennial Olympic Park is closed through March 27, while the Park itself remains open to pedestrian traffic. … Read More

Kent Kimes March 17,2020

Tuesday Talk: Haley, Mannings and Jost headlining MODEX 2020

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. MODEX, the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo of 2020, continues its star-studded lineup at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), including keynote speakers Peyton Manning and Archie … Read More

Kent Kimes March 10,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: Soccer ball sculpture at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a kick

Landmarks & Legacies is an occasional unConventional blog series exploring the various identifying and distinctive physical features of the GWCCA campus. Perhaps you’ve posed for a selfie with the enormous, reflective stainless steel soccer ball overlooking The Home Depot Backyard when you attended an Atlanta United game at state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz Stadium (MBS). But did … Read More

Kent Kimes March 6,2020

GWCCA Coronavirus Statement

admin March 3,2020

Tuesday Talk: Halsey added to JamFest lineup at Centennial Olympic Park

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. Completing an all-female lineup for the Capital One JamFest at Centennial Olympic Park, pop singer-songwriter Halsey, along with up-and-coming artist Tayla Parx, will open for megastar Taylor Swift. … Read More

Kent Kimes

It’s official, GWCCA is a top place to work

The No. 1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world is also a great place to work. Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) was awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, featured today (March 1) in a special section of the newspaper. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered … Read More

Kent Kimes March 1,2020

The Tip-off: Come on, let’s bounce on GWCCA’s championship campus

Remember that epic fast food commercial with basketball legends Larry Bird and Michael Jordan sinking outlandish shots while playing a game of H.O.R.S.E. that spilled out of the gym and into urban environments? “Off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall – nothing but net,” says Jordan as … Read More

Kent Kimes February 27,2020

Plan ahead for weekend events on GWCCA campus

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown campus and surrounding areas will host a variety of overlapping events from Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, bringing heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic to downtown Atlanta. Here’s a look at some events taking place on the GWCCA campus this weekend: Friday, Feb. 28: Atlanta International … Read More

Jaleesa Fears

Tuesday Talk: Getting revved up for Atlanta International Auto Show

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. One of the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) longest-running and most popular public events returns this week as the 38th annual Atlanta International Auto Show (AIAS) sets up … Read More

Kent Kimes February 25,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: GWCC’s Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium

Landmarks & Legacies is an occasional unConventional blog series exploring the various identifying and distinctive physical features of the GWCCA campus. Thirty-five years ago today, the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) largest auditorium took on the name of one of the convention center’s most ardent supporters. The 1,726-seat Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium in GWCC’s Building … Read More

Kent Kimes February 21,2020

Tuesday Talk: Finally, The Rock has come back to GWCCA

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. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Last week Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia announced that their multi-faceted event Athleticon is coming to the … Read More

Kent Kimes February 18,2020

The Progress Report: Downtown Ambassador Force extends campus hospitality

Each year, Downtown Atlanta welcomes more than 50 million visitors, many of whom come to the area to attend meetings, events, and conventions at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) campus. Thus, tourism and hospitality are priority areas for Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID). Our collective efforts aim to, … Read More

Paige Sullivan February 14,2020

The Tip-off: GWCCA campus embraces fourth Final Four

It won’t be the first time the GWCCA campus has gone dancing. Hosting the culmination of The Big Dance for the fourth time, GWCCA’s 220-plus acre downtown Atlanta campus and surrounding area are poised to transform into a hotbed of hoops for the 2020 NCAA Final Four the first weekend in April. While the GWCCA … Read More

Kent Kimes February 13,2020

Tuesday Talk: The D-OH Double G at C.O.P.

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. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): The suddenly controversial again rapper Snoop Dogg has joined the lineup for 2020 Sweetwater 420 Fest taking place April 24-26 at Centennial … Read More

Kent Kimes February 11,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: Centennial Olympic Park Magnolia Tribute Garden

Landmarks & Legacies is an occasional unConventional blog series exploring the various identifying and distinctive physical features of the GWCCA campus. What do you give philanthropists as a thank you gift? For the people and organizations that donated $27 million to a capital renovation plan to reimagine Centennial Olympic Park, logoed tchotchkes didn’t seem appropriate. … Read More

Kent Kimes February 7,2020

Tuesday Talk: Poultry, meats and sweet treats

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. Expand it and they will come. While the final numbers aren’t verified yet, last week’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) … Read More

Kent Kimes February 4,2020

The Tip-off: Final Four reading competition a slam dunk with students

Selection Sunday is one of the most exciting days in collegiate sports. It’s when NCAA basketball teams find out if they’re going to the Big Dance. The tournament brackets are revealed on live TV, and the broadcast usually features the jubilant reactions of players and their fans/fellow students. Channeling that aura of excitement and anticipation, … Read More

Kent Kimes January 30,2020
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