National BBQ Month: Grill your baby back ribs like the GWCCA’s master chef

Among the many holidays and observances happening in May, two grill-centric celebrations – National Burger Month as well as National Barbecue Month – both signal that summer is soon upon us. That means it is time to tackle the backyard grill and barbecue in the way you wanted for years.  Let the chefs at the … Read More

Matt Roach May 2,2019

Earth Day Challenge: Planners needed to move green meetings needle

As we celebrate Earth Day today, it’s probably not a surprise that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once deemed the convention industry more wasteful than all but one other industry. As a result, many convention centers have placed environmental responsibility at the forefront of operations. When I began at the Georgia World Congress Center … Read More

Tim Trefzer April 22,2019

Parking 101: Pro tips for securing your spot on the GWCCA campus

With multiple events large, small – and in between – commonly overlapping on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus, the logistics of getting here should be part of any visitor’s plan. And if you’re driving, understanding your multiple parking options is key. The Red Deck, with seven levels and 2,041 parking … Read More

Kent Kimes March 20,2019

GWCCA.org: New year, new look

If you’re reading this, by now you have noticed that our website received a makeover. After months of hard work and dedication, the new GWCCA.org launched on Jan. 19, just in time for Super Bowl LIII. The reimagined digital platform is now a fully functional one-stop shop for customers and guests in search of Georgia … Read More

Jaleesa Fears February 5,2019

National Preparedness Month: Tips for meeting planners and event hosts

Safety at public assembly venues is a huge concern, and often weighs heavy on the minds of event planners. “This is a serious and sometimes overwhelming responsibility for event organizers. Patron safety can be a heavy burden if you let it be,” wrote Cameron Ungar, President of Stylehawk Event Services, in a blog post for the … Read More

Kent Kimes September 19,2018

Top 5 tailgating hacks from the GWCCA’s executive chef

As football returns to Atlanta’s epicenter for pigskin – high school, college and pro – who else can give you expert tips to feed your hungry group of friends at your next tailgate?  None other than the chefs who feed thousands of visitors to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus on a regular … Read More

Matt Roach August 16,2018

Catching up with Savannah: Bountiful summer and future expansions

Like its still-growing big sister in Atlanta, the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (SITCC) hopes to expand. Managed by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), the riverfront SITCC plans to double in size. With the expansion, a potential new convention center hotel could join us on Hutchinson Island as well. This means a … Read More

Jaleesa Fears August 15,2018

Summer fun on tap in the Centennial Olympic Park District

It is that time of year again when children shed their backpacks full of books for a lighter option – bathing suits.

Jennifer Tinker June 21,2018

Phase I of Centennial Olympic Park renovations complete in mid-April

The visioning project in Centennial Olympic Park has reached a major milestone. Phase I of the project is due to be completed in two weeks, just in time for the park to kick off spring time in Atlanta with the Sweetwater 420 Fest. Included in the Phase I project were the demolition of the Metro … Read More

Jennifer Tinker April 4,2018

Six expert tips to ensure event planning success on GWCCA campus

At the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), we are committed to delivering compelling guest experiences. An essential part of any experience, big or small, is preparation. Recently, unConventional sat down with Kelly Ross, event services manager at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), to discuss the most common event planning pitfalls she has seen … Read More

Holly Richmond March 27,2018
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