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 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

Focal Point: GWCCA releases 2018 annual report

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is one of Georgia’s greatest assets for economic growth and tourism, and it’s easy to see why in our fiscal year 2018 annual report (July 2017 – June 2018) entitled Focal Point. It is both a review and a celebration of our many accomplishments as well as a … Read More

Holly Richmond January 17,2019

GWCCA by the numbers: 2018 in review

In this age of analytics, numbers can tell important stories. Quite simply, numbers illustrate the state of our business – and once again, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) fiscal year 2018 narrative is a success story. Be sure to explore the recently published Focal Point: Annual Report 2018, which is chock full of … Read More

Kent Kimes January 15,2019

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

Ikram Omar January 13,2019

GWCCA and Levy collaborate to provide safest food and beverage experiences

Did you know December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month? It’s an international campaign around food safety standards and serves as a reminder to food service professionals of the importance of properly handling, cooking, and storing food. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) partners with Levy Restaurants day-to-day to provide food safely to its … Read More

Ikram Omar December 28,2018

GWCCA military veterans reflect on service and leadership

With Veterans Day, an official United States holiday observed annually on Nov. 11, upon us again, unConventional sought out a few military veterans within the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) ranks to share their experiences. Shawn King, GWCCA Procurement Officer What was your division and position/rank? My last unit I served with was Weapons Company … Read More

Ikram Omar November 10,2018

Georgia Dome rises like a Phoenix with latest public relations award

Nearly a year since its implosion, the Georgia Dome rose tonight like a Phoenix  – a Phoenix Award, that is. At the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Chapter’s Phoenix Awards ceremony held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) campaign surrounding the beloved venue’s D-Day picked … Read More

Kent Kimes November 8,2018

GWCCA leading the South in hospitality and sustainability

Sustainability and the hospitality industry haven’t always gone hand-in-hand. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed the convention industry the second most wasteful industry behind only building and construction. This was attributed to the carbon footprint resulting from the sheer amount of air travel, electricity, and food … Read More

Tim Trefzer October 29,2018

Savannah’s convention center rebrands with bold new look

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s (SITCC) ship has sailed. Still officially and formally known as the SITCC, new branding standards feature the simpler moniker Savannah Convention Center and a redesigned logo minus the tall ship motif the center has utilized since its opening in 2000. The Savannah Convention Center, which is managed by … Read More

Kent Kimes October 15,2018

GWCCA’s women leaders share insights on leadership

Leadercast Women 2018, featuring an all-female slate of inspirational speakers including former President George W. Bush’s daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, is creating a buzz of positivity on the Georgia World Congress Authority (GWCCA) campus today. Hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Sidney Marcus Auditorium, several GWCCA team members are among the … Read More

mroach October 12,2018

MacGyver knows: GWCCA’s campus is a hidden gem for TV productions

Fall is officially here, bringing the 2018-2019 TV season along with it. Broadcast networks have been rolling out their fall line-ups with big prime time premieres and as we make our way through what’s known in the industry as “premiere week,” there’s one show that we are particularly excited to see. Tonight, we’ll be watching … Read More

admin September 28,2018

Five questions with the Authority’s first-ever emergency preparedness manager

On a shelf overlooking Marc Vincent’s desk, there’s a row of hats emblazoned with the insignias of GEMA, NYPD, the 1996 Summer Olympics Police, Lenco Bearcat armored vehicles and the latest – GWCCA Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Vincent,  who was appointed last October as the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s  first-ever Emergency Preparedness Manager, … Read More

Kent Kimes September 7,2018

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

GWCCA Chief Administrative Officer on destination marketing, transparency and wooing talent

In a video interview recently published by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer LeMaster discusses public/private partnerships, attracting top-tier talent, and Atlanta’s strengths as a destination. Jared Frank, Publisher/Editorial Director of ALSD, caught up with LeMaster after she moderated a panel discussion at the … Read More

Kent Kimes August 7,2018

GWCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer goes podcasting on “The Don and Mike Show”

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer is the featured guest on the latest edition of Exhibit City News’ podcast “The Don and Mike Show,” which hit the Net today. Recorded in June at the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Summer Educational Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., Bocherer chats with the … Read More

Kent Kimes August 4,2018