Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) features 1.5 million square feet of prime exhibit space and is the world’s largest LEED certified convention center.
Consisting of three interconnected buildings, the GWCC offers a variety of flexible and dynamic spaces and hosts hundreds of world-class events each year.
Steps from the convention center’s doors, visitors will find 22-acre Centennial Olympic Park, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, and the Atlanta Hawks’ recently renovated nest, State Farm Arena.
The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) opened its doors in 1976 as a 350,000-square-foot exhibit space. Since opening, the GWCC has gone through major expansions in 1985, 1992, and 2002 to meet the needs of growing conventions and special events.
The Georgia World Congress Center officially celebrates the completion of the Phase II expansion project on April 26, which adds 1.1 million square feet.
The GWCC Phase III expansion is completed increasing the facility’s exhibit space to 950,000 square feet in eight exhibit halls. During the same year, the Georgia Dome, the first multi-purpose stadium of its kind, opens its doors and hosts its first Atlanta Falcons home game.
Grand opening ceremonies for the completion of the 1.1 million square foot Phase IV expansion makes the Georgia World Congress Center one of the largest convention centers in the United States with the addition of 420,000 square feet of prime exhibit space.