Quick Facts

WHO ARE WE

Georgia World Congress Center Authority was established to oversee development of an international trade and exhibition center in Atlanta that today is known as Georgia World Congress Center. Along with the convention center, GWCCA’s campus includes Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and Signia by Hilton Atlanta. The Authority, a self-sustained stage agency, is entrusted as stewards of these state-owned assets, and has invested more than $360 million over the last decade to improve connectivity between its facilities and downtown Atlanta’s surrounding hospitality district.

OUR MISSION

To promote and facilitate events and activities that generate economic benefits to the citizens of the State of Georgia and City of Atlanta as well as enhance the quality of life for every Georgian

OUR VISION

To be globally recognized as the No. 1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world.

OUR VALUES

We are Accountable, We Are Authentic, We are One

CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPUS

The GWCCA’s campus is the hub of the state’s entertainment and hospitality district located in downtown Atlanta. Recognized as “Championship Campus,” it boasts a storied legacy of hosting some of the most renowned sporting events, while also nurturing the champions of tomorrow.

Centennial Olympic Park:

The downtown Atlanta 22-acre greenspace serves as Georgia’s legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Georgia World Congress Center:

Featuring 1.5 million square feet of exhibit space, the GWCC hosts hundreds of world-class events each year. The convention center is also the world’s largest LEED certified convention center.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

The multi-purpose stadium features state of the art amenities and is home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.

Signia by Hilton Atlanta:

A new headquarter hotel, the first new-build Signia by Hilton in the world, features 976 guest rooms, premium wellness and leisure amenities, and world-class culinary offerings.

LEADERSHIP

  • Frank Poe, Executive Director
  • Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Kevin Duvall, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jennifer LeMaster, Chief Administrative Officer

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Georgia World Congress Center’s Championship Campus has generated more than $1.8 billion of economic impact on Georgia’s economy.