The Authoricast


Welcome to The Authoricast, a podcast from Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Join host Parker Hendricks as he talks with some of the industry’s top thought leaders about what makes GWCCA a championship campus, how our growth has shaped downtown Atlanta, and what goes into creating compelling guest experiences at the No. 1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world.

The Authoricast | Episode 10: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome, Part 2

In early October, Teneo Hospitality presented: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome, a hybrid event experience for their clients based in Atlanta. The event was sponsored by friends of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Destination South Meetings and Events and our Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer participated in the panel conversation. On the final episode of … Read More

The Authoricast|Episode 9: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome, Part 1

In early October, Teneo Hospitality presented: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome, a hybrid event experience for their clients based in Atlanta. The event was sponsored by friends of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Destination South Meetings and Events and our Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer participated in the panel conversation. On the first episode of … Read More

The Authoricast | Episode 8: Behind The Big Night Out

On this episode of The Authoricast we discuss the Big Night Out concert series that was promoted by Atlanta based Rival Entertainment hosted on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Campus on October 22nd through the 24th at Centennial Olympic Park. We visit with concert attendees and have a conversation with concert promoter, Josh Antenucci.

The Authoricast | Episode 7: Return To Business, Part 3

In the final episode of our 3-part Return to Business series, GWCCA Director of Facility Operations Dominic Bruno joins The Authoricast to discuss the process behind GWCC becoming the first convention center in the country to earn the GBAC STAR accreditation, and what clients and guests can expect when attending an event here.

The Authoricast | Episode 6: Return to Business, Part 2

Charlene Lopez, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Director of Citywide Sales, joins The Authoricast for Part 2 of the Return to Business series to discuss what her team is doing to keep Atlanta top of mind for clients during the COVID-19 pandemic and the outlook for the city moving forward.

The Authoricast | Episode 5: Return To Business, Part 1

In Part 1 of a three-part series dedicated to our Business Return Plan, Joe Bocherer, GWCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer, joins The Authoricast to discuss his career, our relationship with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the outlook for our championship campus through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The Authoricast | Episode 4: Earth Week and GWCCA Campus, Part 2

Tim Trefzer, GWCCA’s Director of Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) rejoins The Authoricast for Part 2 of our Earth Week episode to discuss how his department’s focus has shifted due to COVID-19, as well as community partnerships that help The Authority fulfill its mission to enhance the quality of life for every Georgian.

The Authoricast | Episode 3: Earth Week and GWCCA campus, Part 1

In Part 1 of a two-part episode dedicated to Earth Week, Tim Trefzer, GWCCA’s Director of Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), joins The Authoricast to discuss green meetings, green buildings and enhancing the quality of life for every Georgian.

The Authoricast | Episode 2: The Final Four that was supposed to be

On the day the NCAA Men’s Basketball champion was supposed to be crowned on GWCCA’s championship campus, we revisit a conversation with Atlanta Basketball Host Committee Executive Director Carl Adkins which took place before the Final Four was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Authoricast | Episode 1: Get To Know Us

Welcome to the debut episode of The Authoricast, hosted by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) Parker Hendricks and Kent Kimes. We discuss why you should host your event at the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world, and chat with our first guest, Holly Richmond, GWCCA Director of Communications. Please … Read More