The Authoricast


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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 14: Leadership During a Pandemic and Looking Ahead with Frank Poe

GWCCA Executive Director Frank Poe joins The Authoricast to discuss the challenging year that was 2020, how his past experiences during crises help form his leadership style, and the future of the convention industry.

The Authoricast | Episode 13: Blood, Sweat, and Tears: The Story of Integration in College Football

On this episode of The Authoricast we chat with Jeremy Swick from the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame to discuss Blood, Sweat, and Tears:A new special exhibit honoring the trailblazers who integrated, impacted, and left a profound legacy on College Football!

The Authoricast | Episode 12: Celebrating Black Beauty: Bronner Brothers

On this episode of The Authoricast we chat with Erika Respress from the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show. Bronner Brothers is oldest black-owned beauty company in the country and hosts the largest multi-cultural beauty show in the United States, which has called GWCC home for the past 25+ years.

The Authoricast | Episode 11: Lessons Learned from Lil’ Big South

On this episode of The Authoricast we discuss lessons learned from the Lil’ Big South Volleyball Tournament with show producers Lauri and Randy Dagastino from Tampa Volleyball events. The tournament was hosted in GWCC Building C on January 16th through the 18th and was the first major event on our campus in 2021.

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.

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