GWCC News

Year 2011 News

GWCC Scores True Value Spring Market for 2013, 2014
ATLANTA -(December 1, 2011) The True Value Company's True Value Spring Market will be returning to the GWCC in 2013 and 2014, after last being held in the city for its Fall Market in 2008.

GWCC Joins Better Buildings Challenge
ATLANTA -(November 15, 2011) The Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome recently joined the Better Building Challenge along with other commercial properties in Downtown Atlanta.

316,000 Pounds of Food Donated to Local Food Bank
ATLANTA -(November 1, 2011) In October, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) hosted the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition.

GWCC Incorporates Portable Digital Advertising
ATLANTA -(October 15, 2011) The GWCC and Revelation Outdoor Management, the convention center's in-house digital marketing partner, recently installed a NanoLumens 112" NanoFlex™ digital display that will be used as a portable digital signage display and event banner throughout the center.

Georgia World Congress Center Working With Customers to Green Events
ATLANTA -(July 27, 2011) During the past few months, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) has hosted several events that were particularly interested in producing a green event.

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
ATLANTA – (July 1, 2011) At the conclusion of events in the building, shows sometimes have left over supplies. The Georgia World Congress Center tries to find a home for these items in our community.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES NEW TIMELINE
ATLANTA – (June 2, 2011) Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., the organization managing the construction and relocation of the College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) to Atlanta, recently announced plans to open the attraction later and larger than originally intended. The attraction, located on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus, was set to open in March 2013 and is now projected to open in September 2013 with a groundbreaking in February 2012.

2011 PUBLIX GEORGIA MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON SEES SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN WASTE DIVERSION
This year's 75.8% diversion rate up from 52% a year ago
ATLANTA – April 12, 2011: With record numbers of registered participants from around the world taking part in the recent fifth annual Publix Georgia Marathon weekend organized by US Road Sports, the event experienced a substantial increase in waste diversion.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority Campus BUSY This Weekend
ATLANTA – March 31, 2011 – The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which includes the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, will be busy March 31-April 3 with several large events on campus and at neighboring facilities. These events will draw over 100 thousand attendees to the campus.

GWCC Event Services Utilizing iPads for Seamless Customer Experience
ATLANTA – March 24, 2011 – The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Event Services department is now using iPads for event planning and execution.

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY PARTICIPATING IN EARTH HOUR

ATLANTA - (March 23, 2011) On Saturday, March 26th the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which includes the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, will participate in Earth Hour.

GWCCA CAMPUS CHOSEN AS NEW LOCATION OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
ATLANTA - (March 1, 2011) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus was recently selected to be the new home of the College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF).

GWCCA RECEIVES OPEN-AIR STADIUM FEASIBILITY STUDY
ATLANTA - (February 22, 2011) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority received the results of a third commissioned study performed by Populous Architects regarding the feasibility of building an open-air stadium on the GWCCA campus and sustainability of the Georgia Dome for the next 20 years (links to all studies below). This study was approved and awarded to Populous by the Authority in August 2010.

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER CAMPUS BUSY FEBRUARY 19-20
ATLANTA - (February 11, 2011) February 19-20 is expected to be a busy weekend on the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus with two heavily attended events, Bronner Bros. International Hair Show and Cheersport 2011 National Cheerleading & Dance Championship.

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY APPOINTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS
ATLANTA - (January 14, 2011) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Governors, the governor-appointed group that oversees the operation of the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, announced its new officers for the next two years. Leadership positions are voted on by all 15 Board members.

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LIGHTING PROJECT
ATLANTA (January 07, 2011) — The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) was recently awarded a $2.3 million grant for a major lighting retrofit and controls system upgrade through the State Retrofit Program. Secured through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and its State Energy Program, which received funding for the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the GWCC's funding will be used for a major replacement of nearly 1,500 lighting fixtures in the convention center's 12 exhibit halls.

ATTENDEE INFORMATION FOR THE ATLANTA BOAT SHOW ON JANUARY 15TH
ATLANTA (January 06, 2011) — Boat enthusiasts attending the Atlanta Boat Show on Saturday, January 15th are encouraged to come early and buy a pre-paid parking pass or to take MARTA due to the Atlanta Falcons Playoff Game.


Alicia McNease
Public Relations Specialist
Georgia World Congress Center
404.223.4000 (phone) / 404.223.4211 (fax)
amcnease@gwcc.com

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center features 1.4 million square feet of prime exhibit space, 12 exhibit halls, 106 meeting rooms and 2 grand ballrooms. Complemented by the Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, the three facilities comprise one of the finest convention, sports, and entertainment complexes in the world.