Year 2012 News
Georgia World Congress Center Becomes World’s Largest LEED Certified Convention Center
Atlanta – (October 28, 2014) The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) was recently awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system for the design, operation and maintenance of green buildings. The GWCC is now the world’s largest LEED certified convention center. With 3.9 million square feet, the GWCC is also the 14th largest LEED certified building in the world.
GWCCA Board Accepts Business Terms for Stadium Development with the Atlanta Falcons
ATLANTA - (December 10, 2012) Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Board of Governors voted unanimously today to move forward with building a new stadium in downtown Atlanta to serve as the home of the Atlanta Falcons and other premier events.
Georgia World Congress Center Selects Tech Rentals as Audio Visual Provider
ATLANTA - (November 2, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) recently announced the selection of Tech Rentals as the in-house audio visual provider for the convention center located in downtown Atlanta.
Georgia World Congress Center Appoints Jim Ridgway as Director of Event Services
ATLANTA - (September 11, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) recently appointed Jim Ridgway as the director of event services for the convention center located in downtown Atlanta.
Georgia World Congress Center Selects Mark Adams as Director of Sales
ATLANTA - (July 26, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) recently announced the selection of Mark Adams as director of sales for the 3.9 million square foot facility.
Georgia World Congress Center Offers Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas
ATLANTA - (July 25, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is pleased to announce that free wireless internet service will soon be available at no charge in the facility's public areas.
2012 Centennial Olympic Park's 4th of July Celebration
ATLANTA – (July 3, 2012) Centennial Olympic Park's 4th of July Celebration will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family.
Chick-fil-A Bowl to Host 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit
ATLANTA – (June 18, 2012) Atlanta's Bowl Game takes leadership role on green scene.
Georgia World Congress Center Completes Exhibit Hall Lighting Upgrade Project
ATLANTA – (May 10, 2012) After receiving a $2.3 million grant in 2011, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) recently completed a major lighting retrofit and controls system upgrade which will reduce energy consumption, as well as operation and maintenance costs, by using more energy efficient lamps and advanced lighting controls.
GWCCA Appoints Director of Government Relations and Director of Communications
ATLANTA – (May 1, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which is comprised of the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, recently announced the selection of individuals to fill Government Relations and Communications positions for the Authority.
Busy Weekend Downtown: 2012 Atlanta International Auto Show, Publix Georgia Marathon
ATLANTA – (March 14, 2012) Downtown Atlanta will be busy this weekend with several events taking place on the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus and surrounding areas. Of particular note, there will be many street closings on Sunday because of the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon (see alternate route below).
Vendor Procurement Opportunities Conference
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. - Georgia World Congress Center
Busy Weekend Downtown: CHEERSPORT, Bronner Bros., Abilities Expo and Professional Bull Riders
ATLANTA -(February 15, 2012) Several large events are taking place on the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus and at nearby venues this weekend, February 18-19, with the largest attendance numbers expected to exceed 100,000 on Saturday. CHEERSPORT, Bronner Bros., Abilities Expo, Professional Bull Riders and a circus event at Philips Arena will all take place downtown this weekend.
GWCCA EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH LEVY RESTAURANTS THROUGH 2018
ATLANTA -(January 31, 2012) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Directors today approved a six-year renewal of Levy Restaurants' exclusive food and beverage contract for the Authority's three venues starting in July 2012.