Year 2002 NewsCentennial Olympic Park Takes Top Industry Awards
ATLANTA (Nov. 12, 2002) - Centennial Olympic Park's programming is turning some industry heads. The Park recently took the gold in a number of categories at the prestigious 47th Annual International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Convention held Nov. 7 in Louisville, Ky.
Mistletoe Gala Offers Unique Office Holiday Party
ATLANTA (November 11, 2002) - Imagine your holiday party as an evening full of dinner and dancing, lights and laughter and memories not soon forgotten.
BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo Holds First General Session in Georgia World Congress Center Expansion
ATLANTA (November 4, 2002) - The 24th annual Bank Administration Institute (BAI) Retail Delivery Conference and Expo will be the fourth convention to fill the halls of the Georgia World Congress Center's latest expansion this week.
Georgia World Congress Center Premieres Multi-functional Automated Lighting System
The Georgia World Congress Center is providing its customers what most convention centers across the country have to outsource. To complement its recent state-of-the-art expansion, the Atlanta convention center has installed an automated lighting system, offering more audio/visual options to customers.
Centennial Olympic Park Welcomes Water-loving Neighbors
ATLANTA (August 15, 2002) - Thousands of people who have made the move to downtown Atlanta have chosen Centennial Olympic Park as their front yard. But it's not just people who will be migrating to the Park's doorstep - an abundance of aquatic life will be calling the property owned by the Coca-Cola Company, across the street from the Park, home.
Georgia World Congress Center Prepares to Host Facility's Largest Trade Show in History, IWF 2002
ATLANTA (August 22, 2002) - The Georgia World Congress Center is gearing up for its largest convention yet, the International Woodworking Fair 2002 (IWF). The trade show is currently moving into the convention center and opens Aug. 22 through 25.
Centennial Olympic Park Perfect Place for Corporate Receptions
ATLANTA (July 31, 2002) - Atlanta's hot spot, Centennial Olympic Park, is no longer just the gathering place for chart-topping concerts and family-oriented festivals.
GWCC Unveils Wireless Internet Accessibility
]ATLANTA (July 25, 2002) - Atlanta (July 25, 2002) - As host to some of the country's most technologically advanced computer shows, the Georgia World Congress Center has long been a leader in providing high-tech solutions for customers.
GWCC Offers New Service Allowing Trade Shows to Broadcast Live Information Online
ATLANTA (June 26, 2002) - The Georgia World Congress Center is taking communications to the next level. The Atlanta convention center has launched a new service that can film, edit and broadcast live streaming video on the World Wide Web, providing show management the latest tools to reach attendees.
Georgia World Congress Center Opens Doors to Phase IV Expansion
ATLANTA (June 14, 2002) - The Georgia World Congress Center rolled out the red carpet when the doors opened to the Phase IV expansion for the first time. Four new exhibit halls totaling 420,000 square feet of prime exhibit space were completed for SUPERCOMM 2002 , a premier information technology and communications conference held June 4-6.
First Freight Arrives at Growing Georgia World Congress Center
ATLANTA (May 30, 2002) It was a monumental morning on May 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center when the first freight arrived for SUPERCOMM at the new 1.4 million-square-foot Phase IV expansion.
Sherrie Spinks Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Georgia World Congress Center Authority
ATLANTA (May 30, 2002) - Sherrie Spinks has been appointed the chief financial officer of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, effective June 1. Dan Graveline, Georgia World Congress Center Authority executive director, announced the appointment this month.
Carl Adkins Appointed Georgia Dome General Manager
ATLANTA (May 30, 2002) - Carl Adkins has been named the general manager of the Georgia Dome, effective June 1. Dan Graveline, Georgia World Congress Center Authority executive director, announced the appointment this month. Adkins succeeds Khalil Johnson, who will become the Georgia World Congress Center Authority's chief operating officer.
Khalil Johnson Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Georgia World Congress Center Authority
ATLANTA (May 30, 2002) - Khalil Johnson has been appointed chief operating officer of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, effective June 1. Dan Graveline, Georgia World Congress Center Authority executive director, announced the appointment this month.
Georgia World Congress Center Phase IV Project Welcomes First Shows As It Nears Completion Date
ATLANTA (April 23, 2002) - In just over a month, the Georgia World Congress Center's Phase IV expansion, including 420,000 square feet of prime exhibit space, 29 new meeting rooms and a 25,700 square-foot grand ballroom, will see its first visitors pass through the doors.
Georgia World Congress Center Serves As Host for Segway Training and Pilot Program in Atlanta
ATLANTA (April 23, 2002) - An innovative 2-wheel vehicle made its debut at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 23.
Redevelopment of Andrew Young International Boulevard Begins in June
ATLANTA (May 17, 2002) - To complement the opening of Georgia World Congress Center's Phase IV Expansion, the new Philips Arena and the new Omni Hotel expansion, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction of a small portion of Andrew Young International Boulevard between Marietta Street and the GWCC East Plaza Entrance.
GWCC Announces Start Up of E-Commerce Web Site
ATLANTA (Apr. 8, 2002) - The Georgia World Congress Center debuted its e-commerce site this month, providing customers with a more convenient way to purchase services for events held at the facility.
National Assoc. of Home Builders' 58th Annual Convention, Exposition features latest trends in home building products
(ATLANTA - Feb. 8) - Billed the largest tradeshow for residential and light commercial construction, the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 58th Annual Convention and Exposition will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center Feb. 8-11.
GWCC Authority facilities to host multiple trade shows, SUPERCROSS, exciting basketball tournaments during remaining winter months
ATLANTA (Feb. 6, 2002) - With six more weeks of winter, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is preparing for several major events that bring national attention to Atlanta.
Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition features latest trends, innovations
ATLANTA - Jan. 25 - The Georgia World Congress Center hosts the 2002 Annual Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition Jan. 27-30.
Georgia Governor's Conference on Tourism kicks off at Georgia World Congress Center
ATLANTA (Jan. 24) - The state of tourism in Georgia is being addressed at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 24-25 during the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Assoc. returns to GWCC for 26th annual International Poultry Expo
ATLANTA (Jan. 11, 2002) - The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's International Poultry Expo returns to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) for the 26th consecutive year this week.