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Why Atlanta is the
Place to Visit

Atlanta ascended to new heights in 2023, ranking #1 in Northstar Meetings Group’s 2023 Convention Cities Index (CCI), while garnering 45 MICHELIN Guide recognitions in its inaugural year. With more than more than 12,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and home to the world’s #1 airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, now is the time to book your next event in the most welcoming, collaborative city.

Our Team

Contact Us in Washington, D.C.

David McAuley
Director, Washington, D.C. Area Sales Office

Heather Turner
Citywide Sales Executive, Washington, D.C. Area Sales Office

Mike Jackson
Vice President, Sales

Chris Colbert
Vice President of Sales

Adam Kerth
Director, Citywide Sales

Paige McGeorge
Senior Sales Manager

Sarah Wilburg
National Sales Manager

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Private Events

Samantha Sims
Private Events Sales Coordinator

DELTA

Kyle B Van Alstine
Senior Sales Account Executive

Fintech Meetings

Fintech has some of the most dynamic gatherings, and when they’re hosted in Atlanta, they’re on a different level.

Planning for this industry’s meetings and conventions takes a unique balancing act. Attendees expect sophistication and tech-forwardness, a like-minded community with opportunities and connections, knowledgeable and captivating speakers and sessions as exciting as the city’s vibe.

Learn how Atlanta allows planning professionals to help shape the future of fintech.

70%

of all transactions on a global scale pass through Atlanta’s “Transaction Alley”

5#

city for fintech startups in the U.S.

4#

for tech talent diversity, cultivating a diverse workforce

245

companies on Georgia’s fintech ecosystem map

Advantages of Hosting Fintech Meetings in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Fintech Ecosystem

As a decades-long-leading hub for financial transactions, and with nicknames like the “Fintech Capital of the World” and “Transaction Alley,” Atlanta’s fintech ecosystem lives up to its reputation. Fintech headquarters, hubs and institutions in Greater Atlanta include:

  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Capital One
  • Microsoft
  • Visa
  • Invesco
  • Equifax
  • Fiserv
  • Global Payments
  • Atlanta Tech Village
  • Deluxe
  • FinTech Innovation Center
  • Independent Community Bankers Association’s ThinkTECH Accelerator program
  • Georgia Fintech Academy (GA’s Fintech industry & the University System of Georgia)

Access to Fintech Leaders

Atlanta is one of the most consequential cities within the fintech industry and home to influential leaders and top thinkers who will add value to your program’s content. Our team can help you navigate these connections.

Convention Capabilities

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus is Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment district. Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is in the upper echelon of convention centers in North America and features:

  • 4 million+ square feet of total space
  • 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space
  • 1 million+ square feet of contiguous exhibition space

Convenience & Connectivity

  • World’s busiest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities
  • 9 miles from the airport to the Downtown core & convention campus
  • Efficient, reliable MARTA public transportation system
  • Nearly 107,000 hotel rooms in the metro region
Technology

Tech Integration & Venue Variety

With fintech’s rapidly evolving nature, attendees often expect the latest technology to be integrated into the meeting experience and the industry’s modern image to be represented throughout the event space. Atlanta has exciting, state-of-the-art venues that not only accommodate but contribute to the overall atmosphere of meetings.

Bring Your Next Meeting to Atlanta

Supply Chain Meetings

When they gather, supply chain professionals benefit from a diverse, connected and industry-centric location. Atlanta is uniquely positioned for supply chain meetings and conventions as one of the world’s transportation and logistics hubs. Use these resources to plan further.

#1 state for distribution and supply chain hubs#2 metro city for supply chain in the country (Deloitte)85% of the world’s top 3PLs (3rd-party logistics) operate in GeorgiaTop 20 metro areas in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs

Advantages of Hosting Supply Chain Meetings in Atlanta

Logistics Giants &
Innovative HQs

  • Delta Air Lines
  • UPS
  • Amazon
  • Home Depot
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Porsche North America
  • KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia
  • Manhattan Associates
  • Americold
  • Dematic
  • JAS Worldwide
  • Logility
  • Nolan Transportation Group
  • STORD
  • Veritiv

Unparalleled Global Access for Passengers & Cargo

  • World’s busiest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities
  • 80% of the U.S. market is within a 2-hour flight or 2-day truck drive of Atlanta
  • ATL houses 3 cargo complexes of more than 2 million square feet of warehousing
  • ATL is among the nation’s major trucking hubs, with 1,248 miles of interstate highways in Georgia
  • ATL is the rail center of the South, as Georgia’s 4,643 miles of rail make it the most extensive rail system and largest intermodal hub in the East
  • ATL is the nation’s 2nd-largest inland port, enhancing shippers’ intermodal options for reliability and low-cost
GWCC

Convention Capabilities

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus is Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment district. Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is in the upper echelon of convention centers in North America and features:

  • 4 million+ square feet of total space
  • 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space
  • 1 million+ square feet of contiguous exhibition space

Industry Leaders & Intellectual Capital

Access industry leaders and innovators in Atlanta who have the potential to add enhanced insights to your program – insights on relevant industry issues like supply chain optimization, sustainability, emerging technologies, manufacturing innovations, regulatory compliance and more. Our team can help you navigate these connections.

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Networking on a Different Level

Relationships are critical in the supply chain industries. With numerous resources and companies dedicated to the supply chain, manufacturing and automotive business, Atlanta is a hub for this industry in the Southeast and U.S. and creates an ecosystem for professionals to connect, collaborate and share insights and innovations. Our team can help you navigate these connections.

Bring Your Next Meeting to Atlanta

Discover Atlanta During PCMA 2024

Atlanta offers an unparalleled experience as one of the top convention cities in the country, and everyone is buzzing about the destination. In 2022, Lonely Planet and National Geographic named Atlanta to their Best of Travel lists. Atlanta ascended to new heights in 2023, walking away with 45 MICHELIN Guide recognitions in its inaugural year. Entering 2024 with the highly anticipated opening of Signia by Hilton, Atlanta continues to prove itself as the premiere destination for meetings and conventions with over 110,000 hotel rooms in the metro region. As Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is renamed Best Airport in North America and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus continues to evolve, now is the time to book your next event in Atlanta. 

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Our Team

Charlene Lopez
Vice President, Sales

David McAuley, Director
Washington, DC Area Sales Office

Jason Lusk
Vice President, Sales

Heather Turner
Citywide Sales Executive, Washington, D.C. Area

Monica Green
Citywide Sales Executive

Firearm/Gun Access & Carry

Summarize the prevailing law(s) regarding access to guns and the ability to carry them

Georgia is a shall-issue state with concealed carry permits or Weapons Carry License (WCL) issued at the county level.

What are the requirements to purchase a gun?

Georgia residents 21 years and older (or 18 if in the military or honorably discharged) are eligible to purchase a gun if they do not have any felony or drug convictions, no stays in a mental hospital in the last five years and have not been committed to a mental hospital against their will in the last five years. Background checks are required at the point of sale from a licensed dealer.

Does your state currently have a law banning the sale/purchase of assault weapons?

It is illegal to possess sawed-off shotguns or rifles, machine guns and other dangerous weapons (rocket launcher, bazooka, recoilless rifle, mortar, hand grenade) or silencer.

What are the requirements to own and store a gun?

To own a gun in Georgia, you cannot:

What permits are required to carry a gun?

Georgia is a permitless carry state.

When carrying a gun, what are the requirements for its concealment or open carry?

Georgia is a permitless carry state.

What exceptions to the laws exist?

Private businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions, can prohibit firearms on premises.

If firearms are allowed, please outline the host city’s plan and available resources to help ensure the safety of ASH participants by addressing these measures.

There are provisions for public event venues like Georgia World Congress Center to host events banning entry of firearms. For the convention center, ASH will have the option to facilitate a building lockdown for Buildings A, B and C. Through the building lockdown process, groups are able to control access to the building and limit / prohibit firearms. GWCCA Public Safety is the exclusive provider for all lockdowns and fees will apply to execute this service. We will work with RA Consulting (or whoever your chosen security provider) in conjunction with our public safety team to ensure your safety needs are executed accordingly.

Maternal/Reproductive Healthcare

Summarize the prevailing law(s) regarding access to maternal or reproductive health care

Abortion is strict in the state of Georgia at six weeks and later unless the life of the mother is at risk, a serious medical condition renders a fetus unviable or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.

Are abortions restricted after a certain number of weeks?  If so, what is the time period?

Six Weeks

If yes, are there exceptions to this restriction?

Exceptions include when the life of the mother is at risk, a serious medical condition renders a fetus unviable or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.

If restrictions exist, please outline the host city’s plan and available resources to help ensure the safety of ASH participants by addressing these measures.-

Exceptions to this law include when the life of the mother is at risk, a serious medical condition renders a fetus unviable or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. In the event of an emergency during a convention, Atlanta has more than 1,500 hospital beds less than two miles of Georgia World Congress Center between Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Both healthcare facilities also offer 24-hour emergency rooms.

Tech Meetings

Powered by the strength of more than 17,000 technology companies, Atlanta’s tech sectors, from cybersecurity, fintech, digital media, software and more, have turned the city into an epicenter of innovation. It’s where tech companies sustain a thriving business, academic institutions and tech centers shape a diverse talent pool, and waves of startups have made it a magnet for job opportunities — altogether, putting ATL on a different level for tech meetings.

20

companies featured on the Deloitte 2023 Technology Fast 500 list

1#

best city for diversity in the tech workforce

5#

metro cyber city

5#

city for fintech startups in the US

11#

market for tech talent

The “Silicon Valley of the South”

Major Tech Companies in ATL

  • Apple
  • Alphabet
  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Equifax Inc.
  • General Electric Co.
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft
  • McKesson Corp
  • NCR
  • Visa
  • VMware AirWatch

Tech Business Incubators, Accelerators & Innovation Centers

  • Atlanta Tech Village: A thriving tech community of innovation and the 4th largest tech space in the U.S. with 300+ startups
  • Atlanta Technology Development Center: HQ’d at “Tech Square” in Midtown ATL and recognized as a top nonprofit incubator that has produced 190+ tech companies
  • Atlanta Tech Park: A curated tech accelerator ecosystem that provides collaborative workspace designed to promote growth
  • Georgia Tech Global Learning Center: HQ’d at Georgia Tech’s “Tech Square” in Midtown ATL, and a purpose-built meeting facility designed, staffed, and equipped with the technology for professional, learning-focused events
  • Technology Association of Georgia: A technology membership organization and an engine for the state’s economic development that aims to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s tech community
  • Center of Innovation for Information Technology: Key resource center for helping Georgia’s technology community find collaborative research opportunities and partners to connect, compete and grow globally

Edutech in ATL

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College
  • University of Georgia

Convention Capabilities

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus is Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment district. Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is in the upper echelon of convention centers in North America and features:

  • 4 million+ square feet of total space
  • 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space
  • 1 million+ square feet of contiguous exhibition space

Convenience & Connectivity

  • World’s busiest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities
  • 9 miles from the airport to the Downtown core & convention campus
  • Efficient, reliable MARTA public transportation system
  • Nearly 107,000 hotel rooms in the metro region

Bring Your Next Meeting to Atlanta

Medical Meetings

Atlanta, the nation’s health IT capital and a key player in the bioscience industry, is a dynamic hub for life sciences, digital health and technology innovation. This location for medical meetings is ranked as the 12th-best U.S. metro for life science companies and in the top 20 for research and medical lab employment.

15000

Employees at the CDC, one of the top employers in the region

250k+

Digital health companies with a presence in Georgia and numerous healthcare assets

4

Research universities accessible from metro Atlanta generating $2.2 billion+ in federal research funding

The
“Center for Global Health”

Home to Health HQs

Many headquarters for renowned national and global biomedical health organizations call Atlanta home.

Georgia Bio
Technology Association of Georgia
Advanced Technology Development Center
CDC
American Cancer Society
Cooperation for Assistance and Relief
The Carter Center

Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Northside Hospital System
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)
  • Shepherd Center
  • Cancer Treatment Centers America Atlanta 
  • Winship Cancer Institute (Emory University)

A Highly Educated, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • Emory University
  • Emory Winship Cancer Institute
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Georgia State University
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Spelman College
  • University of Georgia

Convenience & Connectivity

  • World’s busiest airport : Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities
  • 9 miles from the airport to the Downtown core & convention campus
  • Efficient, reliable MARTA public transportation system
  • Nearly 107,000 hotel rooms in the metro region

BRING YOUR NEXT MEDICAL EVENT IN ATL

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WHY ATLANTA IS THE PLACE TO MEET

Atlanta offers an unforgettable experience as one of the top convention cities in the country, and everyone is buzzing about the destination including Lonely Planet and National Geographic. These travel experts and global brands named Atlanta to their Best of Travel lists for 2022. There are many reasons why the destination is topping lists, including unrivaled airlift and a walkable convention and entertainment district. 

In Atlanta, we pride ourselves on a collaborative hospitality community that is constantly evolving with new developments to make every meeting a success. Come explore Atlanta’s vibrant neighborhoods and see why it’s the perfect choice to host your next event.

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If you are unsure who your ACVB representative is, please see below.

For association inquiries, please contact:

Anthony Molino
Director, Chicago Sales Office
Market: Midwest Association

For corporate inquiries, please contact:

Cindy Moss
National Sales Manager, Corporate Accounts
Market: California Association & Northern U.S. Corporate

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Marcail Bayer
National Sales Manager
Market: Midwest (Peak rooms 251+)

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