Atlanta is open and ready to host your event!
Meetings are back in Atlanta, and the safety and health of visitors is our top priority. There are no government restrictions on hosting meetings and conventions in our city, and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) remains engaged with local and state officials as groups continue to return in person. Our hospitality partners continue to take measures to safeguard guests as we welcome you back.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order requiring face coverings inside City of Atlanta buildings and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Masks are mandatory at all times inside the airport. Private business owners can require masks and/or proof of vaccination at their discretion.
A national executive order requires people to wear face masks while using public transportation throughout the United States. This includes airports, airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and rideshare services.
Georgia World Congress Center does not require face coverings inside its buildings as it is a state-operated facility and there is no statewide mask mandate.
For additional information on health and safety procedures including transportation, hotels, restaurants and attractions, click here.
Georgia World Congress Center
Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is the first facility in the U.S. to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation. The designation recognizes the convention center’s commitment to cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. GBAC is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry. GWCC leaders are also co-chairing an International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Events Industry Health & Safety Advisory Council focused on venue hygiene, sanitation and employee training best practices, furthering its leadership role in helping set guidance for delivering a safe and healthy environment for all event venues in the industry.
While there are no government restrictions on hosting meetings and conventions in Atlanta, GWCC still works in lockstep with each group to create the safest and most compelling guest experience possible. GWCC does not require face coverings inside its buildings as it is a state-operated facility and there is no statewide mask mandate. GWCC constantly updates and executes a comprehensive safety and operational plan designed to meet the needs of each customer.
Over the past several months, GWCC hosted events ranging in size from several hundred to more than 40,000 people while working with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health to ensure the right safety protocols are in place.
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
AmericasMart has successfully hosted numerous in-person events during the last year. Entry points to each building are controlled to manage the flow of customers, and masks are strongly encouraged but are not required for vaccinated attendees. Each showroom and local business can still require masks for entry though. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the campus, and physical distancing measures for queues, foot traffic, restrooms and other areas will be implemented as needed.
CAD DRAWINGS AND CAPACITY CHARTS
Let Atlanta’s hospitality partners show how your event could come together in a socially distanced environment. Click here for CAD (computer-aided design) drawings and capacity charts from several of our city’s venues and hotels. From conference rooms to live concert halls and many seating options to choose from, Atlanta takes the guesswork out of meeting safely.
TAKE A TOUR WITH 360ATL VIRTUAL REALITY
Fly through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or start your journey in Centennial Olympic Park, the heart of the convention and entertainment district. With 360ATL virtual tours, you can enjoy the beauty and excitement of Atlanta from the comfort of your home.
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Boost Attendee Confidence
Our team understands the importance of building attendance for your upcoming Atlanta meeting. We have compiled useful resources, including important health and safety information, which we hope you will share with your attendees. Click here to access the attendee-specific content (HTML file) we’ve developed for you.
- International Association of Exhibitors and Events (IAEE)
- Meetings Mean Business
- Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Please contact our team for assistance with your meeting and event needs.
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