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ATLANTA HIGHLIGHTS


• The Georgia World Congress Center has 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space, and several other venues, like the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, are just steps away.


• More than 10,000 hotel rooms are within a one-mile radius of the Georgia World Congress Center, so attendees can meet, dine, and relax with ease. Attendees will also find a number of attractions just a short walk away, including Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola, and Georgia Aquarium, which can double as off-site event space.


• More than 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight of Atlanta, making it one of the most accessible destinations in the country. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new international terminal offers an easy gateway for attendees traveling from around the globe.


CONVENTION CENTER SPECS


New experiences More than $1.4 billion in new developments are currently reshaping downtown Atlanta. Among the projects slated to open within the next three years are the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Atlanta Streetcar, which will run through the city’s convention corridor and tourism district.


cals, and concerts at the historic Fox Theatre or Woodruff Arts Center, and sports fanatics have a plethora of options as well — Atlanta is home to the Falcons (NFL), the Braves (MLB), and the Hawks (NBA). When it comes to dining, Atlanta truly


shines. The city is reinventing Southern food with restaurants that are focused on fresh, local ingredients and down-home inspiration. Atlanta chefs are famous for serving up dishes from the new kitchen of the old South, put- ting their own spin on Grandma’s traditional Southern favorites. Attendees who wish to mix a little pleasure with their business travel can make a stop in trendy Buckhead, often called the Beverly Hills of the Southeast, and other nearby attractions include Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.


PCMA.ORG Atlanta has everything planners and


attendees need for a world-class convention experience, but the reasons to choose Atlanta don’t end there. The best part about Atlanta lies not in its concrete and steel, but rather in its people. From the chef to the concierge, Atlanta’s hospitality industry is here to make meetings run flawlessly from start to finish.


For more information: Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau — Mark Vaughan, Execu- tive Vice President and Chief Sales Oficer; (404) 521-6619; mvaughan@atlanta.net; iamatl.net


Exhibit space • 1.4 million square feet, spread over 12 halls in three buildings


Ballrooms • Two — the 25,722-square-foot Georgia Ballroom and the 33,000-square-foot Thomas Murphy Ballroom


Auditoriums • Three, including the 1,726-seat Sidney Marcus Auditorium and the C100 Auditoriums, which can hold up to 621 total attendees


Meeting rooms • 106


Outdoor plazas • Three


Other venues • 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park


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