Georgia World Congress Center

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is a magnificent, world-renowned convention, sports and entertainment complex in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Dome, CNN Center and Philips Arena. Enclosing some 3.9 million feet in exhibition space, the GWCC hosts more than a million visitors each year; opened in 1976, it is the fourth-largest, first state-owned convention center established in the United States. In addition to fabulous conferences and trade shows, the GWCC frequently coordinates with the Georgia Dome to host activities in conjunction with major dome events, and every year the center hosts SEC Football Fanfare, an exciting two-day fan festival for the thousands of Southeastern Conference football fans in the city for the SEC Championship Game. The Center consists of three adjacent buildings housing twelve exhibit halls, 106 meeting rooms, and two grand ballrooms; additional amenities include a gift shop, a FedEx Kinko’s office, Starbucks coffee shops, internet access, telephone service, a concierge desk, food court and restaurant. Freight rail tracks run through the middle of the complex and under the parking decks and the complex incorporates convenient pedestrian bridges to connect exhibit halls on opposite sides of the tracks.