July 08

July Updates from Our Friends at the ACVB!

ACVB_logoSummer is here, 4th of July is right around the corner and ACVB has some exciting updates.  We will be hosting ASAE August 3 – 6 and need volunteers (see more information below), the city has received great exposure in major national publications including National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post. To see more Atlanta stories, visit the ACVB Newsroom.  Lastly, we will be choosing ACVB’s Centennial Cocktail on July 11 at Connect at Opera.  I hope you will be able to join us to taste and vote.  Have a great holiday!   Ellie Westman Chin

 

ASAE

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) will be here August 3-6, and we have the perfect way for you to get involved with this very important event.  VOLUNTEER!  We will need around 400 volunteers to help influence these 6,000+ decision makers to choose Atlanta as their next location for their annual meeting or trade show.

 

To volunteer go to this link, http://www.atlanta.net/asae2013volunteers/ , click on volunteer registration and request the volunteer assignments (you can sign up for more than one).  We have opportunities from Airport Greeters to helping attendees find their way at the GWCC to assisting at some of the fabulous events.  You never know what contacts you will be able to make while you are volunteering.  If you have any questions, contact Chris Hendley at chendley@atlanta.net or

404-521-6625.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ACVB’S CENTENNIAL COCKTAIL CONTEST FINALISTS    

Thank you to the 67 restaurants that participated in ACVB’s Centennial Cocktail Contest.  It was a tough competition but the masses have spoken and the following are the top two finalists in each spirit category.  ACVB would like to thank Brown Forman, Sheraton Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company and United Distributors for their sponsorship.  The finals will be held July 11 at the Connect at Opera (see information about the Connect below).   The 14 restaurant finalists include:

  • Miller Union (Bourbon)
  • Pulse in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Bourbon)
  • Serpas (Gin)
  • Villa Christina (Gin)
  • Hard Rock Café (Southern Comfort)
  • Ruth’s Chris – Buckhead (Southern Comfort)
  • Ecco (Vodka)
  • Wrecking Bar Brewpub (Vodka)
  • Alma (Rum)
  • Dantanna’s (Rum)
  • Ritz-Carlton Buckhead (Tequila)
  • Tin Lizzy’s (Tequila)
  • La Tavola (Whiskey)
  • Ruth’s Chris – Centennial Olympic Park (Whiskey)

 

CONNECT AT OPERA

Join us Thursday, July 11, 5:30pm at Atlanta Event Center at Opera for ACVB’s next Connect.  At the Connect you will have the opportunity to sample the Cocktail Contest finalists’ drinks and cast your vote for the cocktail to be named ACVB’s Centennial Cocktail.  To register, visit www.atlanta.net/fmo.

 

ACVB’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY – DEALS OF THE CENTURY

The Children’s Museum

Every 100th visitor to the Museum during the month of July will be admitted for FREE.

 

A member of The Children’s Museum Welcome Center staff will check on our attendance numbers and once the 100th person arrives each day, their admission will be waived.

 

For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org and Facebook www.facebook.com/imagineitcma

 

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

ACCOUNT

DATE

ATTENDANCE

Jehovah’s Witnesses – Int’l Meeting English

July 2014

70,000

Jehovah’s Witnesses – Int’l Meeting Spanish

July 2014

30,000

Tyler Technologies

May 2015

2,000

Collaborative Marketplace

June 2016

1,500

 

 

JULY 2013 CONVENTIONS & EVENTS IN ATLANTA

DATES

ORGANIZATION NAME

MEETING NAME

LOCATION

ATTENDANCE

7/10-17/2013 AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta Intl Gift & Home Furnishings Market AmericasMart-Atlanta

72,600

7/11-14/2013 AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta Int’l Area Rug Market AmericasMart-Atlanta

6,000

7/14-21/2013 Natl Model Railroad Assn 2013 Annual Convention Cobb Galleria Centre

3,000

7/15-22/2013 Intl Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation 2013 Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Atlanta

1,400

7/15-21/2013 Confidential Meeting   GWCC

12,500

7/16-21/2013 Romance Writers Of America 2013 Annual Natl Conv Atlanta Marriott Marquis

1,500

7/17-21/2013 Atlanta Legacy Softball 2013 Atlanta Legacy Softball Showcase  

3,000

7/20-25/2013 Amer Soc For Healthcare Engineering 2013 Annual Conv & Tech Exh GWCC

2,000

7/20-27/2013 Thirty-One Gifts Thirty-One Gifts National Conference GWCC

15,000

7/21-25/2013 YMCA of the USA 2013 Natl Long Course Swimming Championships  

2,500

7/22-27/2013 Urban Sports Initiative Urban Baseball Classic  

4,000

7/27 – 8/3/2013 African Methodist Episcopal Church AME Connectional Lay Conference 2013 Atlanta Marriott Marquis

1,400

7/28 – 8/2/2013 Way Of The Cross Church Of Christ 2013 69th Annual Holy Convocation Renaissance Concourse Hotel

1,500