Category Archives: Seen & Heard

April 04

GWCCA and Big South Partners Team Up to Honor Devon Gales

Last week GWCCA event coordinators pulled together with Mizuno Volleyball, Molten USA, Sweat X Teams, and First to the Finish during Big South to celebrate Devon Gales and his family. Devon Gales, who played football for Southern University, was injured September 2015 during a game against the University of Georgia and is currently in a wheelchair. […]

March 28

SAVOR…Savannah presented with plaque from 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment

The 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment hosted their 2017 Ranger Ball at the Savannah International Trade & Convention on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with an attendance of 1,291 and presented this plaque to SAVOR…Savannah to say thank you for making it a wonderful event for their guests.  SAVOR…Savannah has been proud to host the Ranger […]

March 20

Adam Straight Talks Park Visioning Project on Around the Rings

Our Senior Director of Project and Program Management, Adam Straight, sat down with Olympic publication Around the Rings earlier this month to discuss the upcoming visioning projects in Centennial Olympic Park.   Around the Rings is a news source covering every aspect of the Olympic movement, from bids, host cities, and legacy venues after the Games […]

March 17

Five Questions with Damon Bell, Sr. Director of Convention Sales

The Authority welcomes new Sr. Director of Convention Sales, Damon Bell, who has more than two decades of hospitality industry experience under his belt. Bell, who officially began his role with the Authority on Thursday (March 16), comes to the Georgia World Congress Center from the JW Marriott Austin (Texas), where he was Director of Sales and Marketing. He […]

March 10

COP wins big at 2017 Allie Awards!

The Authority plays host to many of the top events in the nation every year, and once again we’ve been recognized for our efforts! The Allie Awards is Atlanta’s premier award ceremony recognizing and honoring outstanding examples of quality and creativity in Atlanta’s event industry. The awards demonstrate how working together for a common good can […]

March 02

Thank You from IAEE

This past week we had the pleasure of hosting the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE) at the GWCC. Chris Pendley, SE Board of Directors had this to say: “It was a pleasure to have the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) President and CEO David DuBois, in Atlanta yesterday speaking on Global […]

March 01

IAVM Atlanta Chapter Meeting a Success at the GWCC

The GWCCA hosted the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Venue Managers on February 22. Facility managers from Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia joined us to discuss important issues in the facilities industry. The group participated in an event generation exercise, as well as discussed non-traditional revenue sources for facilities. The meeting concluded with […]