Georgia International Convention Center

The Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) is Atlanta’s newest and most accessible convention center. Located just two minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport terminal, the facility is very convenient for convention attendees who are flying into town. The convention center is also convenient to the airport’s Rental Car Center, MARTA transportation, and all of the airport area hotels. For those driving their own vehicles to town, the GICC has an abundance of onsite parking available at a flat rate, plus overflow lots across the street.

The conference center has a contemporary design and features 35 specially commissioned works of art inside. The artwork includes paintings, sculpture, glasswork and mobiles by local and internationally known artists. The roof design insures a quiet facility, even though it is so close to the airport. GICC is Atlanta’s second largest convention center, with a total of 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The facility contains 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, 16,000 square feet of meeting space, 40,000 square feet of ballroom, and 12,000 square feet of executive suites. The Georgia International Convention Center has hosted all types of events including corporate meetings, trade shows, sporting events, concerts, film shoots, and banquets. The convention center can provide all the audiovisual and staging services necessary to support its events. Available equipment includes custom sound systems, wireless microphones, and speakers. Lighting systems, digital video cameras, LCD projectors, plasma displays, LCD monitors, and computers are also available. The facility has a full time security staff to monitor the building and its entrances.

Memorable meals will help make any event a success. Onsite catering is done from the convention center’s 9,800 square foot state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center, which can prepare a banquet for 4,000 guests. Caterer CulinAero creates top quality meals, using the freshest meats and locally grown organic produce. Event planners can choose from their standard menus or request a custom tailored menu.

ATL SkyTrain, a free light rail train, links the conference center to the airport in a two minute ride. Those taking MARTA can connect to the airport via SkyTrain, and then ride MARTA ten minutes to downtown Atlanta. The airport’s Rental Car Center is also on the SkyTrain route. The GICC is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia. For driving directions, take I-85 to Exit 72, Camp Creek Parkway. Turn left at the first traffic light into Gateway Center, and the GICC is on the right.