5 Things You Didn’t Know about The GICC

If you’re in the market for a location for your next group event in Atlanta, you’ve found it. The Georgia International Convention Center is a special event space with a top-notch staff, easy accessibility and plenty of space to host your small board meeting or large convention and anything in between. Just how special is it? Keep reading to learn 5 new facts you didn’t know about The GICC.


The GICC is the second largest convention center and one of the newest in Georgia. Opening in 2009, it is second in size only to the Georgia World Congress Center. The facility is 400,000 total square feet with modern décor, services and unique components including top-level security, state-of-the-art audiovisual services and flexible spaces for every type of event.

Despite coming in second place for the largest overall square footage, The GICC is home to Georgia’s largest ballroom. Coming in at 40,000 square feet of open, spacious and modern design, the ballroom has been host to a variety of events from religious conventions to extravagant holiday parties – even a life-size game show set!

How ever will you feed all of these attendees? CulinAero of course! CulinAero provides full-service, onsite catering with the capacity to serve 4,000 meals at one time. The Executive Chef, General Manager, catering staff and wait staff will ensure that no guest goes hungry at The GICC. Whether it’s a casual breakfast bar or an executive 5-course meal, each menu can be tailored to fit your event’s needs.

Have no fear of finding a place for your guests to rest. The GICC’s campus is home to two onsite Marriott-brand hotels that offer the quickest commute to and from sessions. These hotels also offer dining options, fitness facilities and indoor pools just steps away from planned festivities at The GICC.

Speaking of quick commutes, The GICC is proud to be the world’s only convention center directly connected to the airport. The ATL SkyTrain picks travelers up at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and sends them over directly to The GICC – all within 2 minutes. That’s quicker than it takes to call a taxi, and best of all it’s free.

Knowing what you know now about The GICC, are you ready to bring your group?

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