Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
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ACVB is the liaison between meeting planners, tour operators and its 1,200-plus member organizations. The Bureau positions Atlanta as the leading destination for conventions and tourism through aggressive sales and marketing programs. ACVB's efforts support Atlanta's $12 billion hospitality industry, sustaining 230,000 jobs for metro Atlantans and generating 42 million visitors each year.

Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States – in partnership with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Georgia Tourism – launched its “Market the Welcome” program to welcome travelers through the international arrival process at the world’s busiest airport. The...

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announced the addition of three new managers to the sales department. Angela Hoyt joins as national sales manager from Hyatt Regency Atlanta, while ACVB promoted Aprell King and Megan Wilkinson to national sales manager and in-house sales manager, respectively.As national sales manager, Hoyt is...

The inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), a new concept commercial vehicle industry trade show focused on truck and trailer manufacturers, commercial vehicle parts and components suppliers, hosted 439 exhibitors at Georgia World Congress Center, Sept. 25-28.A total of 6,000 unique visitors and 9,000 visits for the four-day...

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) hired Tom Dolan as director of citywide sales. In this position, Dolan will be charged with leading sales initiatives for major citywide conventions that will inhabit multiple hotels and the two major convention centers in downtown Atlanta.
“Citywide events bring great economic impact to the entire metro...

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) continues to lead the way in the meeting industry with the introduction of its new suite of virtual reality site tour products for meeting and event planners.
The enhancements to ACVB’s existing virtual reality applications, which launched August 2016, now include three new itineraries to appeal to both...

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s (HBPA) HPBExpo returns to Atlanta after a five-year hiatus. HPBExpo 2017 will be held at Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) March 1-4 with an expected 6,000 attendees. HPBExpo is North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase.“HPBExpo showcases hundreds of products developed for every type of...

AmericasMart Atlanta’s January Market closed its eight-day run with an expansive global customer base, record-breaking new-buyer registrations and international attendance increases, marking its 60th-anniversary staging, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer, AMC, Inc.“AmericasMart Atlanta’s...

Chris Coan has been tapped as the incoming chairman of the board of directors for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in 2017. Coan is the vice president and general manager, business and government markets, for Atlanta-based Gas South.“Chris’ knowledge of Atlanta’s hospitality community will further guide our momentum of promoting the city...

For the second straight year, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) hosted its Social Influencers Travel Summit (SITSum) Oct. 12-15. A unique invitation-only event for 70 top national and international travel influencers, SITSum blends educational workshops, keynote speakers and familiarization tours to provide attendees with professional...

More than 8,000 attendees from approximately 70 countries will participate in 4Life Convention 2016: United at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The four-day event kicks off with science symposiums and a Southern Jubilee opening night party in Centennial Olympic Park.
According to the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the 4Life...