Exterior of Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Georgia for Your Next Meeting or Convention

Easy access, world-class venues and professional support for events of all sizes are just a few reasons to choose Georgia for your next meeting.

When you’re searching for the next location for your meeting or convention, you’re sure to find venues and destinations that exceed your expectations in Georgia. From conferences that draw attendees from around the world to regional meetings that are can’t-miss events for securing deals and making contacts, Georgia hosts the best of the best meetings and conventions. With the winning combination of its convenient Southeast U.S. location and moderate weather along with world-class venues, Georgia is a welcoming host for any and all meetings and conventions.

In Georgia, event organizers will find communities with professional, experienced staff ready and willing to host meetings and conventions of all kinds and sizes. Attendees, exhibitors and presenters will find exciting experiences inside and outside of meeting venues. For your next meeting or convention, you can’t lose when you choose Georgia.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy Atlanta CVB

1. Easy Access

Georgia’s well-connected transportation infrastructure carries attendees to meetings throughout the state from cities to small towns and from the mountains to the coast. All roads lead to Georgia, with four major interstates, including I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-95, as well as more than 20,000 miles of federal and state highways.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), a hub for Delta Airlines, is one of the main gateways to Georgia and the busiest airport in the world. With direct flights to 80% of the U.S. in less than two hours, Atlanta hosts more than 75 million passengers annually. Travelers also can fly to the Georgia coast, landing at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), as well as to more than 100 other publicly owned, public-use airports across the state.

Distance from Atlanta:

View the map of Georgia's major highways, airports and visitor information centers.

View the Official Georgia Highway & Transportation Map.

Interior of Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo courtesy Jekyll Island Authority

2. Experienced Hosts

Georgia’s communities are experienced hosts, providing professional event services for meetings of all sizes. From regional events like the Georgia Association of Education Leaders' Summer Conference, which has been drawing 1,500 attendees to Jekyll Island for more than 40 years, to international conventions like the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo, which drew more than 27,000 from 125 countries to Atlanta, Georgia's local convention and visitors bureaus are skilled at matching event planners' needs with venues and services that fit perfectly.

As experienced hosts, Georgia’s communities pay attention to the details to ensure meetings run smoothly from start to finish. Through extensive connections, communities throughout the state help event organizers find the best venues and experiences for their participants and attendees.

Contact Georgia’s local convention and visitors bureaus to start planning your next meeting in Georgia.

Overhead view of riverfront in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia. Photo courtesy Destination Augusta

3. Moderate Weather for Year-Round Appeal

Georgia boasts a moderate climate year-round while providing distinct and rich experiences each season. After the meetings end, attendees will enjoy getting outside to celebrate and unwind in Georgia’s cities, small towns, mountains and coast. Our summers are warm, our falls brisk and sunny, our winters mild, and our springs are blooming with dogwoods and azaleas. Georgia has average moderate rainfall each year and varying snowfall — from light in the mountains to virtually none in other regions.

Average temperatures:

  • Winter: 50 - 60 degrees F (10 - 15 C)
  • Spring: 65 - 80 degrees F (18 - 26 C)
  • Summer: 80 - 95 degrees F (26 - 35 C)
  • Fall: 55 - 75 degrees F (12 - 24 C)

Find more information about Georgia weather.

Interior overhead shot of Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo courtesy Georgia World Congress Center Authority

4. World-class Venues

Home to venues of all sizes for gatherings large and small, Georgia is ready to host meetings and conventions of all kinds. From the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta with 1.5 million square feet of exhibit space, the world’s largest LEED-certified convention center, to Jekyll Island’s Convention Center, the only oceanfront convention center on the East Coast south of New Jersey and perfectly sized for meetings from 200 to 2,000 attendees, options abound for meetings in Georgia.

The Classic Center in Athens hosts events of up to 6,000 with 373,000 square feet of event space, including prefunction space and an outdoor pavilion. It’s located just steps away from more than 1,700 hotel rooms and an array of dining and entertainment options in the popular college town. Coming in spring 2024, the Classic Center Arena will add space for up to 8,500 for large keynote general sessions, trade shows, sporting events, live music and more.

Browse the list of Georgia’s local convention and visitors bureaus to find the perfect location for your next event.

Kayaking at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @gcalebjones

5. Come for the Meetings; Stay for the Fun

Georgia’s communities offer top-notch experiences and Southern hospitality that ensure attendees take home worthwhile memories along with fresh ideas and contacts from successful meetings. Diverse people, activities, dining options and cultural experiences enrich every trip to Georgia and keep attendees entertained before and after meetings and conventions.

Animal Encounters

Adrenaline Boosts

Gardens & Parks

Sports Attractions

Match any interest with trips full of things to do in Georgia.

Published: April 2023
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