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Planning a conference in Atlanta? Bus.com has you covered
People have begun to refer to Atlanta as the “Silicon Peach” in light of the city’s rapidly growing high-tech industry sector. That said, Atlanta still honors its roots, and major transportation and logistics industries remain a dominant economic driving force.
No two conferences are the same, and no two conferences have the same transportation demands, but at Bus.com, we have the experience in corporate bus and conference shuttle services that you can rely on. We have years of experience in ensuring smooth transportation for a huge variety of events, from small local symposiums to week long multinational conferences that bring together thousands of guests.
Coach buses, our largest and most luxurious bus type, are also our most popular choice for conferences. They have room for up to 55 passengers and feature a wide selection of optional amenities that can help your guests stay productive between destinations.
Sprinter vans, our smallest vehicle types are ideal for small teams of up to 15 people and function particularly well as shuttles or VIP transportation. We also offer sprinter vans that can be rented without a driver.
Atlanta is home to 30 Fortune Top 500 company headquarters — the United States’ third-largest concentration, and the metropolitan area is home to offices of several hundred multinational companies. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is also only a short 15-minute drive from the city’s major conference venues and hotels, which are plentiful, of extremely high quality, and easily accessible via charter bus or passenger van rental. Besides the pragmatic advantages, Atlanta, the “City in the Forest” is a fun destination to visit. The Midtown arts district and Eastside’s creative neighborhoods are great areas for newcomers to get a feel for the city’s unique culture.
The AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center is located in Atlanta’s Proscenium Office Building at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Street in the art and cultural district. This flexibly-designed venue welcomes corporate social functions, expos, professional meetings, conferences, and seminars. The Center offers 13 spacious executive rooms that meet social distancing requirements of up to 120 participants.
The Georgia World Congress Center covers over 1.5 million square feet of prime exhibition space in Downtown Atlanta. GWCC is the third-largest convention center in the US, the world’s largest LEED-certified convention center, and the first in the US to achieve STAR™ accreditation from Global Biorisk Advisory Council. The GWCC consists of twelve exhibit halls, 105 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, three landscaped outdoor plazas, and three auditoriums; these spaces welcome hundreds of conventions, trade shows, film productions each year. There are even freight rail tracks running across the complex. The GWCC is adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the State Farm Arena.
Fun fact: the Georgia International Convention Center is a similarly-named but unrelated conference venue near Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Emory Conference Center Hotel is nestled in the tranquil woods of the 26-acre nature reserve in Greater Atlanta, Georgia, and features a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed main structure. It is a beautiful backdrop for business events, product launches, conferences, or corporate team buildings. Lullwater Ballroom is a multi-purpose space able to accommodate up to 700 visitors. It can be divided into five separate areas for corporate functions. Silverbell Pavilion is a separate building surrounded by carefully managed woods. Glass walls and an outdoor patio with a fireplace allow any event to benefit from the gorgeous views and secure privacy. Houston Mill House is a historic 1920’s manor capable of accommodating outdoor team buildings and tradeshows.
The Hilton Atlanta is a downtown convention hotel connected with Peachtree Center and located close to Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Park, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The venue offers 1,200 guest rooms, 174,000 square feet of event space, 60 meeting rooms, and in-house dining. The configurations include a vast exhibition hall, ballrooms, breakout rooms, and board room settings.
The Atlanta Boat Show is a family-friendly event dedicated to boating business, careers, and lifestyle. The program includes several sections: “Discover Boating” helps to choose the right boat; “Boat Care” teaches how to keep boats in great shape; “Conservation” introduces Marine Sanctuaries across the US; “Product Innovation” showcases the latest technology and gear; and “Career Day” welcomes those who want to hear from marine industry professionals. The main stage hosts speeches from boating and outdoor experts, the “Hub for Boaters” is a space for hands-on lessons and interactive activities to boost boating skills, and there are also several activities for fishing enthusiasts.
DreamHack Atlanta is the digital entertainment event featuring three days of gaming, esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, parties, cosplay, and networking. Over the 25 years of its existence, DreamHack helped pioneer and nurture esports in the US. Atlanta’s DreamHack is especially notable: Georgia is home to 150 gaming studios and the headquarters of developers Hi-Rez Studios and Blue Mammoth. Recently, Atlanta and DreamHack announced the launch of the Esports Alliance.
The Atlanta Tech Summit is the local go-to event for learning the latest IT strategies and techniques. The Summit presents new technologies and ideas, feedback on best practices, and networking opportunities with top IT managers. Topics include cybersecurity and remote work. The speakers list includes top-tier specialists from companies like Southwest Airlines, Macy’s, Microsoft, and more.
The Atlanta E3 Awards stand at the intersection of economy and sustainability, rewarding organizations and individuals who help protect Atlanta’s natural resources or implement clean technologies. The Awards sections are the following: Built Environment for urban design and planning; Clean Tech Innovation for renewable energy, recycling, materials projects; Resilient Communities for sustainability education and community collaboration programs; Liquid Assets for water preservation programs; Moving the Needle for smart transportation and logistics; and Impact Award for visionary individuals and sustainability advocates in Atlanta.