APR 2017

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MARKET SEGMENT REPORT: MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MEETINGS ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ A P R I L 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 20 THE WOW ISSUE Meet Me at The Arlington R E S O R T H O T E L & S P A Arli ngton The T H E H E A R T O F H I S T O R I C H O T S P R I N G S N A T I O N A L P A R K For Reservations or Information: (800) 643-1502 The premiere place to meet, relax and rejuvenate in Hot Springs National Park. • Multi-Purpose Conference Center, Exhibit Center & Crystal Ballroom • Can Accommodate Large and Small Meetings Up to 1,000 and Banquets Up to 650 • Walking Distance from Hot Springs Convention Center • Thermal Baths and Spa • Championship Golf Courses INTRO: An Upgraded Events Campus WOW FACTOR: Major Improvements by 2020 DESCRIPTION: As part of an in-progress development project, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority's campus is being updated and modernized through the addition of Mercedes Benz Stadium, the development of an on-site headquarters hotel, an update to the exterior of the 40-year-old Georgia World Congress Center, and retooling of Centennial Olympic Park. These major improvements will fundamentally enhance the GWCCA campus experience by the year 2020. Supporting local vendors and showcasing Georgia Grown food options is a cornerstone of GWCC's mission. Social Table, a modern, fresh-restaurant concept, aims to provide the most authentic Georgia culinary experience to attendees and visitors to the Downtown Atlanta campus. Centennial Olympic Park, directly adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center, is undergoing a $25+ million renovation that will provide additional green space, an outdoor event facility and state-of-the-art amphitheater that can be booked in conjunction with GWCC event space. New terrazzo and Georgia-sourced carpet located in lobbies and entrance points throughout the Georgia World Congress Center provide the groundwork for a fresh, inviting feel. . A Pearl On The Mississippi Coast The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort is "The New Way" to meet on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Located in D'Iberville, the new venue offers bright, friendly spaces and an atmosphere of resort modernity complemented by Southern hospitality. The area's newest resort offers more than 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and breath-taking design. the WOW FACTOR WOW PROFILE: Georgia World Congress Center

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