MAR 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A R C H 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 50 Annual CVB Issue! Sponsored Content A C W O R T H • A U S T E L L • K E N N E S A W • M A R I E T T A • P O W D E R S P R I N G S • S M Y R N A From major trade shows to sports tournaments to small meetings, Cobb County is your sweet spot for a successful event. Located just minutes northwest of Atlanta, Cobb provides the right venues, hotels, restaurants and entertainement to make your visit an inspiring experience for attendees, and a rewarding opportunity for you. Be at the center of it all - start planning your perfect event. obb County is Atlanta's sweet spot. Conveniently located in northwest Atlanta at the intersection of two major interstates, Cobb County is just minutes away from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Discover a place where hospitality comes naturally and travel comes easy. Cobb County is the destination more and more visitors are choosing for a fulfilling experience. Home to two national parks and an always- growing trail network, Cobb can be explored on foot, on bike and afloat. If you're a sports fan, Cobb is the place to be, home to three Major League sports teams: The Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United and Atlanta Blaze. And culture abounds in our community, with an ongoing list of good eats and world-class arts venues. Cobb Travel & Tourism takes pride in Cobb County's 124 hotels with 13,500 rooms and more than 375,000 square feet of meeting space. A significant part of this impressive mix is the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, boasting 144,000 square feet of exhibition space, five ballrooms, more than 50 meeting rooms, and a 2,750-seat theater. Experiencing Atlanta's sweet spot means working with professionals who know what it takes to plan and execute successful meetings and events. From the first phone call to the final session, Cobb Travel & Tourism's staff provides you with the advice and assistance to make your event run smoothly. Cobb Travel & Tourism is the single source for meeting planners. We solicit our convention facilities and hotels to generate the most competitive rates and packages and Cobb Travel & Tourism can track your actual business. Atlanta's sweet spot is alive with energy and innovation. And it's where you're poised to make the most of your leisure time or event. n C Let Us Show You Why Cobb County Is Atlanta's Sweet Spot Chris Colbert, Director of Trade Show Sales Chris Colbert joined the Cobb Travel & Tourism team in June of 2009. In his position, he is responsible for marketing Cobb County as a destination and connecting visitors with the right hotels, venues and facilities. Chris is an active member of several industry organizations and serves on the board of the Professional Convention Management Association, southeast chapter. (678) 303-2636 Cobb Travel & Tourism

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