Georgia World Congress Center will be thinking meat first in 2013

February 15, 2012 by  

The Georgia World Congress Center’s convention schedule will get a little bit meatier in 2013. Members of the American Meat Institute (AMI), one of the largest cattle and poultry trade organizations in the United States, will be visiting Atlanta next year following the association’s announcement that the annual convention will be held in Atlanta.

AMI will partner with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association for the show. According to U.S. Poultry President John Starkey:

“The consolidation of the tradeshows will allow our respective organizations to build on the synergies of the poultry, feed and meat sectors, as well as provide a benefit to our exhibitors and members who produce or exhibit across multiple protein sectors.”

The combination of each organization’s trade show is expected to result in one of the country’s biggest conventions of the year. Officials at the Georgia World Congress Center estimate that almost 1 million square feet of exhibit floor space will be used and over 1,000 exhibitors will have products or services on display at the event.

If the 25,000 people estimated for the 2012 AMI convention in Dallas, Texas are any indication of the potential success the event will have in Atlanta, the Congress Center should expect some much needed income. Economic downturn and increased competition from convention centers in other cities have decreased revenues.

Postcard printers operating in Roswell and other areas near the Georgia World Congress Center should have plenty of postcards available for the meat loving conventioneers who might want to send their friends or loved ones salutations from the “Peach State.”