Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)


Denise Cole now serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Georgia International Convention Center.  She has served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the GICC and the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park.

A seasoned professional, Ms. Cole has 28 years in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the GICC she served as National Sales Manager for the Georgia World Congress Center.  Her career includes roles as hotel sales manager and catering sales manager.                                                                  

Denise severed on the Board of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) SE Chapter and the Board Hospitality Sales and Marketing International (HSMAI) Georgia Chapter. She is a member of American Marketing Association, Convention Sales Professional International (CSPI) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).


The Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) is Georgia’s second largest convention center.

Located adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and only 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, the GICC features 150,000 feet of exhibit space, largest ballroom in Metro Atlanta, and one of Georgia’s premier culinary centers.

Additionally, the GICC campus features four convention hotels - a 403-room Marriott headquarters hotel, the 204-room Renaissance Hotel, a 147-room SpringHill Suites and the newly opened AC Hotel by Marriott.

The GICC is the country’s only convention center directly connected to a major airport. The ATL Skytrain, a guided railway system, moves guest between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the GICC- and on to the airport Rental Car Center-in less than two minutes.


The key contacts listed below are dedicated to make your event or meeting a successful one.

Andrea Smalls, Director of Events Operations: Email

For more information about the Georgia International Convention Center contact us at (770) 997-3566 or visit GICC online.


Denise Cole
Denise Cole
Interim Executive Director


Wanda Anderson 
Executive Assistant


Phone: 770.997.3566
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia 30337
Monday - Friday
8AM- 5PM