Atlanta City Tours

Hosted by Atlanta CVB (Escorted City Tours For International Operators Only) 
Atlanta Marriott Marquis - Depart from Staging Area
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 11 am - 5 pm

Escorted City Tours

The Atlanta CVB will offer Escorted City Tours to all International Buyers on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 11 am - 5 pm. All City Tours begin at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. City Tours are open only to International Buyers and each Buyer may choose one tour. City tours are complimentary. Visit the City Tour page here for more info.

At Your Leisure City Tours

Also, the Atlanta CVB will have three At Your Leisure City Tours open to all delegates on Monday, November 28. Simply show your International Showcase badge at the door and gain free entry. See those options at the bottom of the City Tour page here

Southern Travel Supplier Workshop
Gaining Market Share in the Global Marketplace - It's All a Balancing Act

Moderated by Neville Bhada with Tourism Skills Group
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 2 pm – 4 pm
Marriott Marquis Ballroom D

This session will build upon last year's wildly popular "Ten for Ten" workshop. Travel South USA will bring together five industry experts to talk about what southern travel suppliers can do to balance their international marketing efforts and to understand developments that are happening in specific regions of the globe: Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Don't miss this opportunity to find out what you can do now, tomorrow, and down the road!


  • Andria Godfrey - Georgia Dept. of Economic Development, Tourism Division
  • Peter Hannaford - Five A Marketing
  • Alina Xiang - East West Marketing Group
  • Geoffrey Hutton - Kent Marketing
  • Gisela Martins Perez - River Global
  • Chris Adams - Miles Partnership

It's Showcase Time! - Opening Night Event

Hosted by Explore Georgia & Atlanta CVB
Atlanta History Center
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 7 pm – 10 pm

Lights, Camera, Action!
We’re rolling out the red carpet & more for opening night as we launch the Year of Georgia Film at the Atlanta History Center. The stage will be set for a night of celebrity, fame and dining and dancing! So, unleash your inner superstar and join the cast of Georgia Tourism and the Atlanta CVB for this exclusive premier!

Shuttles will run from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis staging area on a continuous loop, beginning at 6:30 pm.

An Evening of Tastes & Tunes of the South

Hosted by Travel South USA State Tourism Offices
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Ponce City Market | 7 pm - 9 pm

Join your hosts, the Travel South USA state tourism offices, for cocktails and food on the second floor of the incredible new Ponce City Market!

Hard Rock Cafe Afterglow Party

Hosted by Hard Rock Cafe
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Hard Rock Cafe | 9 pm - 12 am

Following the event at Ponce City Market, follow us to the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta to keep the party going!

"Y'all Ball" Reception & Dinner

Final Night Reception Hosted by South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Charleston CVB
Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree - Whitehall Ballroom
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 7 pm – 10 pm

The host state and city for the 2017 International Showcase, Discover South Carolina and the Charleston CVB, would like to extend a sincere invitation to the 5th annual "Y'all Ball" Reception & Dinner. Please allow Discover South Carolina and the Charleston CVB a chance to show you what they have in store for you in 2017 in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina! Enjoy food, dancing, and a great time! Don't miss this last opportunity to experience some of the South's finest cuisine and entertainment.

Signature Meal Functions

Opening Breakfast

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 8:30 am - 10:15am

Rhythms of the South Luncheon

Sponsored by Rhythms of the South
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Sweet Home Alabama Luncheon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm