Atlanta, Georgia, December 17, 2015 – Atlanta Foodservice Expo (AFSE) announced today a relocation of
the event to the Cobb Galleria Centre. The 2016 event will now be held September 19 – 20. The decision to move the event, which had its first three editions at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, was primarily due to a high demand from exhibitors and attendees alike that prefer the convenience of a venue outside of the downtown area.
With further discussions among industry leaders, the consensus remains that moving to the Cobb Galleria
Centre will allow for easier event access for the local foodservice industry and significant growth in both
exhibitor and attendee numbers. Additional benefits such as free parking also contributed to the decision.
“We have seen good support among the industry over the first three years of the event, but there is still a
significant audience that we are not getting to the show. While the Georgia World Congress Center was a
tremendous partner and supporter, the local industry continues to tell us that moving the show outside of
downtown will create a larger draw of attendees due to the ease of getting in and out of the facility more
quickly. After three years of not seeing the growth expected, we are making the decision to move the event to
enable Atlanta Foodservice Expo grow to the size and scope we know it can be,” commented Stephanie
Everett, Partner & COO, Exposition Development Company, Inc.
Georgia Restaurant Association, ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, and
Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance, the key supporters of the show, are all in agreement with the
move and excited about the new opportunities it will bring to the event.
Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia to bring together under one roof all sectors of the
restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries with a broad range of the best suppliers. The fourth edition
will be held September 19 – 20, 2016 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information please visit www.AtlantaFoodserviceExpo.com.