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MEETINGS; ; Rebuilding convention business to take time

Jun 13, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta venues lost many big events to COVID-19 lockdown.

Despite Gov. Brian Kemp's new rules for conventions to start up again in Georgia, it will take a while for metro Atlanta's once mighty and lucrative meetings industry to rebuild, experts say.

Venue and visitor officials are grateful for the governor's Thursday executive order that eased restrictions on a variety of businesses and offered clarity on how to go forward. But leaders say it could take a year for the nation's fourth...