October a Big Month for Conventions in Atlanta

Top conventions will attract an estimated 100,000 attendees to Atlanta in October, according to the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, which announced earlier this month that it expects those attendees to deliver $104 million in economic impact to Georgia's capital city.

Atlanta's biggest October convention will be Medtrade, scheduled for Oct. 27 through Oct. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Billed as the premier event in the home health care industry, Medtrade is expected to draw to Atlanta 850 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees, with a collective economic impact of $23.6 million.

Also big is the Messe Frankfurt Inc. ISH North America event, also being held at the Georgia World Congress Center. Taking place Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, it's expected to bring 15,000 attendees and $16.1 million in economic impact to Atlanta.

Other major events taking place in Atlanta next month include: The National Society of Hispanic MBA's 2008 Annual Conference, taking place Oct. 9-11 with 7,600 expected attendees and $8.2 million in expected economic impact; the Atlanta Women's & Children's Apparel/Accessories Market, taking place Oct. 11-14 with 16,284 expected attendees and $14.6 million in expected economic impact; the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's annual meeting, taking place Oct. 15-18 with 15,000 expected attendees and $16.1 million in expected economic impact; True Value's Fall Market, taking place Oct. 16-20 with 13,000 expected attendees and $14 million in expected economic impact; and the Atlanta Fall Immediate Delivery Show, taking place Oct. 28-30 with 13,735 expected attendees and $12.3 million in expected economic impact.