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Oct. 18-20, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV



Visa Information

Foreign travelers coming to the United States to conduct temporary business—for example, business meetings and consultations, attending conventions and conferences, or negotiating contracts—need a nonimmigrant visitor visa unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

The U.S. Government’s Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements.  

Learn more about the Visa Waiver Program and which countries participate. Note: Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.  

Foreign Citizens Requiring a U.S. Visa

If your country of citizenship does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program and you require a visitor visa to enter the United States, you are encouraged to check current requirements and apply early. U.S. regulations now require security checks for most visitor visas, resulting in a process that may take three months or more to complete. Please visit the U.S. State Department's website to learn more about the type of visa you will require and the visa application process.  

Letters of Invitation

Foreign travelers wishing to participate in GlassBuild America 2021 can generate personalized letters of invitation. For questions regarding Letters of Invitation, please contact our Projects Administrator, or call 703/442-4890 ext. 183.

The NGA has drafted letters advocating for cross-border travel of industry technicians. If needed, copy/paste or share our links with your embassy.

Fenestration Industry Technicians

Glass Industry Technicians

Know Before You Go

Download information for visitors about transportation in and to Atlanta, things to do, and more (pdf).


Airports Serving the Atlanta Area 

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is located about 12 miles from downtown Atlanta and is known as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world. Hartsfield-Jackson is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. Visit for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 

Airport Taxis 

Here is one suggested cab company for your convenience: 

  • Checker Cab: 404-351-1111 

Use the Taxi Fare Finder to calculate the rate from the airport to the particular place/hotel. 

Airport Shuttles 

285 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W 
Atlanta, GA 30313  

Public transportation

The Marta is always a good way to travel to the Georgia World Congress Center.


It is easy to walk to the Georgia World Congress Center from most area hotels. Be aware that when walking from your hotel to the GlassBuild show floor, you will need to walk around Centennial Park, as the city of Atlanta has closed the park.

Download a detailed walking map and follow the instructions below.

For Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, head East towards Centennial Olympic Park and follow the arrows on the map. For Glenn, American Hotel, Sheraton Hilton Atlanta, Aloft, Indigo, Westin, Ritz Carlton, Holiday Inn, AC Hotel head West towards Centennial Olympic Park and follow the arrows on the map. Once at Centennial Olympic Park, head towards Marietta Street. The GWCC can be accessed via the Marietta St. entrance next to College Football Hall of Fame. The GWCC is also accessible via Andrew Young International Blvd. The entrance is on your right just past State Farm Arena and before Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Guests will be greeted by team members wearing the appropriate PPE.  To reduce touchpoint, we are implementing frictionless payment options, including credit card, mobile payment solutions, and prepaid reservations, which are available at and  

The standard parking rate for parking at the convention center is $15. You can view the map of the center and parking areas here. The recommended parking area is the Red Deck which is located in front of Building B between the GWCC/Mercedes Benz Stadium/State Farm Arena at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313. Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase their parking permit. Parking permits will be available about 60 days out from the event. 

Parking areas

  • Red Deck: 2,000 parking spaces 
    285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 

  • Orange Deck: 544 parking spaces 
    285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 

  • Silver Deck: 600 parking spaces 
    285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 

  • Green Deck: 360 parking spaces 
    266 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 

Things to Do in Atlanta

Visit Discover Atlanta for the latest event news, special offers and information about the city and things to do there.

Top attractions near the GWCC

Housing Register

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