| NASF Event Director
Last year’s SUR/FIN® Conference & Trade Show welcomed attendees from a variety of locations throughout the United States and several countries around the world. SUR/FIN® 2017 takes surface finishing professionals to Atlanta, easily accessible from all states and international locations.
Georgia boasts a transportation infrastructure that is unmatched throughout the United States and most international locations. As the “transportation ‘super hub’” of the Southeast, its location is conveniently at the crossroads of north-south and east-west travel.
Those traveling by car can get to Atlanta via major Interstates 20, 75, 85, 285, and additional main roadways linking neighboring states. Eighty percent of the U.S. population is within a 2-hour flight of Atlanta, so traveling by plane is fast and affordable. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the most traveled and most efficient airport in the country, allowing Georgia to easily welcome more than 998,000 overseas visitors each year with projections to increase by 35 percent before 2020. Even train and boat are options for those traveling to SUR/FIN®. Georgia’s rail system is the most extensive in the Southeast—spans 4,700 miles—connecting to routes around the country, and Savannah is the fourth-largest port in the United States.
Take advantage of this easy-access location to see what SUR/FIN® has to offer. Attend Conference session to learn how to help grow your business. Visit the tradeshow floor to speak with companies who can help improve your quality and processes. And if you’re looking to extend your stay before or after SUR/FIN®, find information on local history, attractions, regional hot spots and events at Georgia.org.