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Thinking Outside the 'Burg Benchmarking Trip - Atlanta Presented by Duke Energy

April 22, 2024 - April 24, 2024


ATLANTA, GA | APRIL 22 - 24, 2024

Our annual Thinking Outside the Burg trip brings St. Petersburg area businesses, government, and civic leaders together to learn from another market and share ideas. Attendees will find out more about our current local policy issues, benchmark a community that has seen rapid growth & development against ours, and enjoy high-level networking with other attendees.  We will bring together business leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to learn from a market that is leading the world in inclusive economic growth by welcoming all, empowering talent, and igniting innovation.

Attendees will learn more about Atlanta's role as a leader in attracting businesses and the region's diverse talent pool and pipelines. We will discover The Beltline, an internally recognized urban greenway and connector, and explore sports development at The Battery, home of the Atlanta Braves. We will also highlight Atlanta’s diverse history as well as how the region’s community and business partners come together to make the Atlanta market a true anchor of the southeast.

Registration Includes

  • Pre-Trip Reception in St. Pete on TBD 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at The Embassy Suites  (April 22 and 23) 
  • Opening Night Reception on Monday April 22
  • Ground transportation during the program
  • All scheduled activities;
  • All meals 
  • Access to the Benchmarking mobile event app, which includes attendee profiles and communication tool, program agenda, networking opportunities, and trip info. The mobile event app will be release to all registered attendees in April.


  • Mon., April 22 at ? - Program Begins
  • Wed., April 24 at 3:00 p.m. - Program Concludes


Attendees are responsible for booking their own flights to and from the Atlanta area. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to The Embassy Suites if they are not taking the preferred flight upon arrival and departure. Transportation will be provided by the Chamber to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

When booking flights, please consider the program start time of ??? on Monday, April 22, and plan your flight departure time to be no sooner than 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 24. The Chamber recommends booking flights on Southwest Airlines.   


The Embassy Suites (

290 17th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30363

Event registration includes room and tax for the nights of April 22 and 23. The Chamber will book your hotel reservation based on information submitted in your registration. Reservation extensions can be requests at the time of registration; the requests are subject to hotel availability. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are available! For more information, please contact Cristi Livingston at, Events Coordinator. 

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Name: Cristi Livingston
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