Published on : Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and Cuyahoga County announced earlier today that SMG, the nation’s largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm, will assume management operations for the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center.
MMPI recommended SMG to Cuyahoga County as the new facility management team after a thorough, extensive interview and selection process. SMG will assume management duties of the Global Center and Cleveland Convention Center by November 15, 2013.
“SMG is delighted to partner with Cuyahoga County to manage the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation,” said Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President, SMG Convention & Exhibition Centers.
“The Cleveland Convention Center facility has quickly established itself as a great place to host a trade show, convention, conference, or special event and has truly put Cleveland back on the map as a convention destination.”
SMG manages 233 facilities throughout North America, including 72 convention centers, 71 arenas, 60 theaters and performance venues, nine stadiums, and 23 equestrian centers.
Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and will bring experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.
Since 1977, SMG has brought a wealth of facility management and operations experience and expertise to more than 230 facilities worldwide, including regional operations in Akron, Canton, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Detroit.
For convention planners nationwide, the SMG name carries the promise of a professionally managed facility and unparalleled expertise in all phases of convention planning.
The SMG brand instills confidence in national clients as well as fostering repeat business from event planners looking to rotate their conventions around the region or around the country.
Source:-Cleveland Convention Center