SMG Convention and Exhibition Centers
Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
SMG manages more than 70 world class convention and exhibition venues worldwide, providing professional services for your next convention, trade show or special event. For 37 years, consistent service has given confidence in selecting SMG venues. SMG is a long-standing SISO partner, whose members enjoy one-stop shopping through our National Sales Office. Your peers often use our exclusive electronic SITEPAS lead system to shop our venues confidentially for new locations for existing shows and launches of new ones. Responses on availability and pricing in as little as 24-48 hours. We look forward to working with you at our newest sister properties including Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the brand new Cleveland Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation.
Greg DeSandy, Director of Sales & Event Services
Cobo Center originally opened in 1960. Since that time the facility has gone through several transformations including the most recent $279 million dollar reimagination completed in 2015. With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 100 meeting rooms and flexible public spaces totaling more than 200,000 this attractive facility is positioned as a fantastic destination for conventions, meetings and events. Highlights include SMG and Centerplate management, scenic location on the banks of the Detroit River, central location in an emerging destination, complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, progressive sustainable practices and an unmatched potential for branding. We look forward to hosting the 2019 SISO Leadership Conference in August 2019.
Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
Renee Browning, Assistant GM
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Prime Exhibit Space: 200,000 sq. ft
Halls & Floors: 4 halls, 1 floor
Breakout Rooms: 31 (46,200 sq. ft.)
In-House Services: Food & Beverage Catering, Electrical & Plumbing, High-Speed Internet (Wired & Wi-Fi), Telecommunications, Event Security, Audio-Visual Production
Located in the heart of the “Yachting Capital of the World,” the 600,000-square-foot Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center presents opportunities for meetings and conventions that are second-to-none. The award-winning facility is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing guests with a window into the world-renowned vacation destination of Fort Lauderdale, the ultimate backdrop for meeting planners around the globe seeking locations that are ideal for work and play. Featuring state-of-the-art amenities, first-class service, convenient access to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s finest shopping, dining, outdoor activities and cultural attractions, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center offers exceptional quality and unparalleled value in one of the world’s leading year-round leisure and meeting destinations.
Moira O'Brien, Director of Sales
Chicago's McCormick Place, the premier convention facility in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place attracts close to 3 million visitors each year. McCormick Place is comprised of four state-of-the-art buildings: the North and South Buildings, the West Building and Lakeside Center. Together, they form what many consider to be the economic engine that powers the entire convention and tradeshow industry. McCormick Place is committed to creating a great experience for every person, every time!
The size and versatility of McCormick Place are impressive:
• 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
• 1.3 million square feet all on one level
• 170 meeting rooms
• 600,000 square feet of meeting room space
• 6 ballrooms, 2 of which are the largest in the city
• Assembly seating for 18,000 people
• 4,249 seat theater (Arie Crown)
• 3 theaters seating 300 each
• Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
• Easy access to 5,800 parking spaces
In addition, an expansive series of pedestrian promenades and sky bridges link the entire campus. The Grand Concourse connecting South and North and the Central Concourse in West are also locations for retail shops, cafes, restaurants and other visitor amenities.
The four-star Hyatt Regency McCormick Place easily answers the hotel needs of event organizers by offering 1,258 renovated sleeping rooms, sweeping Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan views, Hyatt Grand Beds & Plug Panels, 6 restaurants including In Room Dining, and additional meeting and event space
The four-star Marriott Marquis Chicago made its grand debut to the Chicago skyline in September 2017, the hotel spans 40 stories overlooking the world-class setting of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago and South Loop. The hotel features 1,205 stylish guest rooms and suites, with over 93,000 square feet of elegant event space, including two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms. Feast on American cuisine in their signature restaurant, Woven & Bound, or enjoy a quick but savory meal at 2121 Pantry.
Barbara Beaton, Director of Sales
One NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
At 2.1 million gross square feet, NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) is Houston’s premier tradeshow, convention, entertainment, and sports complex hosting more than 500 events every year including the Offshore Technology Conference, the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market, and numerous annual trade shows and consumer shows.
Encompassing over 350 acres and featuring 26,000 on-site parking spaces, NRG Park consists of major facilities including NRG Center (706,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space), NRG Stadium (125,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space) and NRG Arena (350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space).
NRG Center offers over 706,000 square feet of single-level contiguous exhibit space divisible into 11 halls, with 59 meeting rooms, 2 major conference centers, 110 loading docks and a 400,000 sq. ft. marshaling area with easy drive-in convenience.
For more information or to book your next event at NRG Park, please contact Barbara Beaton at 832.667.1743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oklahoma Convention Center
123 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Donna Wilson, Senior Sales Manager
D: 405-297-8907 M: 405-8900 x 8907
New. Since 1993, Oklahoma City has seen more than $5 billion of public and private investment in quality-of-life projects and improvements throughout the city. That urban renaissance has created a city buzzing with activity.
Convenient. Our central location means we’re easy to get to no matter where your attendees are coming from. Our airport is large enough to have the direct ﬂights and easy connections you want, but small enough to navigate easily. With 22 nonstop ﬂights to 19 destinations in the U.S., including West and East Coast cities, getting to Oklahoma City is a breeze. And Will Rogers World Airport is conveniently located less than 15 minutes from downtown.
Walkable. Downtown Oklahoma City is delightfully walkable. With our convention center just steps away from a number of hotels, major attractions and the many restaurants and entertainment options in the Bricktown Entertainment District, everything you need for a successful meeting is in one convenient location; no buses necessary.
Friendly. OKC is a town of friendly folk. With a metro population of 1.2 million, we’re large enough to enjoy the culture, cuisine, attractions a modern metropolis. We just never lost our Oklahoma charm. We’re all of the hustle without all of the hassles.
Unexpected. The Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site and home to USA Canoe/Kayak. It’s also home to some wonderfully unique meeting space at the Chesapeake Boathouse, Devon Boathouse and Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, with gorgeous views of the Oklahoma River and downtown. Didn’t expect that in OKC? We hear it all the time. This is just one of the ways in which Oklahoma City consistently surprises, delights and exceeds expectations and amenities you’d expect in Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Russell R. Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, Senior National Sales Manager
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
D: 215-418-4755 M: 215-418-4700
The Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, offers over one million square feet of meeting and exhibit space and provides best-in-class experiences for meetings, trade shows, and conventions. Our award-winning Convention Center offers the largest contiguous exhibit space in the northeastern United States with 528,000 square feet and has the largest convention center ballroom on the east coast and is home to a $4 million dollar art collection all within our state of the art LEED Gold certified facility.
Our dynamic and walkable downtown is filled with shopping, restaurants, arts & culture, nightlife, and history. We offer a convention attendee package unsurpassed by any other destination.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is thrilled to host SISO and show you first hand why you should consider Philadelphia for your next event!
Reno- Sparks Convention Center
4001 S. Virginia St. Ste G, Reno, Nevada 89502 USA
Reno Tahoe is a four-season resort destination with luxurious hotel rooms, award-winning brewpubs, and nationally-recognized eateries. With more than 1 million sq. ft. of meeting space, the region’s great value and amenities create a relaxing yet productive environment.
The 500,000 sq. ft. Reno-Sparks Convention Center is just minutes away from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and within walking distance of more than 2,000 rooms. With more than 380,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 53 meeting rooms, area Wi-Fi, and a delicious assortment of catering options, the convention center is perfect for both large conventions and medium-sized association events.
Reno Tahoe is at the forefront of a high-tech revolution, with more than $7 billion of investment from companies such as Tesla, Apple, and Switch, promising to lift the region for years to come. Business development and relocation are also fueling increased air service, driving the addition of 14 new nonstop flights to Reno Tahoe recently.
With Lake Tahoe, just a 40-minute drive from downtown Reno, opportunities for pre- and post-convention activities are accessible and abundant. To find out how to get the most out of your next meeting go to VisitRenoTahoe.com.
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace
Dan Hayes , General Manager
100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Palace Convention Center is the perfect place for meetings of any size or occasion. From full-facility conventions to one-room meetings, our staff will provide the highest level of service and attention to detail. The Salt Palace Convention Center is an integral part of the vibrant downtown scene that can make your next event unforgettable.
The Salt Palace has been at the current location since 1969, but has undergone extensive renovation and reconstruction during that time to provide a modern facility capable of hosting a wide variety of events. Our staff and service providers seek to exceed your expectations. Our S.O.A.R. initiative is an in-house program that reaches out to serve the community and protect the environment while focusing on safety and excellent service to our clients.