The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) gathered with other industry partners on June 6 to celebrate the fifth annual #Exhibitions Day.
The group gathered in front of the facility’s 60-foot LED Art Wall for a photo opportunity to show support for their industry colleagues who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators. The delegation met there to share with legislators the contributions made to the national economy by exhibitions and the initiatives designed to sustain the continued growth of the industry. More than 100 industry representatives typically meet with federal legislators and policy influencers to share statistics and success stories, generate awareness and build relationships in support of our industry as an increasingly significant economic engine throughout the nation.
This special day of observance was established to recognize and promote an industry producing more than 11,000 exhibitions annually throughout the United States.
The GCCC staff celebration included:
- Social media postings about favorite parts of working in the exhibitions/events industry, favorite events at the GCCC and how events have impacted Columbus
- Industry partners joining the GCCC staff for a group photo
- A message appearing on the LED Art Wall supporting #Exhibitions Day
- A message shared with staff members about the importance of #Exhibitions Day
“We host hundreds of events each year which generate a notable economic impact in our community. We are proud to support and celebrate #Exhibitions Day,” said Greater Columbus Convention Center General Manager John R. Page.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in downtown Columbus and owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by SMG. The $140 million expansion and renovation of the facility was completed in July 2017.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.
Visit www.columbusconventions.com and www.smgworld.com for more information.