Nursing mothers have a new sanctuary when attending conventions and meetings in Cleveland as the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland has installed two portable lactation suites for moms who wish to breast feed infants or use breast pumps in privacy.
"We are offering the new lactation suites during conventions, meetings, and trade shows to offer comfort and convenience for our guests," said Mark J. Leahy, general manager of the SMG-managed facility. "SMG is committed to providing a first-class experience for all of our guests at the Huntington Convention Center. The new lactation suites create a private sanctuary place within a public environment, enhancing our amenities for women and families."
"Until now, women have often had to pump milk in the bathroom while they are away from their babies working a trade show or attending conferences if the show planners haven't designated a space," said Sascha Mayer, co-founder of Mamava. "We believe that all mamas deserve a private, clean, and comfortable place to use a breast pump or breastfeed -- anywhere, anytime. Mamava pods provide flexibility for facilities and easy access for moms."
About the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland has hosted more than 600 events, including serving as the media center for the 2016 Republican National Convention, since opening its doors in summer, 2013. Managed by SMG, the Convention Center provides 225,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 32,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 30 meeting and breakout rooms, a robust technology package, an expansive truck loading dock, and a 12.5-acre green roof with spectacular views of Lake Erie. The adjacent Global Center for Health Innovation serves as the focal point for healthcare innovation, conventions, and industry-specific meetings, and is home to internationally-recognized brands such as GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Cardinal Health, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) along with Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and 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. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.