Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. and Cuyahoga County have chosen SMG, a convention center management company, to oversee operations of Cleveland’s new medical mart and convention center, the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center announced this week.
SMG to Manage Cleveland Medical Mart, Convention Center
SMG manages 233 facilities throughout North America — including 72 convention centers — and will assume management of the facility by Nov. 15, 2013.
The Cleveland Convention Center opened in July. The Global Center for Health Innovation held its Phase I grand opening on October 8. Phase II, when the facility will be opened to the general public, is scheduled for February 2014, followed by Phase III in fall 2014.