SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly facility management, has renewed its sponsorship of the TEAMS Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers. The new 10-year agreement, which will run through TEAMS ’25, is one of SMG’s largest corporate sponsorships in the meetings industry and will provide an ongoing, fully integrated media presence for SMG-managed venues through SportsTravel magazine and the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo.
“SMG has sponsored the TEAMS Conference on a continuous basis since 2004,” said Gregg Caren, executive vice-president of SMG’s Convention Center Division. “This extension of our support of TEAMS is emblematic of our ongoing, long-term commitment to working with the sports-event industry, a segment we serve more than any other venue network in the world.”
“Given SMG’s leadership position in the management and marketing of convention centers, arenas and stadiums, we are delighted that they’ve renewed their partnership with our company’s brands,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing Company, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “We are committed to providing the most dynamic channels for sports-related business development available anywhere and are pleased to be of service to an undisputed industry leader such as SMG,” said Schneider.
“SMG always exceeds our expectations every time we stage the TEAMS Conference & Expo at a facility managed by SMG,” said Schneider. Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh and Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City are among the SMG-managed venues that have hosted TEAMS in the past.
SMG-managed venues that will be represented at TEAMS ’16, September 26–29, in Atlantic City, include the Albany (NY) Capital Center, DeVos Place Convention Center (Grand Rapids, MI), Greater Columbus Convention Center, Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Pennsylvania Convention Center and Tucson Convention Center.