EAMC WILL BE HELD IN TORONTO IN 2019

Next year’s Event and Arena Marketing Conference will be held in Toronto, and not Vancouver as we erroneously misreported Monday. Dave blames the insanely awesome recap video from Bill Young Productions which has Eric Schleicher of the BOK Center in Tulsa recalling his days as a wide-eyed intern (where his nickname may have been McLovin) at the EAMC conference in Vancouver for his mental slip up. Sure Dave, blame it on McLovin. Anyways, the conference is scheduled for June 12-15 in Toronto and you gotta be there because its one of the best events in the business. More info can be found here — see you in the T-Dot!

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ELLEN SCHWARTZ NAMED GM OF LA CONVENTION CENTER

AEG Facilities has announced that Ellen Schwartz will take over for Brad Gessner as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Schwartz has been with LACC since 2014 and was named Assistant GM in 2017. Schwartz will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the 867,000 square foot facility including sales & marketing, public relations, operations, guest services & security, event services, human resources, food & beverage and parking operations while also overseeing the convention center’s operating budget, and revenue maximization. Gessner has been promoted to SVP of LACC.


SMG CELEBRATES THE INNOVATION OF 126 EVENTS IN ONE YEAR

SMG’S Event Innovation team was honored at the company’s annual event in Philadelphia for internally producing 126 new events in one year. These self-created and locally produced events occur under the SMG Promotions banner and include team members from SMG venues across the SMG footprint of Stadiums, Convention Centers, Arenas and Theaters. Launched in 2017, the Event Innovation team created  concepts across the SMG facility map include events such as, the Grand Rapids “Wine, Beer and Food Festival,” Tulsa’s “DodgeBrawl,” and “Winterfest,” Soldier Field’s (Chicago) “10 mile” run, El Paso’s “Ice Cream Festival,” Ontario’s (California)” Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion” car show and concert. The team anticipates announcing another 10 events before the end of the year.