December 3, 2019
ASM GLOBAL GRANTED CONTRACT RENEWAL TO MANAGE GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
(Columbus, December 3, 2019) -- The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (FCCFA) Board of Directors has approved a contract renewal for ASM Global to continue managing the award-winning Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC).
“ASM Global remains dedicated to delivering superior customer service, event execution and innovative programs for this facility,” said FCCFA Executive Director Don Brown. “We value their contributions as a collaborator, and they have earned our trust in ensuring the GCCC and Columbus continue to become increasingly popular convention destinations.”
The contract extension begins January 1, 2020. A series of contract extensions can be authorized by the FCCFA to retain ASM Global as the facility’s management company through 2027.
“We thank the FCCFA Board of Directors for the continued confidence in the outstanding efforts of our local team led by John Page,” said Bob McClintock, executive vice president for convention centers for ASM Global. “The excitement in our industry about Columbus continues to grow and ASM Global is honored to manage this premier asset among our portfolio of properties.”
“We strive to deliver best-in-class services and raise the bar at the GCCC every day, with a focus on innovation, inspiration and imagination,” added GCCC General Manager John R. Page. “The GCCC was recently named one of the top convention centers in the country, among the many other accolades received this year.”
About the FCCFA
The FCCFA owns and develops Nationwide Arena, Hilton Columbus Downtown, the GCCC and the GCCC’s five affiliated parking facilities, with the sixth – the Ohio Center Garage -- opening in March 2020. The FCCFA also leases land to two other hotels connected to the GCCC, the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center. The FCCFA issues tax and lease revenue bonds supported by hotel tax receipts, and currently levies a 4 percent countywide hotel occupancy tax and an additional 0.9 percent citywide hotel occupancy tax; those rates have remained unchanged since 1988. The FCCFA is overseen by an 11-member board appointed by Franklin County, the City of Columbus and suburban municipalities.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefits from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.