In addition to running the day-to-day operations and management of the center, ASM Global will be collaborating with the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and area hospitality stakeholders for marketing and promotion and providing first class culinary services, among other duties.
The addition of the Dayton Convention Center expands ASM Global’s convention center footprint in Ohio to four facilities, including convention centers in Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus. Located in downtown Dayton and built in 1973, the Dayton Convention Center offers 150,000 square feet of meeting space, a 77,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a full-service theatre, three ballrooms, and 22 meeting rooms and spaces.
“We are honored to have been chosen by the MCCFA to be their partner in operating the Dayton Convention Center, a premier venue that has been central to southwestern Ohio’s hospitality industry for almost 50 years,” said Bob Newman, CEO and chairman of ASM Global. “In collaboration with the MCCFA, the Dayton CVB and other local partners, we look forward to building a strong foundation of creativity and service for the center as we work together to develop and grow the destination for all.”
“The Authority looks forward to harnessing ASM Global’s significant experience, capabilities, and resources as we enter a new era for the Dayton Convention Center as a centerpiece regional asset for the City of Dayton, Montgomery County, and the destination,” said Pam Plageman, MCCFA executive director. “The Authority and ASM Global will work quickly to finalize the management agreement so we can move forward as soon as the asset transfer is complete and we will be ready to re-open the Dayton Convention Center safely and comfortably on May 1st.”
Additionally, ASM will provide support and counsel to the MCCFA on its planned renovations
to the facility.