SMG to manage new mega venue in Shenzhen

Shenzhen/West Conshohocken, PA. U.S., 6th June: SMG, a leading convention and entertainment venue management company, has secured an agreement to manage the new exhibition and convention centre in Shenzhen, China, named the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.

The agreement will give SMG a new flagship venue in China’s growing trade show market. The venue, still under construction, is targeted to finish construction on its first phase in the first quarter of 2019. It is located near the Shenzhen International Airport. The venue will have an exhibition capacity of 400,000 m2 and an additional 45,000 m2 of flexible convention and meeting space.

SMG won the bid with two Chinese companies, China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and OCT Group, from the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

Xu Chongguang, deputy secretary general of the Shenzhen municipality, stated, “Shenzhen World is a very significant project for the Shenzhen government, and we have every confidence in CMSK and OCT to build and operate the venue. We hope that by leveraging the international experience and expertise of SMG, the venue can achieve a world-class standard with wide exposure on the global stage.”

Sources: SMG news release, TSNN article