(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Global Spectrum will enter into negotiations with the city of Cincinnati, Ohio for a three-year contract to manage the maintenance, security, event coordination management, and event marketing and sales of the newly expanded and renovated Cinergy Center. Responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP), Global Spectrum was chosen by a seven-member selection committee for their entrepreneurial approach to operate the center at a cost-savings, their local and national marketing focus and their commitment to the City's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program.
"Global Spectrum demonstrated their commitment to the success of the Center and this region by putting their 'money where their mouth is," said City Manager David E Rager. "They are the right company to build on the city staff's work in marketing and efficiently operating the newly expanded Cinergy Center."
Contract negotiations are expected to conclude as early as mid-March and Global Spectrum could assume management responsibilities by May 1. The grand opening for the $160 million renovated and expanded Cinergy Center is scheduled for the end of June.
"We have made a commitment to grow our convention center business," said Global Spectrum President Michel Sauers. "Landing the Cinergy Center is very rewarding for us. It's going to be an incredible facility in a terrific market. We look forward to working closely with the city of Cincinnati, their Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city's hospitality industry in making this the premiere facility in the region."
"We're extremely excited to bring our resources, experience and knowledge to the city of Cincinnati to manage the Cinergy Center," said Global Spectrum Senior Vice President of Convention Centers Tom Mobley. "We will begin at once in securing events for this facility, as well as creating policies and procedures in operating Cinergy Center."
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