SHENZEN, China (CelebrityAccess) — Facilities management giant SMG has been named to manage one of the world's largest exhibition and convention centers when it opens in Shenzen, China in 2019.
The new venue, Shenzhen World, will be located near the Shenzhen International Airport, and will anchor an new business and entertainment district, featuring numerous hotel and commercial projects, including a retail and entertainment complex.
The design of Shenzhen World calls for 4.3 million square feet (400,000 square meters) of exhibition space and another 500,000 square feet (45,000 square meters) of flexible convention & meeting space. The venue will be roughly twice the size of McCormick Place in Chicago, the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America. SMG has managed McCormick Place since 2011.
The project is under construction, and the first phase is targeted for completion in the first quarter of 2019. SMG will collaborate with two Chinese companies — China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and OCT Group — to oversee the development of the project. – Staff Writers