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ASM Global extends agreement to manage the BMO Harris Bank Center

ASM Global, the venue management and services company, has been selected to continue management of the BMO Harris Bank Center and the Coronado Theater in Rockford, US. The contract will include the overseeing of the BMO Harris Bank Center renovation project in partnership with the City of Rockford, the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE), Chicago Blackhawks and the Illinois Dep...

International Confex Keynote: How did an £84bn UK sector become invisible?

Mash Media editorial director Martin Fullard chaired a Keynote session at Day 2 of International Confex at ExCeL London, with panelists Shaun Hinds, chief executive, Manchester Central; John Sharkey, executive vice-president, ASM Global and Rick Stainton, founder and group executive director, Smyle Group. They answered the big question: ‘How could an £84bn industry be overlooked in the pandemic?&#...

ASM Global secures contract to operate two venues in mixed-use development in Saudi Arabia

Global venue operator ASM Global has announced its appointment as the managing operator for two venues within a grand mixed-use destination in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Situated in the heart of Jeddah, adjacent to the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), the Airport City project is set to become one of the very few airport city destinations in the world. SARH Real Estate Investment...

ASM Global promotes key staff at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Global event venue management specialist ASM Global has announced a series of promotions in Pennsylvania, with Mary Ann Torres, Dominique Bonds, Dwight Bazemore and Melvin Smith all taking on new roles at the Convention Center there. Mary Ann Torres has been promoted to the director of event management and business analysis and has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the events industr...

ASM Global builds up safety procedures with Honeywell alliance

Global venue and event management company ASM Global announced, 26 July, a strategic alliance with Honeywell, a building management solutions company, with the stated intention of creating smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations and more enjoyable audience experiences across ASM’s international portfolio. ASM Global will work with Honeywell to establish new standards related to indoor...

Queen’s Birthday Honours for ASM Global’s Harvey Lister and AEO’s Chris Skeith

Chris Skeith, chief executive of the UK’s Association of Event Organisers and treasurer of the Business Visits and Events Partnership, has been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List, recommended for an OBE, for services to the events industry. “I was quite taken aback, feeling shocked, surprised, humbled and privileged in equal measure,” said Skeith (pictured, right). “I then though...

Stockholm’s Avicii Arena lends its name to mental illness prevention

Stockholm Live, managed by worldwide live entertainment company ASM Global, has announced a name change for the Ericsson Globe. The venue will now be branded as Avicii Arena. A partnership with the Tim Bergling Foundation, and support from local naming rights sponsors, insurer Trygg-Hansa and construction retailer Bauhaus will also mean the venue will become a symbol for mental illness prevention....

ASM Global APAC appoints new GM for Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

Global venue management and services company ASM Global APAC has announced that Coca-Cola Arena’s Mark Jan Kar (pictured) will be promoted to the new role of general manager as part of a restructure following the recent resignation of current chief executive officer Guy Ngata. Mark who is currently the Arena’s director – commercial and live, will assume the role on 20 June following the departure ...

ASM Global appoints Ron Bension as new CEO

US-based venue & event management company ASM Global has appointed Ron Bension as its new President and CEO. Bension brings over four decades of experience to ASM including, most recently, a long tenure at Live Nation as president of House of Blues Entertainment. Prior to this, he held President and CEO roles across public and private companies including Tickets.com, GameWorks, MCA Recreation ...

Te Pae Christchurch to provide a March pop-up a taster for clients

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in New Zealand is launching a ‘Taste of Te Pae’ pop-up this month to showcase the venue to prospective clients ahead of the new Centre’s proposed opening later this year. Launching on 17 March, the activation hub will operate for eight weeks until 15 May. Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele said the pop-up had been developed, in part, in response t...