Casa Grande, AZ (Sept. 7, 2017) – PhoenixMart, a global B2B product marketplace currently being built in Casa Grande, is proud to announce SMG as its facility management partner. SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly venue management, will manage PhoenixMart when opened in 2018.
The firm was selected after a recent “request for proposals” process conducted by PhoenixMart. SMG will be engaged in managing both the pre- and post-opening undertakings that fall within its expansive areas of expertise.
“We are pleased to welcome SMG to the PhoenixMart project,” Marshall Stahl, PhoenixMart’s Chief Executive Officer, said. “Our building will be a one-of-a-kind facility and we are confident that SMG will provide the first-class, full-service management services that a concept like PhoenixMart requires. With the formal engagement of SMG as the manager of all day-to-day operations of the PhoenixMart facility, we know that we will hit the ground running at the commencement of operations.”
“We are excited for PhoenixMart to join our family of SMG-managed properties and are confident the facility will thrive under our leadership, booking network, client base and other resources,” Gregg Caren, SMG Executive Vice President for Convention and Exhibition Centers, said. “This facility will be a major asset to the City of Casa Grande, Pinal County and the State of Arizona.”
Scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018, PhoenixMart will be the largest B2B Global Product Marketplace in the Western Hemisphere. The 1.58 million square foot facility will contain 1,866 showroom suites. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase finished goods, raw materials and supplies from a vast collection of international and domestic companies. At PhoenixMart, buyers can connect directly to the source by meeting with representatives from the manufacturers, distributors, and material suppliers who will showcase their product in the building. Serving as a hub for buyers and sellers from around the globe, PhoenixMart will also host myriad exhibitions, trade events, and seminars. For more information visit www.phoenixmart.com.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities, including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for landmark facilities such as McCormick Place and Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes- Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the soon-to- open Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in Shenzhen, China. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com