Hull City Council confirms new convention centre operator

SMG Europe Holdings has been confirmed as the operator of Hull’s brand new convention centre. SMG executive vice president European operations John Sharkey will head the operation.

The £36m project, which will have capacity for 3,500 people and is being funded by Hull City Council, is due to open in 2018.

The Hull Daily Mail reports that SMG will be awarded a 25-year contract.

Conference News is awaiting an official statement.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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