Montego Bay Convention Centre begins the New Year with a Bang!
The Montego Bay Convention Centre will become host to a 3 day International Conference February 3 - 5, 2015. Formed in 1983, the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean and the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their activities.
Since the CCTA announced that the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, interest in the meeting and venue has skyrocketed. The CCTA board of directors immediately approved the schedule for the three-day meeting, which will be held in two locations - Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Montego Bay Convention Centre, with easy access between both venues.
For the first time in its 31-year history, the CCTA will hold its Annual Meeting on the beautiful island of Jamaica. The successful conclusion of the significant international tender for this international event in Jamaica has put the spotlight on the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
Also on the Montego Bay Convention Centre's calendar are other international conferences such as, the Annual Global Student Business Plan andthe Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015 a prominent global platform for Jamaicans living abroad.
Since opening, SMG's sales team at the Montego Bay Convention Centre has engaged in targeted solicitation, planning, lobbying, and working closely with international organisations and associations, as well as key industry partners to attract international events to Montego Bay. SMG's management team is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to bring more people into the country to enjoy its multi-faceted offerings. Since opening, the MBCC sales team has accessed SMG's corporate database and existing client relationships seeking to attract events such as Caribbean Cable.
The bidding process for international events is usually a long-term project, with results taking time to manifest themselves. "But when we do have a positive result, it usually means an event that will have a significant impact on tourism to Jamaica, which is very rewarding," says General Manager, Dittie Guise.
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centres, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centres, science centres and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 14 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.75 million arena and theatre 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. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide.