AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, the world’s leading sports, venue and live entertainment company, has appointed Rob Hampton as general manager of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Additionally, Hampton and his team will oversee venue management operations for the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, the Palm Springs Visitor Center and the Welwood Murray Memorial Library.
“Palm Springs is a world-acclaimed market that draws audiences from around the globe,” says Bob Newman, president, AEG Facilities. “We are pleased to welcome an industry veteran like Rob to the team, and are confident that his 30+ years of experience, paired with the appeal of Palm Springs as a destination for visitors of all ages, will further elevate the frequency and caliber of events hosted in the region.”
Under the terms of the agreement, AEG Facilities will oversee the day-to-day management of the Palm Springs venues, providing such services as facility operations, event programming and content development, purchasing, vendor services, advertising and marketing. The company also will implement its industry-leading proprietary programs AEG S.A.F.E., AEG 1Source, AEG 1EARTH, AEG 1Force, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services.
Additionally, AEG Facilities will manage the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism to promote the city of Palm Springs. The company will develop and execute marketing plans that generate positive awareness of the city as a destination for leisure travelers and improve the Palm Springs Visitor Center.
“I am thrilled to join the AEG Facilities and Palm Springs Convention Center teams,” says Hampton. “I look forward to working with all the hospitality and community stakeholders to further elevate the Palm Springs Convention Center and the greater Palm Springs market as a leading meeting, event and tourism destination.”
“We are pleased to welcome AEG Facilities as the new operator of the Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism,” says David H. Ready, Palm Springs city manager. “We are confident their vast network of resources and talent will be a significant asset to our destination.”
The Palm Springs Convention Center is 261,000 square feet and features a world-class setting and showcases flexible, spacious meeting rooms. Featuring more than 1,600 hotel rooms within walking distance, the location of the Palm Springs Convention Center is an ideal location for events and meetings of all types.
The recently renovated Welwood Murray Memorial Library is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs and serves as a resource for tourists and residents. Originally opened in 1941, the Welwood Murray Memorial Library serves as a branch of the Palm Springs Library, a research library for the Palm Springs Historical Society and a downtown visitors center.
AEG Facilities is a stand-alone division of AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG and its affiliates own, operate or consult with more than 150 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world; AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate; as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1EARTH and AEG Encore; to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), Oakland Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA), T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Brisbane Convention Centre (Brisbane, Australia) and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Cadillac Arena (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), and Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany). For more info, visit aegworldwide.com.