SMG has appointed Bob Sauter to general manager of Moscone Center. Sauter had been performing as acting general manager of the facility.
SMG President and CEO Wes Westley says, “Bob is a long-term SMG and Moscone professional. He brings his years of experience to this role. He has done a fine job leading Moscone through its exciting expansion and I have every confidence that he will continue to put forward excellent results as Moscone begins its new era with the facility’s wonderful expansion in place.”
John Noguchi, director of convention facilities at City and County of San Francisco adds, “The City of San Francisco is delighted with the appointment of Bob Sauter as general manager. He has been a valuable partner for our industry and we appreciate the leadership he and SMG have demonstrated for over three decades of exemplary management here at the Moscone Center.”
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 245 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 20 million sq.ft. 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 such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more info, visit www.smgworld.com.