by Michael C. Lowe | November 24, 2010

Beginning Jan. 1, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau will take over management of the Memphis Cook Convention Center , which includes a 125,000-square-foot column-free exhibit hall, the 35,000-square-foot South Hall and the 2,100-seat Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The CVB's role will include sales, marketing and day-to-day operations. The current management company is SMG.