by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 10, 2017

Experient, a Maritz Global Events company that handles across-the-board meeting-management services, and SMG, the convention-center management firm, have finalized a preferred-partner agreement that continues their 12-year-old relationship. 

The new agreement aims to help both companies expand their business opportunities by focusing on each company's collective venue and planning services.

"We have always seen the parallels between our two organizations," said Gregg Caren, executive vice president of SMG's Convention Center Division. "We both offer best-in-class service to our mutual clients. This new and expanded partnership is a 'renewal of vows,' so to speak. It will encourage even more event activity at our facilities by simplifying the process of contracting with our convention centers, and providing added benefits for clients."

By expanding the partnership, the companies hope to help customers save time and money with a more streamlined contract process.

"This continued partnership is further evidence that both of our companies are committed to provide the best service to our clients," said Michael Guerriero, division president of Experient. "We have enjoyed working with SMG over the last 12 years for the mutual benefit of our clients and look forward to the continuation of this partnership. The combination of SMG and Experient's industry-leading event-management services and the expertise of our event professionals help create one-of-a-kind events for clients with exceptional results."