December 19, 2007

SMG, the facility management company, has been awarded the contract to operate the China National Convention Center in Beijing, the company's first foray in that country. The CNCC has more than 500,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and will be renovated after next summer's Olympics.

The Convention Center at Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y., has been renamed the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter to honor a retiring Onondaga county executive set to leave office in January.