The Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority has tapped SMG, the world’s largest manager of public assembly facilities and convention centers, operating 220 worldwide, to run Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. SMG, in turn, hired McCormick Place’s current general manager, David Causton, to continue to run the mammoth meeting facility. The decision to outsource management of McCormick Place was made when the Illinois state legislature passed sweeping reforms on May 27, 2010. The ...

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