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The Cobo Center Sales Team


Greg DeSandy

David Austin

Constance Wilson


Greg DeSandy - Director of Sales

Greg returned to his hometown of Detroit, from Augusta, GA, for the opportunity of leading the Cobo Center sales team. He has over 30 years experience in convention, conference and meetings sales. This ranges from working at organizations such as Marriott, Radisson and Westin Hotels & Resorts, and most recently, the Augusta Georgia Marriott and Augusta Convention Center. Greg works key accounts.

David Austin - Senior Sales Manager

Dave has been in sales at Cobo Center for over a decade. Previously he has worked in motor sports and minor league baseball. Dave manages state and national association, government and corporate accounts, and works closely with the Detroit Metro CVB.

Constance Wilson - Sales Manager

Constance was promoted to the sales team from Events Services at Cobo Center. She has previously worked in special events for the Mayor’s Office and at the Detroit Opera House. Constance works primarily local and state business, including association, government and corporate accounts.

Jennifer Berkemeier - Sales Manager

Jennifer joined Cobo Center's sales team in November of 2011, coming from The Fillmore Theatre/Live Nation Entertainment with thirteen years of experience in venue management and live entertainment.  She sells catered events including weddings, banquets, galas, fundraisers, corporate events and holiday parties, specifically for the new Grand Riverview Ballroom. 


The new grand Riverview ballroom now open.  book your event now!

The Cobo Arena, once a premier sports and entertainment venue, now finds new life as the Cobo Center Grand Riverview Ballroom, the region's newest banquet and event space. Equipped with a lift stage for dramatic introductions, the arena became a 40,000 square-foot ballroom, dividable with a retractable wall and complemented by glass-enclosed, 10,000 square-feet of pre-function space and an open-air terrace overlooking the Detroit River and the skyline of Windsor, Ontario. The new ballroom has a 3600 theater seating capacity or 2,500 banquet seating. Used for banquets, weddings, award ceremonies, dinners, political conventions, media presentations and myriad other functions, the new Cobo Center Grand Riverview Ballroom undoubtedly enhances the events it holds.


Our sales managers will be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect space to make your event a success. Whether you're planning a small meeting or conference, a banquet or wedding reception, a convention or public show, or any kind of event where you require first-class facilities and service, Cobo Center can satisfy your needs. Taking advantage of gorgeous riverfront views, Cobo's wonderful banquet space will make your event one to remember. If it's meeting space you need, one of Cobo's 100 meeting rooms, totaling 200,000 square-feet of meeting space and accommodating 25 to 2,500, will be perfect for you. Plus, with 723,000 square feet of exhibit space in five halls, Cobo can accommodate your trade show, convention, public event or large meetings and banquets.

You may reach our Sales/Marketing Department at 313-877-8777 or you may fill out the form and a Sales Representative will contact you.