Cobo Center Testimonials from Talley Graham Balko

Welcome home. Here, you matter.

  • Recent $279 million renovation

  • First Tier Technology Services offering

  • Green Event services at no cost to the customer

  • Award winning customer service embedded in brand

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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. 


book your event now in the grand riverview ballroom

The Cobo Arena, once a premier sports and entertainment venue, now finds new life as the Cobo Center Grand Riverview Ballroom, the region's largest 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.

Grand Riverview Ballroom

Grand Riverview Ballroom

Grand Riverview Ballroom

Grand Riverview Ballroom

Grand Riverview Ballroom