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May 21, 2018 | Press Releases


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Jun 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Cobo Center announces an additional $2M dollar technology upgrade

Cobo stays ahead of the curve with a network upgrade to support 10Gb broadband offering

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Apr 12, 2017 | Press Releases


Cobo Center’s #CoboCares program includes FREE ZUMBA® sessions in the atrium April 12 

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Jan 30, 2017 | Press Releases

Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority to Redeem $13.5 Million in Taxable Bonds, Saving State Taxpayers Approximately $11.7 Million over the Life of the Bond

DRCFA Nearly Seven Years Ahead of Financial Schedule as a Result of
$279 Million Renovation, Increased Bookings

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Dec 5, 2016 | Press Releases

Cobo Center completes $2M dollar wireless technology upgrade

Cobo stays ahead of the curve with a complete WiFi upgrade

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Aug 23, 2016 | Press Releases


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Aug 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Lovio George Awarded PR Contract

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May 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Sustainability Efforts in Cobo Center Are Attracting Green Events

Sustainable Brands 2017 Detroit is coming to Cobo, bringing business and brand leaders with a focus of innovation for sustainability

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May 9, 2016 | Press Releases

SMG hires Diane Calliway

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Apr 20, 2016 | Press Releases


Winners will head to London for First-Ever Shell Eco-marathon World Championship 

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Mar 14, 2016 | Press Releases


Claude Molinari announced as new general manager of Cobo Center

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Feb 25, 2016 | Press Releases

Cobo Center’s Green Committee Successfully Implements Compost Program

Nearly 15 Tons of kitchen compost is collected and diverted from the waste stream during the 2016 North American International Auto Show

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Feb 15, 2016 | Press Releases

The much anticipated Cobo Square to debut this spring

Cobo Center is poised to top business in 2015 as massive transformation draws to a close

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Nov 11, 2015 | Press Releases

ALUMINUM USA: Premiere with more than 150 companies

Aluminum USA Premiers in Cobo Center, Detroit November 11-12, 2015 and will return in 2017 as a biennial trade show
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Nov 3, 2015 | Press Releases

20 Key Ways Events Go Green in Cobo Center

On the heels of obtaining the GMIC APEX/ASTM Standard, Cobo Center is awarded the Keep Michigan Beautiful President’s Plaque for sustainability
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Jul 9, 2015 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Achieves International Green Meeting Certification

Cobo Center is the 9th US facility to attain certification to the APEX/ASTM Standard
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Apr 23, 2015 | Press Releases


Winners will debut videos on Cobo Center’s new 3,000 sq./ft. video board
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Nov 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Detroit Emerges from Bankruptcy with Confidence in the Future

The City Writes a New Chapter in its Comeback Story
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Oct 31, 2014 | Press Releases

Cobo Center cracks $25 million revenue milestone for fiscal 2014

More events, higher parking receipts help DRCFA beat its goal by $1.3 million
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Oct 9, 2014 | Press Releases

SAE International Announces World Congress Deal with Detroit through at Least 2020

SAE International signs five-year contract to hold the SAE World Congress in Cobo Center
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Oct 6, 2014 | Press Releases

EcoWorks designates Cobo Center a Sustainable Communities Champion

With 30 years in the Detroit community, EcoWorks awards Cobo Center for leading all facility customers and visitors in sustainability
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Sep 19, 2014 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Exterior Construction Creates New Traffic and Access Patterns

Parking, pick up/drop off and building access changes temporarily during the final phase of Cobo’s $279 million renovation
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Sep 15, 2014 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Bookings Reach a Twenty Year High

New event revenue means Cobo will finish fiscal year significantly ahead of budget and ahead of schedule for deficit reduction targets through 2015
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Apr 17, 2014 | Press Releases

New Exclusive Electric Service Provider at Cobo Center Announced

DRCFA announces the selection of Conti/Hi Tech as the new exclusive event electrical services provider at Cobo Center
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Jan 9, 2014 | Press Releases

New retail food offerings at Cobo Center inspired by Detroit

"Detroit Made Kitchen" debuts for North American International Auto Show
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Dec 5, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Center nets small profit for 2013 fiscal year

Higher parking revenue, lower expenses are key to avoiding red ink
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Oct 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Center begins construction on a full-service broadcast studio as part of $279 million renovation

SMG signs contract with TVS Communication Solutions, a local video communications agency, to develop a full production studio
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Sep 26, 2013 | Press Releases

Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority extends SMG management agreement of Cobo Center for another three-year term

DRCFA board approves and authorized a three-year extension (September 30, 2013 through September 30, 2016) in light of SMG excellent performance
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Sep 18, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Authority adopts budgets for next two fiscal years

New business expected to result in 20 percent more operating cash
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Sep 9, 2013 | Press Releases

The Cobo Center Transformation Continues With the Atrium and Grand Riverview Ballroom Opening

Cobo Center’s new 40,000 square-foot ballroom with hydraulic stage lift, and movable room partitions is open for business
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Aug 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Premier Detroit Events Launch Cobo Center Grand Riverview Ballroom

Several September events will showcase Cobo Center’s new 40,000 square-foot ballroom with new state-of-the-art kitchen and tasting room
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Aug 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Authority finances stronger through 9 months of fiscal 2013

Operating profit 5 percent higher than same period of 2012
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Jul 23, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Authority finances remain solid and profitable

Net income through 8 months exceeds budget by $1.1 million
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Jun 21, 2013 | Press Releases

New labor pact makes Cobo Center more efficient, affordable for customers

new labor agreement streamlines services and makes costs more predictable
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May 20, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Center sales manager receives “Best Supplier” award

Jennifer Berkemeier from Cobo Center receives Best Supplier Hall of Fame award from Michigan Meetings and Events magazine
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Apr 12, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Authority nets $2 million through 5 months of fiscal year

Beats budget by 79 percent
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Feb 12, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo schedule is packed post auto show

Several new and annual public shows fill the halls of Cobo Center as soon as the 2013 NAIAS moves out
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Jan 31, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Center unveils new atrium to add to success of 2013 NAIAS

The riverfront atrium that is part of the $299 million ongoing renovation at Cobo Center gives the 2013 NAIAS a fresh look and glimpse of the future
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Jan 10, 2013 | Press Releases

Cobo Center food service going natural

Guests at Cobo Center have new fresh and natural choices
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Dec 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Adaptive Reuse of Cobo Center’s 2.4 million square-footprint updates security and parking

The opening of the new Cobo Center Washington Blvd. Garage December 15, expands Cobo Center parking capacity to 2000
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Dec 10, 2012 | Press Releases

Cobo Center announces executive management changes

Thom Connors announces hiring of Scott Balutowicz as new director of human resources, and promotion of Cedric Turnbore to senior operations manager.
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Nov 29, 2012 | Press Releases

Cobo Authority nets $2.4 million in fiscal year, when loss was expected

Cobo Center finished its 2012 fiscal year with a $2,4 million positive variance
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Oct 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Ironworkers raise final beam for Cobo Center atrium scheduled for completion in time for 2013 NAIAS

installation of the uppermost, 12.5 ton beam in the new riverfront atrium frame of the Cobo renovation.
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May 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Resurgence of Detroit’s Cobo Center includes both transformation of the facility and operations

Recent positive publicity brings attention to Cobo Center and expedites resurgence
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Apr 9, 2012 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Transformation in Full Swing: Concrete Crumbles as Construction Crews Begin Demolition Along Riverfront Facade

Cobo Arena completely gutted and being prepped for new meeting and ballroom space.
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Mar 30, 2012 | Press Releases

The Detroit Shoppe in Cobo Center Remains Open for All Events

Store's debut during Auto Show and Autorama is a hit with visitors
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Feb 10, 2012 | Press Releases

Cobo Annual Report Reveals Big Revenue Gains in 2011

Center "run like a business"; SMG management key to turnaround
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Jan 11, 2012 | Press Releases

2012 auto show in Cobo Center is more family friendly than ever

Cobo Center is expanding food and beverage offerings aimed at family friendly activities and healthy alternative selections
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Jan 5, 2012 | Press Releases

New contract with Cobo Center locks in NAIAS through 2017

NAIAS and the DRCFA signed an unprecedented five-year contract
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Jan 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Cobo Center earns MI Green Venue Certification

Cobo Center is now the largest Green Venue Michigan facility in the state
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Dec 15, 2011 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Awards Scholarship to CCS Student for Mascot Design

The new Cobo Center construction mascot, COBOTRON, makes his debut
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Nov 9, 2011 | Press Releases

Detroit's Cobo Center gains financing for final renovation push

$279 million renovation of Cobo Center is now secure
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Nov 9, 2011 | Press Releases

Detroit's Cobo Center Awards Freeman AV Preferred In-House Vendor Status

Freeman was awarded preferred in-house, audio visual vendor status at Cobo Center, Detroit.
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Oct 14, 2011 | Press Releases


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Apr 22, 2011 | Press Releases

Exhibit Hall Expansion Underway at Cobo Center in Detroit

Swinging steel signals start of brick and mortar expansion of Cobo footprint. Historic Cobo Arena conversion next on punch list.
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Apr 19, 2011 | Press Releases

SMG hires Loree Kelly and LaTonya McElroy as accountants at Cobo Center

LaTonya McElroy and Loree Kelly have joined the finance team as accountants at Cobo Center
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Mar 31, 2011 | Press Releases

SMG hires Thomas Albrecht as Director of Sales at Cobo Center

Thomas Albrecht has joined the Cobo Center staff as the new director of sales.
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Mar 2, 2011 | Press Releases

Reinvention of Detroit's Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center Unveiled Through Three-Year, $221 Million Customer-Focused Renovation and Expansion Plan

The DRCFA today unveiled a three-year, $221 million plan for the reinvention of Cobo Conference & Exhibition Center
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Feb 23, 2011 | Press Releases

Cobo Center, Detroit Hosts The 59th Autorama

Since 1961, Cobo Center has been hosting its longest running public show in the facility, Autorama
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Jan 18, 2011 | Press Releases

SMG hires Sharon Schuster as Controller and Director of Finance at Cobo Center

Sharon Schuster has joined the Cobo Center staff as the new controller and director of finance.
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Jan 7, 2011 | Press Releases

Cobo Center Collaborates With Centerplate to Launch Eatsville USA and More

Cobo Center is launching its music themed concession outlet, Eatsville USA located on the concourse.
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Jan 6, 2011 | Press Releases

SMG Hires Claude Molinari as Assistant General Manager at Cobo Center, Detroit

Claude Molinari has joined the Cobo Center staff as its new assistant general manager
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Dec 13, 2010 | Press Releases

SMG Hires Mary Klida as Marketing and Communications Manager at Cobo Center, Detroit

Mary Klida has joined the Cobo Center staff as its new Marketing and Communications Manager.
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Nov 15, 2010 | Press Releases

Thom Connors Named New Cobo General Manager

Thom Connors has been named General Manager of Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center

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