Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, have selected SMG to manage the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation.

“SMG is delighted to partner with Cuyahoga County to manage the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation,” said Gregg Caren, executive vice-president, SMG Convention & Exhibition Centers. “The Cleveland Convention Center facility has quickly established itself as a great place to host a trade show, convention, conference or special event and has truly put Cleveland back on the map as a convention destination.”

The deal still requires final approval from the Cuyahoga County Council, but SMG is expected to assume its management duties by November 15, 2013.