No Free Rent? Changing Realities in Convention Center Negotiations

No Free Rent? Changing Realities in Convention Center Negotiations

Free or deeply discounted convention center space has traditionally been offered to associations to attract their meetings, particularly in North America. However, that perk may be harder for planners to get these days.

“The equation is going to have to change a little bit based on the economic realities we find ourselves in as publicly financed venues,” said Dave Causton, general manager at Chicago’s McCormick Place, who was among the panel of experts speaking

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