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  • SMG appoints MD for AECC

    Nov 19th, 2017

    SMG Europe appoints former NEC Group MD to lead AECC Aberdeen   SMG Europe have announced the appointment of Nick Waight as Managing Director of AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre) ahead of its move to a new purpose-built home… Read more…

  • Hull Venue management team announced

    Oct 26th, 2017

    SMG Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Harris as General Manager for the new Hull Venue, due to open late summer 2018. As part of SMG’s expanding portfolio in the north of England, Dan will now oversee… Read more…

  • A message from SMG regarding Manchester Arena

    May 23rd, 2017

    A message from SMG regarding Manchester Arena   On Monday evening, an incident occurred in a public space outside of Manchester Arena as attendees were exiting the Ariana Grande concert. Arena management continue to assist officials in their investigation. Any… Read more…

  • first direct extends sponsorship of Leeds Arena

    Mar 15th, 2017

    first direct extends relationship with Arena in Leeds   first direct has confirmed it will extend its naming sponsorship of Leeds’ iconic arena for a further five years. The 13,000 seat venue which opened in July 2013 will now continue to… Read more…

  • SMG Europe announces double appointment

    Jan 24th, 2017

    SMG Europe announces double appointment to UK arena portfolio   SMG Europe is pleased to announce the double appointment of Jen Mitchell as General Manager of Leeds’ first direct arena and Ailsa Oliver as General Manager of Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Jen joins the SMG Europe… Read more…

  • SMG Europe to operate new AECC

    Dec 2nd, 2016

    SMG Europe wins public tender to manage and operate new AECC   SMG Europe has today been named preferred bidder for Scotland’s new AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre). The UK’s largest arena operator has agreed a ten year deal… Read more…

  • Double award nomination for Manchester Arena

    Nov 11th, 2016

    Manchester Arena has been recognised as one of the world’s best arenas with double award nominations.   Manchester Arena has been recognised by industry professionals as one of the world’s best arenas after receiving two international award nominations. The 21,000… Read more…

  • Joshua v Molina sells 17,000 on day one

    Nov 8th, 2016

    Joshua vs Molina sells over 17,000 tickets on day one at Manchester Arena   More than 17,000 tickets were sold on the opening day of sales for Anthony Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight title defence against Eric Molina at the undisputed… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena announces Take That

    Nov 3rd, 2016

    Manchester Arena announce Take That with 44 record-breaking hometown shows   Take That have added a recording breaking sixth hometown show at Manchester Arena as part of next year’s Wonderland Live UK tour. Gary, Mark and Howard’s return to their… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena GM makes Billboard top bosses list

    Nov 3rd, 2016

    Manchester Arena GM makes Billboard top bosses list   Billboard magazine have revealed their list of Top Arena Managers – a ranking of the top 20 venue execs driving the $20 billion global concert industry – which includes James Allen,… Read more…

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