Located in Downtown Cleveland, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation offers 390,000 total sq. ft. of prime space. Connected to the 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown and within walking distance of nearly 5,000 hotel rooms, Cleveland’s convention center campus is a convenient location to host small executive meetings or large industry tradeshows. 

The Huntington Convention Center offers 225,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, more than 140,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, 30 breakout rooms and a 32,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom divisible into three spaces.
The Global Center connects meeting planners with 45 of the world’s leading healthcare brands including GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips, Cisco Systems and Cardinal Health. In addition to providing meeting planners with access to industry resources, the Global Center features three breakout rooms, an Executive Boardroom and 20,000 sq. ft. of ballroom and atrium space.
SMG, the nation’s largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm, assumed management operations for the Cuyahoga County-owned Global Center for Health Innovation and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in December, 2013.
SMG manages 233 facilities throughout North America, including 72 convention centers, 71 arenas, 60 theaters and performance venues, nine stadiums, and 23 equestrian centers. Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and will bring experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.
Since 1977, SMG has brought a wealth of facility management and operations experience and expertise to more than 230 facilities worldwide, including regional operations in Akron, Canton, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. For convention planners nationwide, the SMG name carries the promise of a professionally managed facility and unparalleled expertise in all phases of convention planning. The SMG brand instills confidence in national clients as well as fostering repeat business from event planners looking to rotate their conventions around the region or around the country.

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The comprehensive sustainability plan for the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland includes building the new Convention Center below grade with a green roof. The new Convention Center replaces an existing below-grade structure and enhances the Mall with extensive additional plant life and soil materials that more efficiently filter storm water. The new mall also features water-efficient landscaping using minimal water, including a plan for drought-tolerant plants to reduce water consumption.Learn about our commitment to Sustainability

Getting Here

The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, within 500 miles of nearly half of the U.S. population. Cleveland and the convention center are easily accessed by:

  • Car

    Easily accessible by car with Interstates 71, 77, 80 and 90 all connecting to major U.S. cities.

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  • Air

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is a focus city for United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. CLE offers 142 daily flight departures to 41 nonstop markets. Other CLE airlines include: Air Canada, American, Delta, Southwest, US Airways and Spirit Airlines who will launch service from CLE on January 15, 2015.

    Convenient RTA rail service directly from the terminal to downtown.

  • Public Transportation

    The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is within a short walk from the RTA Red and Green lines, along with complimentary downtown trolley service, and the Health Line, providing quick service to the medical district.

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