HONOLULU -- SMG Worldwide, which manages the Hawaii Convention
Center, is offering a Partnership is More Than 50/50 promotion to
spur more event contracts signed this year.
Off-shore clients that book a new event that generates a minimum
of 2,500 room nights on at least one night during the event will
get a 50% discount on the estimated facility rent at the
In addition, the client will receive $50,000 to be used to
offset costs for things like ground transportation and other
services at the Hawaii Convention Center.
SMG's offer is good for the first 10 events it books where the
contract is finalized before the end of the year.
An SMG spokesperson noted that the discount program could be a
substantial savings for a client considering the convention center
for the first time. For example, a client might save $60,000 in
rent for a four-day event. With the $50,000 in destination support,
that's $110,000 off the bottom line, the spokesperson said.