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  • Exhibition center Suburban Collection Showplace attracts some 1.5 million people annually.

  • Detroit Metro Airport has two bustling terminals with a combined 147 gates.

  • The voluminous Cobo Center has 30,000 square feet of contiguous meeting space.

  • Detroit plays host to a wide variety of world-recognized music events each year.

  • The GM Renaissance Center is a focal point of Detroit's stunning riverfront view.

SME - DEBBIE'S STORY | THE COMEBACK CITY

 

“ Yes, Detroit’s in the midst of an exciting comeback. And we’re going to help show it off.”
-Debbie Holton
Director of Events and Industry Strategy, SME

When deciding where to hold its 2014 Big M manufacturing event, SME didn’t have to look far. Because right here, in a region bustling with $4 billion of manufacturing trade and business, is the newly remodeled and expanded Cobo Center. Along with more than 4,000 downtown hotel rooms, great attractions, endless dining options and a location conveniently accessible to the world, it was easy for SME to choose The D. And it’s why you should, too. Be part of America’s great comeback city.

 

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 "The city's industrial past is already giving way to a high tech future, and the excitement we've seen throughout the city ­ as well as the success that new tech firms have already had ­ is making the Big D one of the best places to launch a tech startup this year."


— Dan Blacharski, Techie.com editor-in-chief String

 

 

 

 

… Detroit has a fresh feel.
-@darlahuckaby

darlahuckaby
… the newly renovated Cobo Center looks amazing and is a great venue for conventions!
-@debrajdraper

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… I want to be part of something amazing, a revitalization of making America great again.
-@cbello

cbello
… you can get a great experience for your group at exceptional value.
-@kimsrosado

@kimsrosado
… Detroit has a great blend of cultural, entertainment and lodging options.
-@jdward66

jdward66
… it’s a comeback city making headlines at a great value!
-@tracijames_cmp

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… of the Motown music!
-@juliepplett

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… of its resurgence, breweries and distilleries.
-@benprom

benprom
… of the fantastic walkable downtown, fantastic new restaurants and @detroitrvrfrnt.
-@sharonw48993484

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