2019 Scheduled Board Meetings: January 25th, April 26th
Special Note: Change in meeting date and time - May 9th at 8:30am,
July 26th and October 25th. All meetings begin at 8:00 am and are located in the GCHI Executive Board Room.

The Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC) is a nonprofit formed by the Cuyahoga County Council for the purpose of promoting the revitalization of Greater Cleveland/ Cuyahoga County and enhancing the economic growth and employment opportunities in the area on behalf of the County.

The CCCFDC oversees the operation and management of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and the Global Center for Health Innovation.

In addition to overseeing operation and management of County-owned assets, the CCCFDC and its board of directors approves the annual budget appropriation for each facility and works closely with the management team, SMG, hired by Cuyahoga County.

Operated under the direction of the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC), the one-million square-foot campus consists of the Global Center for Health Innovation and the adjacent Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. The facility was awarded LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED-BD+C) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program in 2014.

Located at the corner of St. Clair Avenue and Ontario Street in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the Global Center measures 230,000 square feet on four floors and includes 100,000 square feet of permanent showroom space. The Global Center serves as a catalyst for fundamental improvements in health and in healthcare quality, access, and cost through technology-driven showroom spaces and industry-inspired meetings and programs.

Connected to the Global Center, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland hosts more than 200 events annually and features 225,000 square feet of Class A exhibit space, a 32,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, 35 meeting rooms, and a 12-acre green roof on the Cleveland mall with spectacular views of Lake Erie.

In 2013, SMG, the nation’s largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm, assumed management operations for the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. SMG manages more than 230 facilities throughout the world, including convention centers, arenas, theaters and performance venues, stadiums, and equestrian centers. Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and brings experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.

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Executive Director George A. Hillow CPA
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  • Matt Carroll, Cuyahoga County, County Executive's Office Chief Economic Growth and Opportunity Officer
  • Trevor McAleer, Cuyahoga County Council, Legislative Budget Advisor
  • Joe Roman, Greater Cleveland Partnership, President/CEO
  • Diane Downing, Say Yes to Education, Cleveland, Executive Director
  • Bradley D. Sellers, City of Warrensville Heights, Mayor
  • Tim Offtermatt, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vice President of Finance
  • Majeed Makhlouf, Berns, Ockner & Greenberger, LLC, Member