Huntington Place Sets New Standard for Excellence: White House and Secret Service Rave About Unforgettable Experience

Huntington Place White House Biden

DETROIT– May 30, 2024 – Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit proudly hosted the esteemed 69th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund event, setting a new standard for excellence in event hosting as it welcomed President Joe Biden and a host of distinguished guests. The event, held on May 20th, 2024, garnered widespread attention and acclaim for the unparalleled experience it delivered to attendees, including members of the White House. 

Gracing the event with his presence, President Joe Biden was not only the distinguished guest but also an observer of the remarkable organization and efficiency that Huntington Place Convention Center exhibited. Matt Lancaster, Public Safety Manager of Operations, remarked, “Witnessing the success of the NAACP event reaffirms our commitment to prioritizing our guests’ experience and safety above all else. Our dedicated employees worked tirelessly to ensure seamless operations, allowing attendees to focus on the event’s purpose while feeling secure and valued. Their dedication was pivotal in making this event not just a success, but a testament to the importance of hospitality and security working hand in hand.” 

“Our entire team worked together to guarantee that this event was a success,” added Becky Bixby, CEM Interim General Manager. “We made sure that every department and partner vendor was in the know hearing the same information, making decisions collectively and communicating with all. I’m so proud to be a part of this Huntington Place team!” 

In response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, the White House has expressed its intent to return to Huntington Place Convention Center for future events, citing the unparalleled service and hospitality as key factors in their decision. Huntington Place, with its state-of-the-art facilities and dedication to excellence, is honored to have earned the admiration and trust of such revered guests. As a beacon of professionalism in Detroit, the convention center remains committed to upholding the highest standards of service for all who walk through its doors. 


About Huntington Place
With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, Huntington Place, Detroit’s convention center, boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and has the largest ballroom in Michigan with 40,000 square feet. It is a LEED Gold certified venue and has received numerous industry awards for excellence including the 2020 USGBC Leadership Award for Building Performance, making it the only convention center in the history of the award to receive it. It is the 16th largest convention center in the United States. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and


About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and convention and exhibition centers, including The Moscone Center, San Francisco; ICC Sydney, Australia; Olympia London; Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center, China; and P&J Live in Aberdeen, U.K. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and

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