ASM Global

(ITHACA, N.Y. – May 8, 2023) — ASM Global, the premier venue
management and services company has appointed Jason Humphrey as general
manager of the Ithaca Downtown Conference Center [1]. An industry
professional with over 12 years of experience in event services and
hospitality, Humphrey will be the first general manager of the new

 Ithaca Downtown Conference Center is part of the ASM Global [2]
portfolio, the largest and most diverse network of the premier convention
and trade show venues for millions of exhibitors and attendees across an
the extensive worldwide footprint that spans five continents.

In making the announcement, ASM Global’s Dan Hoffend, executive vice
president of convention centers, said, “Jason’s knowledge of Ithaca
and the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York, coupled with his
experience in venues and hotels will accelerate their success.”  

“I am very excited and honored to lead the talented team at Ithaca
Downtown Conference Center,” said Humphrey. “As an Ithaca native,
I’m passionate about delivering the best experience for our guests and
also working together to positively impact our local community, the city
of Ithaca, and Tompkins County. I’m looking forward to building a team
with the great talent Ithaca offers and working toward showcasing local
products in our facility.”

In his new role, Humphrey will oversee every aspect of the venue
management and customer experience as well as working closely with the
Downtown Ithaca Local Development Corporation, which owns the Ithaca
Downtown Conference Center, to drive new economic activity in the

Most recently, Humphrey served as an event services manager for the
University of Pittsburgh, where he oversaw the planning and execution of
various events within the University Club and other locations. Before
that, he managed catering sales for Cornell University and served as an
assistant general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason Humphrey as general manager for the
Ithaca Downtown Conference Center,” said Suzanne Smith Jablonski,
executive director of the Downtown Ithaca Local Development Corporation.
“With his extensive experience in the hospitality industry and
commitment to exceptional customer service, we know Jason will lead our
conference center to great heights. As we launch this brand-new
center—the realization of a long-held community vision—we look
forward to working with Jason to provide our guests with unforgettable
experiences and successful events.”

Opening in 2024, the Ithaca Downtown Conference Center will feature over
15,000 square feet of bi-level meeting space, including a first-floor
junior ballroom and boardroom, a second-floor grand ballroom, and plenty
of pre-function space. Centrally located near downtown hotels and
restaurants, the venue also offers easy access to the natural beauty of
the Finger Lakes, providing a unique opportunity for meeting and event
attendees to explore and draw inspiration from nature.  

About ASM Global
 ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment
experiences. It is the global leader in the 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, convention and
exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook
[3], Instagram [4], LinkedIn [5] and Twitter [6] and online at
asmglobal.com [7]

About Downtown Ithaca Local Development Corporation
 Downtown Ithaca Local Development Corporation [8] provides economic
development within the Tompkins County community and its downtown Ithaca
central city core as the owner of the Ithaca Downtown Conference Center. A
the state-of-the-art facility, Ithaca Downtown Conference Center [1] is
designed to attract visitors by accommodating trade shows; conferences;
meetings; public expositions; and social, sporting and community events.

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