Philadelphia, PA – The venue management company Global Spectrum is being folded into Spectra, a new division of parent company Comcast-Spectacor, as of June 2.
Global Spectrum manages about 33 convention centers nationwide, including primary venues in cities such as Cincinnati, Miami Beach, Durham, NC and Atlantic City.
Spectra will include four Comcast-Spectacor companies that are all associated with live events. The group also includes Ovations Food Services, the ticketing firm Paciolan and Digital Services, which provides digital media service for convention centers, stadiums and other buildings with high-density crowds.
No immediate changes to Global Spectrum management were announced other than President John Page’s title will be changed to president, venue management.
Dave Scott, president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, said the realignment of Global Spectrum was part of a plan to bring all of the parent firm’s events assets under one brand. “Spectra moves us from a ‘house of brands’ to a ‘branded house,’ and allows us to present our expertise in all aspects of event management in a clear and simple way,” he said.
The streamlining will also make the company more flexible and able to respond quickly to changing customer needs, Scott said.