Industry Press Release

BOSTON GLOBE SKI & SNOWBOARD EXPO AT THE BAYSIDE EXPO CENTER

07/14/2009

Boston, MA (July 13, 2009) — Boston’s BaysideExpositionCenter, the well-known waterfront venue for conferences, exhibits and events, will re-open and continue operations, according to KeyPoint Partners, LLC, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based commercial real estate service firm which was awarded the property management contract for the Center in June, 2009. KeyPoint Partners has retained the management and consulting services of The Ballantine Management Group of VA, LLC (BMG of VA) to oversee all event-related activity at the center.

“The BaysideExpositionCenter will be active once again”, said Bob Hayes, Vice President of Property and Asset Management at KeyPoint Partners. “We’re pleased to have BMG overseeing all event related operations.”

 

Fredericksburg, Virginia based BMGof VA owns and operates the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center which opened in 2006.  BMG President and CEO, Tom Ballantine served as Executive Director for the BaysideExpositionCenter prior to founding the Ballantine Management Group in 2000.  “I look forward to being back at Bayside.” said Tom Ballantine.  “BMG is unique, in that our organization not only owns and operates convention/expo centers but also has a portfolio of 20 plus consumer shows. Now that all of Bayside’s operations will be under the control of BMG, we will implement our proven systems and controls to ensure the facility operates in a professional manner, focusing on the bottom line, while providing promoters and event planners with our nationally recognized customer service.”