During a press conference at IMEX America in October, Lisa Messina, Chief Sales Officer, and Rebecca DeLuca, Vice President of Destination Sales, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, painted a new picture of their city—a center for innovation, visionary thinking and business results.
While many view the city as the entertainment hub of the U.S, Las Vegas is also a global meetings capital hosting some of the world’s biggest trade shows and large-scale meetings for industry leaders—welcoming nearly 5 million meeting attendees in 2022 alone. The destination offers the business audience a selection of accommodations, entertainment and meetings space that is vast, varied and constantly evolving.
Recent developments include the addition of the West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the opening of CAESARS FORUM and the current $100 million renovation of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The meetings and events landscape will further expand this December with the opening of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, adding 550,000 sq. ft. of convention space on the north end of the Strip.
A new LVCVA ad campaign positions Las Vegas as the ideal place for businesses to “spark something extraordinary,” and encourages them to make it their choice as a destination for corporate off-sites and gatherings.
“Over and over again, we hear about excitement, the energy, that passion, the uniqueness of this destination, and that’s what people want and expect when they come here,” Messina told the group. “The energy of the city is our secret ingredient. We regularly hear from leaders, planners and attendees that the opportunities to connect and inspire through the shared experiences that only Vegas can provide continues to drive their business forward and ultimately affects the bottom line.”
For more information on meetings and events in Las Vegas, visit www.VegasMeansBusiness.com.