Following on the heels of California’s announcement last week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has set a goal for full, 100% capacity reopening of that state’s convention facilities by June 1.
This date comes two weeks in advance of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI)’s annual World Education Congress, which takes place June 15 to 17 at the recently opened Caesars FORUM in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Our state health officials are comfortable setting a goal for a full reopening to 100% capacity on June 1,” said Nevada Governor Sisolak during an April 13 press conference. “A safe and responsible reopening is a path forward to bringing back conventions and getting Nevadans back to work.”
“Based on conversations with local and state officials, we anticipated this announcement and remain confident with progress being made, both nationally and locally, that ensures WEC Vegas is a milestone in the business events industry’s comeback,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Rest assured, our attendees’ safety and health remain the top priority at WEC Vegas; which is consistent with our past, present and future operational focus.”
Initial estimates forecast approximately 1,500 in-person attendees and an additional 1,500 digital participants.
In mid-March IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer announced that, as of now, they were moving forward with their show. IMEX America 2021 is scheduled for November 9 to 11, also taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Mandalay Bay. “There is no doubt,” said Bloom. “We want to get back to doing business.”
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