peacockdaly | Aug 19, 2009
Over the next few months we will be sharing tips and resources for many places that are popular locales for conventions, trade shows and other events. To kick this ongoing series off, we are looking at Las Vegas. Of course.
If you are considering holding an event in Las Vegas, Nevada, you will find that there’s something for everybody there. The number and variety of venues is staggering.
Let us introduce you to just a couple of the fantastic places you might choose to hold your next conference, convention, or trade show in one of the top conference cities in the world.
We will begin with the big daddy of them all, the Las Vegas Convention Center. This place is seriously big, seating 2,500 people in a whopping 3.2 million square feet of venue space. We are talking over 240,000 feet of meeting space and 144 meeting rooms. Up to 16 separate exhibit halls. Free wifi, of course. (Can you even have a conference without wifi these days?) And since this is Vegas, there are 100,000 guest rooms within a short distance of the center. The Convention Center is operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Another large venue option in Las Vegas is the Sands Expo & Convention Center which is attached to the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino for a combined total of 1.8 million square feet of meeting and event space. The Sands Expo alone has 31,000 square feet of meeting space and 23 meeting rooms and nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space, and the Venetian has over 7,000 suites to accommodate attendees.
If you are looking to host a smaller, more intimate event, the list goes on and on. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is an excellent resource, and should help you narrow down your options. In addition to listing all the venues, they have other resources and tools for planning your event in Las Vegas.
Finally, are you wondering what other events might be going on at the same time? Search Conference Hound to get an idea of what is already scheduled. You can search just your own industry, or find out everything that is going on at the same time.
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