Las Vegas has grown in the last few years, some of the landmark hotels have
been imploded, while being replaced by mega hotels and convention centers.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, in 2002 more than 5 million convention and trade show
delegates traveled to Las Vegas, generating $5.9 billion in non-gaming revenue. Las Vegas hosts a large percentage
of the top conventions and rents more convention space than any other U.S. city. The climate is not usually a
factor unlike others cities which have to contend with excessive rain, snow, etc. The city has grown to accommodate
the needs of exhibit and convention attendees.
Las Vegas has grown since then, we have seen world famous hotels imploded, like the Dunes, Sands and the Stardust
hotels; while being replaced by mega hotels such as the Wynn Hotel Resort, the Venetian, Luxor and the Mandalay
Bay, etc. We now have more places to hold conventions. We have seen the Las Vegas Convention Center expand into a
mega convention center, while the Sand Convention Center and the Mandalay Bay are not far behind. These convention
halls have host such conventions and trade shows like CES, INTEROP, THE GAMING SHOW, SEMA, AAPEX TRADE SHOWS and
One exhibit house that has catered to quite a few of these shows is ELDS, Inc, providing the convention exhibitors
with custom built exhibit booths either for rental or purchase. ELDS is a full one shop exhibit house that will not
only design and manufacture your next trade show display, but will also transport and set up your booth in any
location in Las Vegas. See the options available for exhibiting in my previous article “trade show displays; rental
vs. purchasing or leasing”. Las Vegas has done a great job of providing a great backdrop for convention goers.
Let’s not forget about the gaming industry, restaurants and hotels that cater to such shows and venues.
The city had to expand to accommodate all the conventions that are coming to each of these hotels and convention
halls.With the growth of more conventions and mega hotels; a new monorail system was developed. This system runs
along the Las Vegas strip to most of the major hotels and convention halls. It’s a quick and easy way to avoid
traffic congestion. This system can reach speeds of up to 50 mph, with seven stops. It reaches one end of the Las
Vegas strip in 15 minutes or less; it’s cost-efficient and hassle-free. This cuts down on the large amount of
parking that is needed. The convention attendees and weekend vacationers can now feel assured that they can escape
the traffic jams that other cities experience.
The nightlife, well, what can I say, it’s something that you have to experience “what happens in Las Vegas stays in
Las Vegas”. Let your hair down and enjoy yourself.
Currently, Las Vegas has 9 million square feet of convention and meeting space, including the Las Vegas Convention
Center’s recent South Hall expansion. Additional available convention space significantly increased in 2003 thanks
to the opening of Mandalay Bay’s 1.5 million-square-foot conference center. The city is still growing as more and
more hotels are being built, with conventions facilities attached. With over 127,000 guest rooms in hotels and in
close proximity to McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Convention Center is among the largest convention
centers in America. For more information in exhibiting in Las Vegas please contact ELDS, INC .