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sabato 14 aprile 2018

Las Vegas celebrates impact of meetings and conventions During Global Meetings Industry Day 2018

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry including Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo, and Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, 12 April 2018.

The day is especially important for Las Vegas as the meetings, conventions and trade show industry has a significant impact on the local economy supporting 65,000 jobs and generating more than $9.3 billion in economic impact. The destination recorded an all-time high for convention visitation in 2017, welcoming 6.6 million business travelers.

“In Las Vegas, business travel is a critical component of our overall visitation mix, driving our economy and providing critical jobs for those who call southern Nevada home,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the LVCVA. “The impact of the meeting and convention industry is astounding and we celebrate the vision of events like GMID for encouraging advocacy, education and the need to support initiatives that move us forward.”

The LVCVA and industry partners recognized the importance of the meetings industry on GMID observance day and used the message of the industry to encourage the opportunity to evolve messaging surrounding the event to ‘Global Meetings IMPACT Day.’ The shift in verbiage is intended to amplify the valuable mission and purpose of the event which intends to educate the public about the wide-reaching positive impact face-to-face meetings have on global economies and driving business forward.

The Las Vegas meetings industry supported the “Impact” message with several presentations on the various impacts the industry can and does have at the destination’s observance.

On 12 April nearly 200 meetings industry leaders and professionals gathered at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas for presentations emphasizing the impact of meetings and conventions for economic growth. Topics of discussion included recent successes and upcoming trends in the meeting and convention industry.


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