In Case You Missed It from the LVCVA: Gov Sisolak will speak at this event tomorrow morning.

***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT*** $1 Billion Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion to Debut June 8 with First Major Convention Post-Pandemic

Las Vegas, NV – June 07, 2021

Ribbon Cutting marks grand opening of West Hall and kicks off Informa Market’s World of Concrete

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will debut its Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) $1 billion West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting before doors open to Informa Market’s World of Concrete. The start of World of Concrete represents the first major convention to return to the destination and to the U.S. post-pandemic, reigniting the meeting and convention industry.

The 1.4 million square foot West Hall features a contemporary design, ample natural light and 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, including 328,000 square feet of column-free space, the largest column-free exhibition space in North America.

Las Vegas has been named in the industry as the number one trade show destination in North America for 26 consecutive years. The addition of the West Hall brings the total square feet of meeting space in the destination to 14 million and makes the LVCC the 2nd largest facility in the country. During a normal year, the meetings and convention industry represents $11.4 billion in economic impact to the area.

LVCVA Event Information
WHAT:  West Hall ribbon cutting and interviews with key executives
WHERE: Ribbon cutting will take place in the Porte Cochere of the West Hall
300 Convention Center Drive
Media parking will be available in the Diamond Lot adjacent to the building 
WHO: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commission Chairwoman
John Marz, LVCVA Board Chairman and Henderson City Councilman
Steve Hill, LVCVA President and CEO
Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa Markets
WHEN: Tuesday, June 8

7:50 am - 8:10 am
Interview availability with Steve Hill, LVCVA President and CEO
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks
*Media will be able to plug directly into the sound system
9:30 am
Doors to World of Concrete open to show attendees
*Media must be credentialed in advance of June 8 through Informa for entry. Request media credentials here World of Concrete Press Registration.

Confirmation:

Please confirm that you plan to attend the ribbon cutting by contacting Erica Johnson, ejohnson@lvcva.com or (702) 499-8862 (cell.)

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ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre LVCC campus in all-electric Teslas free of charge. It also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

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