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Las Vegas Brings Meetings Industry to New Heights in Celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day Apr. 6

High RollerVegas meetings professionals host marathon meetings on world’s tallest observation wheel in celebration of the industry

The Las Vegas meetings industry supports approximately 85,000 jobs and generates more than $12.4 billion to the local economy.  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is joining the Meetings Mean Business coalition and our hotel partners in celebrating the Global Meetings Industry Day.

Global Meetings Industry Day showcases the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our community.

To celebrate this day, local officials and meetings industry professionals will gather to discuss recent successes and major highlights of the Las Vegas meetings business.

Following the presentations, event guests will be invited to board the High Roller Observation wheel to participate in a series of marathon meetings. Each pod will be staffed by meetings professionals from a variety of resort partners including Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Wynn Las Vegas, Sands Corporation, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and the LVCVA. Groups will be provided with a hypothetical meeting scenario to work through during a 30-minute window- the amount of time it takes for a single rotation on the High Roller Observation Wheel.

Las Vegas has recently been named the No. 1 tradeshow destination in North America for the 23rd consecutive year by Trade Show News Network. In 2016, Las Vegas hosted 57 of North America’s largest 250 trade shows. That’s more than the next two cities combined.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • 10:00 a.m.- Arrivals at High Roller Observation Wheel
  • 10:15 a.m.-  Remarks begin
  • 10:50 a.m.- Remarks conclude and guests are invited to board High Roller pods to conduct marathon meetings
  • 11:00 a.m.- High Roller meetings commence
  • 12:00 p.m.- Event concludes

The event takes place at the High Roller Observation Wheel, 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Complimentary parking is available at Caesars Entertainment properties surrounding the LINQ Promenade with a local I.D. Valet parking is available near the entrance of the High Roller Observation Wheel for a fee.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.

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