Jul 21, 2014
Cosmoprof North America, the annual trade show and conference for beauty professionals, saw growth across all categories at its 2014 event that took place July 13-15 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.The show featured 992 exhibitors (up 11 percent) spread out on 221, 532 square feet (up 5 percent) and attracted 27,040 attendees (up 4 percent, compared with 2013).“This is our largest show ever. Our challenge is that we’re maxed out,” said Daniela Ciocan, marketing director of Cosmoprof North America.When asked about whether the show will expand into the upper level of Mandalay… more
NSSF Holds First-ever SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy alt
Jul 03, 2014
You know you are giving your event attendees the type of content they want when no one is in line for the open bar at a meet-and-greet, but instead all are busy clamoring for information. That’s exactly what happened last week in Las Vegas at the very first SHOT (The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show Exhibitor Academy.Just more than 100 attendees representing SHOT Show exhibiting companies arrived in Las Vegas to spend two days learning how to get more out of their presence at the event, which is owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.“The exhibitor academy was something that… more
Jul 01, 2014
Elvis and Liberace used to live there and its one of the few properties right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, but now the hotel most recently known as the LVH – Las Vegas Hilton was bought by Florida-based Westgate Resorts. The hotel will be renamed the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. "Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will set the standard for service in Las Vegas,” said David Siegel, founder and CEO of Florida-based Westgate Resorts. He added, "We are very excited to be taking this important part of Vegas history and reinventing it for the… more
Jun 24, 2014
If you’re standing by a Jurassic Park dinosaur and notice a group of Stormtroopers walking by, chances are you’re at Advanstar Communications’ Licensing Expo. The 2014 even took over Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas June 17–19 and saw a strong uptick in retailers and international attendance. “We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on targeting retailers and retail attendance is up by 20 percent,” said Chris DeMoulin, president of Licensing & EVP Worldwide Customer Development at Advanstar Communications. “It’s a global show,… more
NSSF, Sands Expo Extend SHOT Show Agreement to 2020 alt
Jun 16, 2014
The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sands Expo and Convention Center have followed up the 2014 record-setting Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) by adding another two years to their agreement. Under the new terms, the SHOT Show will be presented at the Sands Expo through 2020. The 2014 SHOT Show, which ran Jan. 14-17, attracted more than 67,000 in total attendance, an all-time high, and was the fifth consecutive SHOT Show held at Sands Expo. In February, NSSF previously had announced that it was extending its stay at the venue through 2017. “We’re pleased… more
Jun 02, 2014
JCK Las Vegas,the world’s largest diamond and jewelry trade show, rolled out the red carpet May 30- June 2 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, showing that diamonds are, indeed, forever. At the time of consolidation of the jewelry industry, the show boasted strong attendance and exhibitor numbers and took over just about every inch of available space. “While it’s a healthy industry, jewelry industry is certainly not growing in terms of a number of stores opening,” said Yancy Weinrich, group vice president of Reed Exhibitions’ JCK Portfolio. “Since moving to… more
Commercial Real Estate Show RECon Continues to Climb Out of Recession alt
May 21, 2014
Focused and busy would be one way to describe the vibe at RECon 2014, a trade show and conference for retail real estate that took place May 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spanning approximately 1 million square feet, it featured about 1,100 exhibitors and brought together 33,500 industry professionals who were ready to capitalize on the improving real estate market. While square footage remained the same as last year, attendance and exhibitor count saw a slight uptick. “During the recession, the bottom fell out, and since then, it’s been a steady climb for us that… more
19,000 Attendees Pack Sold-out National Hardware Show at Las Vegas CC alt
May 12, 2014
With confetti in the morning and burgers in the afternoon, The National Hardware Show that took place May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center had an impressive performance and is gearing up for even more growth. Spanning 559,000 square feet, the show featured 2,675 exhibitors and attracted about 19,000 attendees. “We’re seeing growth across all segments,” said Tracy Scarfi, marketing director for Reed Exhibitions’ National Hardware Show. “Lawn and Garden continues to stay strong and now takes up the entire North Hall. Hardware is as strong as ever. Black and… more
Revamped Conference Program, Strong Regional Outreach Leads to Successful Coverings Show in Las Vegas  alt
May 02, 2014
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Coverings, the trade show for tile and natural stone, boasted the largest showfloor since 2008. “We’re up about 12 percent compared to 340,000 square feet last year,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings' show director. “It’s representative of what’s happening in the industry and the fact that opportunities are coming back.” Attendance was at about 20,000, slightly up, compared with last year. Exhibitor numbers were unavailable, but expected to be on par with 2013. The show, owned by National Trade Productions,… more
Mandalay Bay CC Set to Add 350,000 Square Feet of Exhibit Space alt
Apr 23, 2014
The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas already boasts 1.7 million square feet, and now it’s set to add another 350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, as well as more underground parking and carpeted ballroom space. The $66 million expansion project will allow Mandalay Bay to grow current shows, pursue new and larger corporate partners and achieve greater utilization of the entire facility, according to venue officials. “Several long-standing customers approached us with a need for additional space to grow their business; they looked to us to be a solution provider, and we went… more