Las Vegas Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day 2019
April 4, 2019
The day is especially important for Las Vegas as the industry has a significant impact on the local economy supporting 65,000 jobs and generating more than $9.8 billion in economic impact. The destination welcomed more than 6.5 million business travelers in 2018, and in the first two months of 2019, more than 1.4 million people have traveled to the destination for business.
The LVCVA and industry partners recognize the importance of the meetings industry on GMID observance day and continues its resolve 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.
GMID is an observance launched by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition in an effort to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities. Meetings Mean Business Coalition, an extension of U.S. Travel, provides resources to promote and defend the value of business meetings and travel on our economy. U.S. Travel continues to be a leading voice in reminding policymakers of the value of government meetings and travel under all fiscal environments.
With billions worth of investment and development projects announced or in the works throughout the destination, including the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Project and the addition of new meeting and convention space across the destination, Las Vegas is well positioned to maintain its position as North America’s No. 1 trade show destination for decades to come.
Las Vegas boasts more than 11.5 million square feet of meeting space in addition to a wide array of event, dining and entertainment venues that are also used for group business. More than 3 million additional square feet of meeting space is scheduled to go online within the next five years.
Las Vegas hosts nearly 24,000 meetings and conventions annually. One reason Las Vegas is a top choice year after year, is that there is always something new to see and experience. Our resort and business partners continually invest in improvements to keep the destination fresh and appealing to business travelers.
Amanda PetersLVCVAUnited Statesapeters@lvcva.com702-892-0711
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