• CTA Commends the Approval of Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion

     
    POSTED November 11, 2016
     

In October, Nevada’s General Assembly approved plans to renovate and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center. The LVCC hosts thousands of business events each year, like CES, the world’s largest innovation event, run by the Consumer Technology Association.

This expansion will keep Las Vegas a top destination for tradeshows and events, boost the economy, and help events such as CES grow. It will bring in more money for the economy, by providing more jobs and drawing more people to events.

"As owner and producer of CES, which draws more than 165,000 attendees to Las Vegas every January, the renovation and expansion of the LVCC is paramount. It is critical for the continued growth and future of our show in Las Vegas and the many benefits CES contributes to the local economy and community at large,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “CES currently uses more than 2.4 million net square feet of exhibit space, occupying most of the convention space available in Las Vegas. Our show reflects and drives the expansion of technology as a core part of almost every major global industry. As our industry grows, so does our need for more exhibition space and more modern and tech-friendly facilities.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.