Las Vegas is famed the world over as a leading conventions destination. This is beside gambling, which of course is its leading flagship brand. More than 70% of the bed occupancy in Vegas hotel rooms are snapped up by event attendees at any one time. In terms of venues with sizeable convention floor space, 15 of the world’s largest hotels are domiciled in Vegas.
However, staging a trade show in Vegas is not a walk in the park. In order to optimize the time spent and maximize return on your investment, meticulous planning is required prior to the visit. A successful event is usually a culmination of concerted efforts involving myriads of stakeholders’ months before the event.
Anyone who has attended a trade show in Vegas would concur that time here, is not anybody’s friend. You need to juggle between showcasing your products, making valuable networks, traveling around and experiencing the top-notch entertainment available in this city. Trade shows in Vegas are quite a high octane and fast paced offering no room for laxity. Otherwise, it’s very easy to crumble under such intensity.
To avoid unnecessary pressure, attendees should read the conference materials in good time. This will familiarize you with the caliber of guests and participants attending, plus afford you an opportunity to secure some great deals normally highlighted therein, for early reservations.
Secondly, it is highly recommended that attendees jot down a daily schedule detailing the sessions to attend, booths to visit, leads and contacts to pursue. You should also plan your evenings accordingly depending on the day’s happenings. This could be a chance to dine with a business contact or share a drink with an industry captain that you bumped into at the convention.
Budgeting for your expenditure to the last coin is critical too. There are lots of competing temptations that will easily burn a hole in your pocket.
It’s also essential that guests bring with them the appropriate wardrobe and footwear collection. You don’t wish to cover miles of square feet in stilettos or walk around in a woolen blazer in the sweltering desert heat.