More than 175 hotel operators, event producers and sponsors gathered
at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. on Wednesday, July 8 for the Las Vegas Signature Event Showcase. The theme for the day was “Let’s Make A Deal.” This event provided an environment for our hotel partners, event producers, and sponsors to CONNECT and begin developing and growing relationships.
“If we are to maximize the events we secure, event producers and hotels need to work more closely together. The Showcase kicks off a more concerted effort to accomplish that.” - Pat Christenson, President, Las Vegas Events
The showcase kicked off with several guest speakers addressing the importance of special events, the growing number of neutral venues on the Strip, and how event producers and hotels can work together more efficiently. Speakers included: Rossi Ralenkotter – President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Mark Prows – SVP of Arenas, MGM Resorts International; Chris Baldizan – SVP of Entertainment, MGM Resorts International; Dana White – President, UFC and Pat Christenson – President, Las Vegas Events.
Several industry influencers gathered on stage for a panel discussion focusing on “How can event producers and hotel partners better work together.” Moderated by Pat Christenson, the panelists included: Rick Arpin, MGM Resorts; Rob Cornelius, USA Sevens Rugby; Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment; Chris Powell, Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Justin Weniger, Life is Beautiful; and Maurice Wooden,
Wynn Las Vegas.
Capping off the afternoon’s event, attendees had the opportunity to visit eight different breakout sessions where event and venue representatives were present with additional information on how hotel properties and sponsors can get connected. These eight breakout sessions included: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Life is Beautiful, USA Sevens Rugby, PBR, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, FELD Motor Sports, MGM Resorts festival venues and UFC.
Las Vegas has a vast variety of venues and event producers that host some of the most successful events around the globe. In order to find the right event and sponsorship to suit your needs, you need to stay connected. The Las Vegas Signature Event Showcase event was the start of connecting you to the right people. Connect2VegasEvents is
our initiative to keep that momentum going by giving you updates on what is going on in and around Las Vegas. LinkedIn and Facebook will keep us (event producer, hotel, sponsors, LVE) connected, educating you on new opportunities, trends in the industry and relevant stories.