SHOT Show to Stay at Las Vegas Sands Through 2014
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation, owners of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, and Reed Exhibitions, producers of the SHOT Show, have reached an agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to present the SHOT Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center through 2014.
“SHOT Show attendees have made it clear to us that Las Vegas is their city of choice, and this agreement allows the National Shooting Sports Foundation to meet their expectations and to continue our great relationship with the city and the Las Vegas Sands Corp.,” said Steve Sanetti, president and CEO of NSSF, trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. “The Sands has responded to our requests for improvements to the venue that have been very favorably commented upon by exhibitors and attendees alike, and this was a key factor in our decision.”
The SHOT Show is one of the largest trade shows in North America, featuring 1,600 exhibitors covering 660,000 net square feet of product-display space. Exhibitors, buyers and media from more than 100 countries attend the show.
Reed Exhibitions has produced the SHOT Show for NSSF since 1979 and is the most prolific partner of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
“We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with the Las Vegas Sands Corp. The SHOT Show venue renewal is a measure of our confidence in their ability to continue enhancing the customer experience,” said Chet Burchett, president, Reed Exhibitions Americas.
SHOT Show is the largest event the Sands Expo has hosted, with the 2011 show attracting more than 57,000 industry professionals, including more than 2,000 members of the media.
“Our renewed agreement with the NSSF and Reed Exhibitions is a testament to the success that we’ve all enjoyed while working together. We’re excited about the opportunity to continue the relationship,” said Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s mission is “to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports” on behalf of a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011.
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 460 events in 36 countries. In 2010 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and are organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed organizes a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities. THE VENETIAN® and THE PALAZZO®, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, are among the company’s properties in the United States. Las Vegas Sands is committed to global sustainability through its SANDS Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations.