The Las Vegas Convention Center’s $980.3 million expansion project isn’t done yet, but it’s already paying dividends to the city’s trade show business.
The National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday announced that its annual International Builders Show will stage 13 consecutive expos in Las Vegas, from 2027 to 2039, bringing an expected $1.26 billion economic impact to Southern Nevada.
“For us, this is a no-brainer,” association CEO Jerry Howard told the board at its monthly meeting. “You have the greatest convention facility in the world, which you’re making it even better in the greatest convention city in the world. Why wouldn’t we want to come here permanently?”
The International Builders Show has been one of the big events that rotate between the East and West coasts. Howard said West Coast builders love to attend shows in Las Vegas, but are reluctant to go to Orlando, Florida, the favored East Coast convention site. Meanwhile, East Coast builders are happy to fly to Las Vegas for the event.
The next Las Vegas show is scheduled Jan. 21-23. It will rotate to Orlando in 2021 and 2022 before returning to Las Vegas in 2023 and 2024.