The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) is North America’s largest expo in the fastener and fixing industry. In 2016, attendance at the NIFMSE increased by 18% from the previous year.
This year, the Fastener Expo is moving to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Some of the largest conventions and trade shows in the world come to Las Vegas and choose the LVCC. The center can handle the size and flow of traffic to shows at its location. LVCC can accommodate millions of square feet of floor space, outdoor exhibit space, meeting rooms, training rooms and plenty of parking. Its capabilities are why shows like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and MetalCon 2017 call it home.
Four miles from the McCarran International Airport, the LVCC is features 1.9 million square feet of prime exhibit space with 16 exhibit halls separable by removable walls, as well as more than 240,000 square feet of meeting space and 145 breakout rooms. To top it off, the LVCC is located within three miles of over 150,000 hotel rooms available to guests.
- Free wireless Internet access available in all common lobby areas.
- Cox Business – The exclusive full-service provider for all data, voice and video services at the LVCC.
- FedEx Office – Here you can access printing, faxing, scooter and wheelchair rental, and CD and DVD duplication in addition to other offers.
- American Express OPEN® Business Lounge – American Express OPEN®, the Official Small Business Card of the Las Vegas Convention Center has launched the American Express OPEN® Business Lounge near the main entrance to the LVCC. The lounge offers OPEN card members and new applicants a quiet oasis to recharge and do business with amenities including comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, laptops, printers, coffee, tea, and light snacks
Location, Location, Location
If you find yourself missing being in middle of the action, you’ll be happy to know the venue is within walking distance of the Las Vegas strip!
The Las Vegas Convention Center is located on Paradise Road, one block east of Las Vegas Boulevard. Last fall, Nevada State lawmakers approved a bill during a special legislative session paving the way for development of the Las Vegas Convention Center District. This $1.4 billion project will add 600,000 square feet of new meeting space. That expansion will bring the Las Vegas Convention Center right up to Las Vegas Boulevard, occupying the former Riviera Hotel & Casino site.
Food & Beverage at the LVCC
The LVCC is continually investing in its food and beverage offerings and in the past year brought hospitality partner Centerplate on as its provider for all catering, food and beverage, and vending services. The LVCC offers a variety of dining options throughout its facilities, including Lucky’s Restaurant in the Central Hall, Aces Restaurant in the South Hall, quick serve options by local favorites Honey Salt and Roy’s, as well as Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Sbarro, Starbucks and Steampunk Joe.
Additionally, the 3150 Lounge located just off the Central Hall features beer, wine, mixed drinks and nonalcoholic drinks in a lounge setting with TVs and recharging stations. This is a great destination for private event receptions.
Over the next several years, the Las Vegas Convention Center will undergo an expansion and renovation project, and additional dining options, lounges, and amenities like digital vending machines will be introduced.
Food & Beverage Near the LVCC
While the convention center offers an array of dining options, Las Vegas is filled with great food, including options near the convention center.Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, several options are available on the north end of the Strip, and home to a variety of restaurants. You can visit VisitLasVegas.com for great suggestions. Below are some options conveniently nearby:
- Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
- The Venetian Las Vegas
- The Palazzo
- Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino
- Treasure Island
- The Mirage
- Fashion Show Las Vegas (mall)
Las Vegas is called the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for good reason. Since its “Rat Pack” days, the destination has been associated with entertainers and shows such as Cirque du Soleil spectaculars, world-renowned concert headliners and Broadway-caliber productions.
Maria Phelan, the Communications Manager for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, had the following to say about the LVCC:
“Going forward, we’re extremely excited about the upcoming expansion and renovation project, which will add 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, new meeting rooms and other amenities, as well as renovating the entire existing property. The project will continue to cement Las Vegas as North America’s premier business destination, allowing shows to grow in both square footage and attendance. The development of the state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate more than 13,800 construction jobs and support 7,800 full-time permanent jobs.
In 2016, Southern Nevada welcomed a record-breaking 6.3 million delegates to nearly 22,00 meetings, conventions and trade shows in the destination. The Las Vegas Convention Center was home to 53 annual conventions (not including public-invited special events), welcoming 1.4 million annual delegates, which had a local economic impact of $2.7 billion, and supported approximately 18,400 jobs.”
To learn more about the LVCC, click on the image below to access the brochure.
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Thank you to Ms. Phelan, for her time to answer our questions and assist us with putting together this comprehensive informational guide for your experience at the LVCC during NIFMSE and while you’re in as Vegas this October.
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