Some Helpful Tips For A Conference In Las Vegas
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada, is internationally renowned for its casino resorts, fine dining restaurants, and shopping centers; and it truly is the entertainment capital of the world. However, it isn't only fun that this city offers. A close proximity to the McCarran International Airport; over 140,000 rooms; and about 10,000,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; make it a great city for business conferences too.
With the amount of entertainment avenues that the city offers, it is only obvious the kind of attendance that one can expect at Las Vegas conferences. A higher rate of attendance implies a better bottom line; making Las Vegas the ideal destination for any business to hold its conference.
Planning a conference is however not a child's play. It requires much thought and planning to make your event a success. And with the long list of things that need to be planned to precision; and the city offering a plethora of options under most of them; the task only gets more daunting. Following are a few things that can hopefully help you better plan a conference, in the city of Las Vegas.
First of all, it is best to plan ahead. No amount of time is too much, or is even enough, to plan a conference. Moreover with Las Vegas being such a major tourist destination, the earlier you plan, the better your chances are of finding a venue/accommodation of your preference.
Deciding on a budget for the event, as well as working on the list of people to be invited for the conference, need to be decided next and with much care; as they will be the main deciding factors in your choice of hotel (for accommodation) and venue (for holding conference), as well as the date of the conference.
When it comes to choosing a hotel, Las Vegas offers you a wide range of options; ranging from extremely pocket-friendly to the extremely luxurious ones. It would be best to research and make comparisons to choose the most suitable option. The factors that you can take into account may include the facilities offered, location and accommodation capacity. Same follows for the conference venue selection as well. Many of them offer good corporate packages too, and there is also room for negotiation. So, your negotiating skills can come in quite handy.
Along with the hotel and venue, it is important that the vendors (decorator, transportation, equipment etc) and the dining venues (or caterer) be booked much in advance too. Moreover, the booking of all should be taken in writing and be confirmed again, a couple of weeks before the date.
A conference in Las Vegas cannot be complete without some entertainment. An adventurous activity, like hiking or a fun game of golf, could do wonders for your conference.
Finally, the whole point of the conference lies in it being attended. Though for Las Vegas, the name itself is a magnet, a bit of promotion, such as invitations with a splash of Vegas, and its attractions, can promise you a great turn out.