Who doesn’t love the SEMA show? It’s a privilege to be able to attend year after year, not only for the incredible congregation of innovation leaders, but also for the workout. Personally, I did about 2 miles in 30 mins pulling a roller bag and carrying a large box between video shoots last year. And that was just the sprint portion of the event. The entire week is like one big Iditarod. At least for those of us representing multiple clients at the show. Imagine my excitement to learn that the SEMA show will soon have the opportunity to expand! (Actually it is pretty exciting.)
According to this article published on the SEMA.org website Feb 26, “Big news for Las Vegas: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors voted to approve a contract for the purchase of the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino’s 26-acre site as the cornerstone for its planned Las Vegas Global Business District. ” Read More… Vegas Convention Center to Purchase Riviera Casino for Expansion
Chris Kersting, SEMA’s CEO, told board members last week that SEMA endorses the expansion effort because it will enable the SEMA Show to grow.
Including public areas and service areas, the expansion and renovation increase the facility from its current total footprint of 3.2 million sq. ft. to nearly 5.7 million sq. ft. Once construction begins, the entire project is expected to take five to eight years to complete.