According to a Press Release from the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) and the Sands Expo have come to an agreement that SHOT Show will remain at the Sands until the year 2027.
That’s another 8 years of SHOT Show at Sands Expo from now.
The author is probably the worst person to ask, as I’ve only visited Las Vegas and SHOT Show once, so I have not a lot to compare with. Overall I think it was a well organized event.
However I can say that I think there is room for improvement. SHOT is a large show, but I found it extremely difficult to find the booths of the companies I wanted to visit, and there’s a lot of walking.
It would probably be better if they had optics in one place, knifes in another area and rifles in another. No app on your Smartphone is going to help with the current problems.
IWA in Germany is also a large exhibition, but it’s easier to find your way around and be more focused.
Below: the Magpul stand at SHOT Show 2018.
LAS VEGAS — On the heels of the recent and extremely successful 2018 SHOT Show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Sands Expo have announced a two-year extension of their current agreement, which will keep the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo through 2027.
“Las Vegas and the Sands Expo have been strong venues for the SHOT Show for nine consecutive years and are counted among the reasons for the show’s success,” said Chris Dolnack, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of NSSF, owner of the show. “With this two-year extension, we look forward to bringing SHOT Show — the city’s fifth largest trade show — back to these venues for years to come.”
Chris Meyer, Vice President of Sales at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), said, “Las Vegas is experiencing record growth when it comes to business travel, and the trade show industry is a critical component to the destination’s continued success. We value the relationships we’ve built with our industry partners and look forward to continuing our work with the National Shooting Sports Foundation in the years ahead.”
Chandra Allison, Senior Vice President of Sales for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo, said, “We are pleased to have maintained a long-term relationship with the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Trade shows like theirs are an important part of our business and the Las Vegas economy overall as they bring business travelers who stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and provide jobs for our community.”
The 2018 SHOT Show attracted more than 60,000 attendees and more than 2,000 companies during its January 23-26 run. The show is open to trade professionals only and not to the general public.
The new agreement caps a big year for SHOT Show, which marked its 40th anniversary overall, 20th year in Las Vegas and ninth straight year at the Sands Expo.
According to LVCVA, the overall economic impact of the 2018 SHOT Show to Las Vegas was $127.2 million, bringing the cumulative economic impact of the show to the city to $1.1 billion.
SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world.
Side kick. If you liked the 2nd Amendment Corvette above here’s a short video of it.
What do you think of the SHOT show at Sands Expo? Perfectly happy or what improvements would you ask for? Or would you rather see SHOT at another city or venue? Where?