World Market Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Led, planned, and directed all facilities engineering, maintenance, tenant renovation, security, shipping and receiving, marketing, leasing, housekeeping, tradeshow and convention center operations for the largest integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade show complex in the U.S. The 42nd largest convention center, World Market Center is the site of two 5-day trade shows that draw over 120,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors annually. Had P&L responsibility for this $1.1 billion, 57-acre, mixed-use campus that encompasses six state-of-the-art facilities totaling 5.35 million square feet. The campus includes a 350,000 square foot convention center, 1,000 showrooms, multiple entertainment venues, two restaurants, 30 food kiosks, luxury hospitality suites, a private VIP club, three hi-tech media centers and a 520,000 square foot design center, which is open year round. The Wall Street Journal and leading trade publications lauded the debut of World Market Center as “a global event that would revolutionize the industry.” World Market Center won the trade show industry’s top honors – the 2006 “Best New Show” and “Top 5 Hot Start-Ups” awards.