The SnowSports Industries America (SIA) show is leaving Las Vegas after 35 years in the city. The four-day SIA SnowSports Trade Show, which annually draws 20,000 ski and snow sport retailers and manufacturers, has signed an agreement to hold its convention in Denver for 10 years, beginning in January 2010. The estimated annual economic impact of the four-day show is $30 million.
On Aug. 22, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center board of directors voted to cancel the Phase IV expansion project, which had been on hold since fall 2005. The money formerly earmarked for the expansion will be spent on renovations upgrading the center’s furniture, lighting and technology, instead.
The $2 billion in business New Orleans estimates it lost between September 2005 and March 2006, when its convention center was closed, made 2006 a bittersweet year. But it’s not long-term demand the city is worried about.
New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was scheduled to host more than 40 conventions this fall, but in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s trail of destruction and mass flooding, the New Orleans CVB announced the suspension of all meeting and convention activity through March 31, 2006. The hurricane hit just before New Orleans’ peak […]