As part of an extensive refresh, guests will find substantial changes to the Sands Expo at the 2013 SHOT Show. The project brings a fresh modern look for the facility, which opened in 1990. More than just a standard remodel, much of the space was extensively “re-envisioned” to facilitate better traffic flow, take advantage of new sound, lighting and data technology, and to provide access to a modern package of guest amenities, including a new business center, luggage storage, and cafe. In addition, the space flows more naturally into the Venetian Congress Center, allowing meetings to fill the 2.5-million-square-feet combined facility.
The remodel began in June, and Phase One will be complete by January. A second phase will be complete later in 2013, and will include a new porte cochere entry experience for the Expo. To work around existing trade shows, crews were scheduled for three shifts to ensure work was done quickly and efficiently.