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Shoe Show to Expand to New Venue in 2003
"February WSA Show Will Include Mandalay Bay Resort"
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (June 2002) -- On the heels of a successful August market where an additional 200,000 square feet was utilized for exhibitor space, The WSA Show has announced plans for further expansion at another new facility. The largest footwear show in the U.S., WSA will add exhibit space at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to its current venue at The Sands Expo for February 2003. . continue


WSA will be one of the first major trade shows to occupy approximately 735,000 square feet of new exhibit space currently under construction, adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Resort. The facility is located at the south end of the Las Vegas strip.

WSA currently has a contract for exhibit space at the Sands Expo through August 2005. Its upcoming February 8 -11, 2003, trade market will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Sands Expo and the Venetian Hotel. Dates for additional space at Mandalay Bay have been tentatively booked from August 2003 through 2010.

The move, according to Chris Aiken, executive director of WSA, will allow the non-profit organization the potential to expand the amount of exhibit space for future shows, due to the configuration of the new facility. "We're very excited by the opportunities that Mandalay Bay offers," he said.

Other benefits of moving the show to Mandalay Bay include: easier move-in and move out procedures due to better designed freight landing, and proximity to a range of hotels and the Las Vegas airport.

Dates for upcoming WSA Shows at the Sands Expo include held February 8-11, 2003; and July 31-August 3, 2003.

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