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