Convention Workers Get Ready for First Vegas Trade Show Since Start of Pandemic
Updated: May 26, 2021
Las Vegas's convention workforce looks to be going back to work soon. After a brutal year that saw work halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings and large gatherings are slowly returning to the convention hotspot.
The first impending large-scale trade show is World of Concrete set for early June.
“They’re eager to come back,” said Tommy Blitsch, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 631 in Las Vegas, “They’ve been really patient during this whole process. My biggest fear is that there won’t be enough work this year. I think all eyes will be on World of Concrete; it will let us know how the next show might go.”
Blitsch went on to stress how important a litmus test the convention would be, “If World of Concrete isn’t successful, it will be a slower crawl back to the top, and I don’t think Las Vegas can return to what it was pre-pandemic without a healthy and thriving trade show industry.”
The World of Concrete convention is scheduled for June 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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