The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show has been held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., for the past five years. Exhibitors and attendees has better get used to the place, because the National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced that SHOT will remain there through at least 2020.
“We’re pleased with the multi-million dollar investment that the Sands Expo has made in order to meet SHOT Show’s needs,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “The 2014 SHOT Show was the highest rated by both attendees and exhibitors alike, and we want to continue to build on our success here in Las Vegas.”
This year’s SHOT Show was the largest ever, with more than 67,000 in attendance. The Sands Expo and Convention Center has more than 2 million square feet of event space, but even that is pushed to the limit by SHOT, the fifth-largest trade show in Las Vegas. The show generates more than $73 million for the Las Vegas economy and is the premier trade show for gun manufacturers and others in the firearms industry.
“As one of the largest events we host at Sands Expo, it has been exciting to watch SHOT Show grow every year,” said Ashlyn LaPorte, Sands Expo Executive Director of Event Management. “We are proud of the partnership that has developed between our venue and show management, and look forward to continuing this relationship through the rest of the decade.”
Earlier this year, the NSSF had announced that SHOT would remain at the Sands through 2017.