When the NAB Show and the co-located Radio Show arrive in Las Vegas this fall, the city will welcome conventioneers to the newly-constructed 1.4 million square-foot West Hall of the Convention Center.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) built the new space at a cost of $989 million, which complements the existing 3.2 million-square-foot Convention Center campus, CNN reports. The West Hall is located on the grounds of the former Riviera and Landmark hotels and boasts 328,000 square feet of column-free space.
The NAB says so far, over 600 companies, representing more than 31 countries, have reserved their space on the show floor for the conventions. Major brands that will have presence at the co-located events include AT&T; Adobe Systems; Amazon Web Services; Audio-Technica U.S.; Blackmagic Design; Comrex; Dolby Laboratories; Grass Valley; Ikegami; Limelight Networks; Nautel; Panasonic; Planar; Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power; Ross Video; Sony Electronics; Telestream; Verizon Business and Verizon Media; Vizrt; Wheatstone Corporation; and WideOrbit.
Show attendees can connect to the new West Hall via the Convention Center Loop, a new underground tunnel system designed and built by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The pedestrian shuttle will transport attendees from one facility to another in two one-way tunnels 14 feet underground. The shuttle consists of all-electric Tesla vehicles that run at 35mph. The Convention Center Loop will eventually connect the convention center with Las Vegas Strip resorts and the airport.
The NAB has just opened the nomination window for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards. Station and on-air personality nominations may be submitted for the 23 awards through May 31. Entry rules and qualifications can be viewed HERE. Winners will be recognized during a special event at the Radio Show.