SHOT Show adds year to contract

After a successful 2014 event, organizers of SHOT Show have decided to commit further to Las Vegas.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has extended its relationship with Sands Expo and Convention Center through 2018, adding a year to its existing contract.

The 2014 SHOT Show, which ran Jan. 14-17, attracted more than 67,000 in attendance, an all-time high, and was the fifth consecutive SHOT held at Sands Expo.

“Sands Expo has spent millions of dollars evolving the venue in order to meet SHOT Show’s needs and to make our attendees feel welcome,” said Chris Dolnack, the foundation’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

“We’ve been pleased with the improvements, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to build on our success here in Las Vegas.”

Sands Expo and Convention Center recently completed a $37 million renovation that included redesigning and remodeling the lobby and adding escalators, new carpeting, Wi-Fi hot spots, food outlets, digital signage and other amenities.

The SHOT Show generates more than $73 million for the Las Vegas Valley economy.