|RNC 2014 Winter Meeting - Interested
Cities: Las Vegas
|Jan. 23, 2014 - Instead of
holding a reception, the Host Committee hosted two lounges where RNC
members and guests could obtain refreshments, snacks and WiFi access
and talk with leaders of the Las Vegas effort. Mike Slanker,
partner and founder of November Inc., explained that the lounges
allowed the Las Vegas team to be around for the whole time of the
meeting. (Indeed one of the lounges happened to be located
directly opposite the first meeting of the Site Selection
Committee). "Everyone knows Las Vegas knows how to throw a
party," Slanker said. Las Vegas is making a very strong
case. "No on can match our logistics," said Slanker, emphasizing
that Las Vegas' ability to host all delegates and events within a
one-mile radius "allows for an incredible delegate experience."
When convention business finishes at 8:00 or 8:30 p.m. delegates could
quickly find their way to dinner and a show. Further Slanker
the Las Vegas Convention Center can be configured so "every delegate
and alternate [is] on the floor." Slanker said Las Vegas has "the
strongest case up and down from financing to logisitics." "We do
this all the time," he concluded.
|Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki is chairing the Nevada Host Committee.|
|One of the lounges seen
reflected in ceiling mirrors.
|The gift box included a fleece, a T-shirt, a hat, a mocked-up credential, a portfolio, a lanyard, a pin and literature.|
|Literature included a general
brochure, a brochure on entertainment, a brochure on dining, a series
of post cards with facts, and a card from Gov. Brian Sandoval:
"Las Vegas has so much to offer. Hotels and spas. Golf and hiking. Restaurants and world-class shows. We've thought of everything. All we need now is you.
"Hope to see you in 2016."