More than 500 people attended Tuesday’s #VegasStrong press conference. IMEX chairman Ray Bloom was joined on stage by Jim Murren, chairman and C.E.O. of MGM Resorts International; Roger Dow, president and C.E.O. of the U.S. Travel Association; Rossi Ralenkotter, president and C.E.O. of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; and David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Global Events.
The group discussed the importance of hospitality and tourism in the wake of the city’s mass shooting on October 1, emphasizing that, as Murren said, “People here have a job because of you. Meetings and conventions are the backbone of this city. Without them everything else falls away.”
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