Snapshot of Las Vegas to provide insight into the region’s economic outlook

Southern Nevada’s economic outlook will be discussed in several presentations Tuesday at Preview Las Vegas, the Vegas Chamber’s largest annual forecasting and networking event.

The preview, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will take place at Allegiant Stadium for the first time. About 1,500 people are expected for this year’s event.

“I truly felt like it was a game of heaven to have the state’s premier business event in a world-class venue like Allegiant Stadium,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Vegas Chamber.

“There are a lot of business impacts, a lot of forces happening,” she said. “Knowledge is power, so these are things companies need to know about.”

Southern Nevada’s economy, tourism and hospitality, water resources, and the city’s emergence as a premier sporting event destination are the topics of the program, which is themed “Battle Reborn “. The event is also a trade show with exhibits from local businesses offering goods and services.

The preview will be longer than in previous years with presentations ending at 2:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to purchase food from stadium vendors.

Governor Steve Sisolak will open the speaker presentations with an address. Brian Gordon, a Las Vegas-based director of Applied Analysis, will follow with a presentation on the Southern Nevada economy, focusing on major trends impacting the jobs, housing and tourism markets. . It will also add ideas for the coming year.

A national perspective is planned with futurist Neil Howe, managing director of demography at Stamford, Connecticut, Hedgeye Risk Management and co-author of “The Fourth Turning.” He and Hedgeye co-founder and chairman Michael Blum will discuss concerns about pandemics, rising partisanship, financial bubbles and bankruptcies, and global instability.

After a lunch break, water experts Pat Mulroy, senior fellow in climate adaptation and environmental policy at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, and John Entsminger, chief executive of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, will talk about the Future of Water in Southern Nevada.

The program will conclude with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill sharing the stage with R&R Partners CEO Billy Vassiliadis in a presentation on the changing hospitality industry and the how Las Vegas is changing to attract millions of visitors to the area.

The premiere will be hosted by artist, businesswoman and Strip headliner Susan Anton.

Tickets are available for $95 for chamber members and $100 for non-members on the Vegas Chamber website. Tickets will cost an additional $10 on the day of the event.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a sponsor of Preview Las Vegas.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at [email protected] or 702-477-3893. To follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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