While most of us who attend the NAB Show are focused on 2023 right now, exhibitors have already begun choosing their 2024 booth space. And some notable changes are in store.
The North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be closed during the 2024 convention as part of a two-year, $620 million renovation project at the LVCC.
NAB show planners will add exhibit space in the South Upper and South Lower halls for their “Create” pillar next year, Radio World has learned.
The West Hall next year will continue to house the Connect, Capitalize and Intelligent Content pillars. And with many radio exhibitors and sessions now concentrated in the West Hall, these changes shouldn’t affect too many radio attendees.
But the overall renovation project is likely to have an impact on traffic flow. And it’ll just be plain interesting.
According to coverage by the Las Vegas Review Journal last fall, the LVCC renovation ultimately will involve North, Central and South halls. Also, the facade of the Convention Center will be updated to reflect the architectural look of the $1 billion West Hall that opened in 2021.
The newspaper wrote that planned changes include refurbishing the North Hall and its meeting rooms, construction in the main lobby and a new climate-controlled walkway between the North Hall concourse and the west side of the South Hall.
The Central Hall will be closed in turn in 2025.
As of last fall, the entire project was to be completed by the end of 2025. Radio World has reached out to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to request an updated timetable and will post it here if we hear back.
The 2024 NAB Show dates are April 14–17.