(Macao, November 20, 2012) -For the first time since its 2007 opening, The Venetian® Macao's CotaiExpo™ has hosted a record one million visitors to its tradeshows and exhibitions within10 months. With six more MICE events still to come in 2012, this historic milestone serves to further elevate the status of the CotaiExpo as Macao's leading destination for MICE industry events.
"The Venetian Macao is thrilled at this accomplishment," says Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Venetian Macau Limited. "With more and more large-scale MICE events coming in to the Cotai Strip® and to Cotai Expo, we are making a global name for ourselves as a venue that can handle the largest and most high-end events all under one roof. From tradeshows and exhibitions, to meetings and conventions, we take care of our clients from check-in until check-out with an unbelievable team of professionals that can handle all aspects of any type of event, even on the scale of several thousand delegates."
The CotaiExpo is one of the largest exhibition centres in Asia and has hosted some of the region's biggest trade shows. Its expertise in the industry continues to drive business and leisure tourism to Macao. Notable events at CotaiExpo in 2012 have included MIF, MICEF, the Macau Education Fair, G2E Asia, the 5th Computer & Digital Product Expo, China Catering Expo, China International Auto Expo, and Ice World, as well as corporate and incentive groups of up to 10,000 delegates.
"I am extremely proud of the entire convention and exhibition team at The Venetian Macao," says Gene Capuano, Vice President of Convention & Exhibition Operations, Venetian Macau Limited. "We would not have been able to reach this milestone without their enthusiastic dedication and professionalism. With the meeting and convention facilities at Sands® Cotai Central across the street adding to the already robust facilities at CotaiExpo, our total MICE offering is unbeatable in Macao."
The 800,000-square-foot venue is one of the largest convention and exhibition halls in Asia, and is a key attraction of The Venetian Macao's award-winning integrated resort offering. The TTG China Travel Awards has named it Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel in Macau for the last five consecutive years. The hotel has been awarded a Macao Green Hotel Award - Gold Award by the Macao Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) and is a four-time recipient of the Best Hotel in Macau award by FinanceAsia Business Travel Poll Awards.
Photo caption: The Venetian Macao's CotaiExpo has hosted a record one million tradeshow and exhibition visitors so far in 2012, achieving the milestone for the first time since the integrated resort's opening in 2007.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.