Michael Goldsmith is the vice president of international marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). He oversees the LVCVA's global sales, marketing and brand public relations efforts for 13 international offices representing Las Vegas on five continents. He is also responsible for directing the efforts of the LVCVA’s leisure sales team. Mr. Goldsmith has more than 25 years of experience in various areas of the travel and hospitality industry
For those of us who live and work in Southern Nevada, travel means business. Nearly 40 million people traveled to Las Vegas in 2013 spending money on accommodations, entertainment, dining, retail and transportation, a total of $45 billion in economic impact. Those visitors, and the money they spend, are essential in sustaining and creating local jobs. Tourism remains our economic leader and the number one opportunity for growth which means the more visitors to Las Vegas, the more the local economy can grow. A healthy tourism economy is essential in creating a strong foundation for the entire Las Vegas business community, and we are seeing positive signs of continued recovery and steady growth. Mr. Goldsmith will discuss how the LVCVA promotes Las Vegas to the world as well as introduce our new $2.5 billion project, the Las Vegas Global Business District.