MEET Las Vegas is officially open! The Grand Opening celebration was held on March 16, 2010 with the ribbon cutting ceremonies being led by the CEO of MEET, Dan Maddux. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Fafie Moore from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce joined Dan on stage on the outdoor pavilion, one of downtown Las Vegas’ only outdoor event venues, for the ceremonial cutting.
Following the ribbon cutting, the doors to MEET opened for guests to experience the venue. An aerialist, suspended from a moon, greeted visitors as they arrived. The over five hundred invited guests made their way into the event through the only facility- owned fog screen in Las Vegas. Once through the fog displaying the projected elements of the evening, the guests were greeted to a venue which revealed a unique experiential design complete with color changing lighting that captured the mood of the various environmental sounds coming through the sound system. In addition, the venue used lighting to express various emotions on chains rigged from the ceiling with select images projected onto and through the chains. The main event area was sprinkled with Lounge22 seating arrangements for many to MEET and GREET each other.
The second floor was designed as a Latin lounge. Orange and red furniture provided guests a place to sit and network. The walls were lit up in reds and purples with silhouettes of palm trees sliding up them. Drum Jungle provided the evening’s entertainment – a mix of a Latin DJ, dancers, and a live musical performance.
The third floor opened to reveal its high tech multimedia executive training facilities. Guests were greeted as they exited off the elevator and directed to the multimedia training centers where the halls were lined with original paintings from artists from Opportunity Village.
As the guests left with their gift bags from MEET, the evening view of MEET was enhanced by the color changing lighting that reflected various color schemes onto the building.
MEET would like to thank everyone that made it out to the grand opening and all of our partners that made it such a huge success. Special thanks to Freeman, Dazian, Ethos, Lounge 22, Champagne Creative Group, Bacardi USA, Absolute Amusements, Open Window Productions, Ice Occasions, Elite Catering, and DiVine Event Productions for their generous support of MEET.
The event received substantial media coverage, including a lengthy spot on the Channel 8 evening news, an article in the Las Vegas Sun with an extensive photo gallery and a full page article with images on Meetingsnet.com. Thus far, more than a dozen media outlets have covered the grand opening!