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Will people return to packed convention centers?
Jun 8, 2021

Will people return to packed convention centers?

We'll start getting answers to that question this week from Las Vegas, where the World of Concrete trade show for the construction industry is kicking off. Las Vegas did $11 billion in trade show and convention business back in 2019. Also, the annual price tag on a newly approved drug to treat Alzheimer's is about $56,000, even as there are lingering questions about the drug’s effectiveness in slowing the progression of disease. And, an update on a proposed law in China seen as a response to U.S. sanctions.

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Las Vegas is back to hosting major business conferences. Will attendees return?

The World of Concrete trade show is underway at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In 2019, conventions and trade shows generated more than $11 billion for Las Vegas. Do businesses still think conventions and trade shows are worth their efforts? Marketplace’s Matt Levin reports from Las Vegas.

Music from the episode

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer