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NAB 2003 to combine show into one location

Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Broadcasters has announced that it will no longer use two separate convention centers for its spring convention, and instead will merge the sessions and exhibits into the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) for NAB2003, April 5 - 10.

Research done by the NAB shows that over two-thirds of attendees would prefer to have all events located in one facility. The addition of the new South Hall's 918,000 gross square feet of exhibit space at the LVCC will allow for the sessions and exhibits previously held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center to move to the LVCC. The exhibit areas moving to the LVCC are Satellite, Internet and TV/Video/Film in addition to the Digital Video Production Workshop, Digital Cinema and multimedia sessions.

"Bringing all exhibits and sessions into one facility will help bring into focus the unique mix of converging electronic media that are the trademark of the NAB Show, with the innovation and excitement of the multimedia exhibits married tightly to the quality and breadth of the broadcast-related exhibits." said NAB Senior Vice President, Conventions & Exposition, Chris Brown. "Now, more than ever, attendees and exhibitors will find themselves in the thick of things, making NAB2003 an even better networking tool and opportunity to catch the latest technology in broadcasting and multimedia."

NAB expects the combination of the two facilities to not only add convenience, but value to the convention. Attendees who once had to spend time standing in bus lines can now spend that time on the exhibit floor or in sessions.

The Las Vegas Hilton, accessible by a pedestrian skybridge from the LVCC, will still be the location of the keynotes, luncheons, special events and the RTNDA exhibits and sessions.

NAB2003 takes place April 5 - 10 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 7). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media. Complete NAB2003 details are available at

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at

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