Tag: Las Vegas Convention Center

Robotic Pizza Maker Invades CES

Picnic CEO Clayton Wood at the robotic pizza maker concession stand that has been introduced for CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (Courtesy Centerplate) Centerplate brings Picnic’s creation to tech show with eye on convention center business Attendees of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show are getting a slice of technology with their F&B this year as Centerplate introduces a robotic pizza maker to the convention floor. After a successful test in Seattle at T-Mobile Park, the world’s first artificial intelligence-powered food assembly system made its debut at the popular showcase for trendy technology at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday and will remain onsite throughout the four-day event, ending Friday. Centerplate has been providing hospitality at the convention center since Jan. 2017. They took over just days before the CES event that year. “CES is the largest retail show the convention center hosts, and we’re expecting over […]

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Conventional Wisdom

The Las Vegas Convention Center is getting a $1.5 billion expansion and renovation. (Courtesy Tvsdesign) Convention centers, designers innovate to meet growing expectations Can trendy features equal better design? That’s the multibillion-dollar question for the burgeoning business of creating and running convention centers.  Cities across the country and from all market sizes are building, expanding and renovating their public meeting halls, no matter whether you call it catching the zeitgeist or going upmarket to attract more events and attendees. “The convergence of convention center and hospitality design” is how the movement is described by Rob Svedberg, a principal with Tvsdesign. “There are a lot of things people talk about as trends I consider best practices. If you’re in a building that’s in desperate need of help, it feels like a trend because it’s something you don’t have.” Svedberg explained the need for a hospitality focus with flexible, open spaces bathed in […]

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