Leading International Tradeshow Organizers Unite with The Venetian Macao

Oct 25, 2005, 01:00 ET from Las Vegas Sands Corp.

    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp.
 (NYSE:   LVS) today released an impressive list of tradeshow organizers who have
 indicated they plan to use the company's convention and exhibition facilities
 at The Venetian in Macao, Special Administrative Region of the People's
 Republic of China.  In the property's first year of operation these organizers
 alone are expected to host over 20 tradeshows -- attracting an estimated
 5,000-20,000 people per show and representing industries such as police and
 security, jewelry, hospitality, leather goods, real estate, automotive parts
 and accessories, high-end consumer goods, luxury boats, and investment forums.
     "This is a prestigious group of organizers and it speaks volumes for the
 future of our meetings and convention business in Macao," said Sheldon G.
 Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The
 fact we have achieved this level of commitment in such a short period of time
 illustrates the drawing power of the Cotai Strip(TM) and signals the beginning
 of Macao's transformation into "Asia's Las Vegas"(TM) and its emergence as a
 leading convention and exhibition destination in Asia."
     Through their Asia-Pacific divisions, the key organizers already planning
 shows and finalizing dates for The Venetian Macao include; China Council for
 the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)/ China International Exhibition
 Center Group Corporation from Beijing; Koelnmesse and Messe Frankfurt from
 Germany; VNU Expositions Asia from the Netherlands; Australasian Gaming
 Machine Manufacturers Association from Australia; Reed Exhibitions Worldwide;
 CMP Asia headquartered in Hong Kong; and China Promotion, Coastal
 International Exhibition and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. from Hong Kong.
     The Venetian Macao will feature a 1.2 million square foot convention and
 meeting facility.  Las Vegas Sands Corp. also recently unveiled plans for a
 multi-million dollar leisure and convention destination resort on Hengqin
 Island in Zhuhai, China.  The proposed Hengqin Island resort, located less
 than one mile from The Venetian Macao, is expected to include more than
 200,000 square feet of first-rate convention facilities, as well as
 first-class hotels and villas, a marina and yacht club, golf courses, tennis,
 and fishing.
     "The excitement and entertainment of "Asia's Las Vegas" on the Cotai Strip
 combined with the leisure and recreation amenities that will be available on
 Hengqin Island will completely change the landscape of the tradeshow industry
 in the region," said Adelson.  "We are offering an entirely new set of options
 for tradeshow organizers in Asia and the reaction has been beyond our original
 expectations."
     "This early commitment from the tradeshow organizers shows how thrilled
 the industry within the Asia Pacific Region is with the concept of a fully
 integrated resort and the promise it brings for the success of their shows."
 said Wolfram N. Diener, vice president of convention and exhibition of
 Venetian Macao Ltd.
     The Cotai Strip is a master planned development of resort casino
 properties on Cotai, an area of reclaimed land between the islands of Taipa
 and Coloane in Macao.  The $1.8 billion Venetian Macao will occupy 10.5
 million square feet of space and serve as the anchor of the Cotai Strip.  The
 luxury resort will feature 3,000 suites, a 1.2 million square foot meeting and
 exhibition facility, a 2,000 seat showroom, 850,000 square feet of retail mall
 space, and a 15,000 seat arena.
 
     Statements in this press release which are not historical facts are
 "forward looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor
 Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other
 factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in
 actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but
 are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures,
 government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future
 terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by
 Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     ABOUT LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP.
     Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, resort and exhibition/convention
 company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company owns The Venetian
 Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, where it hosts
 exhibitions and conventions, in Las Vegas and the Sands Macao in the People's
 Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macao. The company is also
 developing additional casino hotel resort properties, including The Palazzo
 Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas and The Venetian Macao Casino Resort in
 Macao.
 
     Contact:
     Investment Community:  Scott Henry, Chief Financial Officer,
     (702) 733-5502
     Media:  Ron Reese, Executive Director of Communications, (702) 414-3607
 
 

SOURCE Las Vegas Sands Corp.
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp.
 (NYSE:   LVS) today released an impressive list of tradeshow organizers who have
 indicated they plan to use the company's convention and exhibition facilities
 at The Venetian in Macao, Special Administrative Region of the People's
 Republic of China.  In the property's first year of operation these organizers
 alone are expected to host over 20 tradeshows -- attracting an estimated
 5,000-20,000 people per show and representing industries such as police and
 security, jewelry, hospitality, leather goods, real estate, automotive parts
 and accessories, high-end consumer goods, luxury boats, and investment forums.
     "This is a prestigious group of organizers and it speaks volumes for the
 future of our meetings and convention business in Macao," said Sheldon G.
 Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The
 fact we have achieved this level of commitment in such a short period of time
 illustrates the drawing power of the Cotai Strip(TM) and signals the beginning
 of Macao's transformation into "Asia's Las Vegas"(TM) and its emergence as a
 leading convention and exhibition destination in Asia."
     Through their Asia-Pacific divisions, the key organizers already planning
 shows and finalizing dates for The Venetian Macao include; China Council for
 the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)/ China International Exhibition
 Center Group Corporation from Beijing; Koelnmesse and Messe Frankfurt from
 Germany; VNU Expositions Asia from the Netherlands; Australasian Gaming
 Machine Manufacturers Association from Australia; Reed Exhibitions Worldwide;
 CMP Asia headquartered in Hong Kong; and China Promotion, Coastal
 International Exhibition and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. from Hong Kong.
     The Venetian Macao will feature a 1.2 million square foot convention and
 meeting facility.  Las Vegas Sands Corp. also recently unveiled plans for a
 multi-million dollar leisure and convention destination resort on Hengqin
 Island in Zhuhai, China.  The proposed Hengqin Island resort, located less
 than one mile from The Venetian Macao, is expected to include more than
 200,000 square feet of first-rate convention facilities, as well as
 first-class hotels and villas, a marina and yacht club, golf courses, tennis,
 and fishing.
     "The excitement and entertainment of "Asia's Las Vegas" on the Cotai Strip
 combined with the leisure and recreation amenities that will be available on
 Hengqin Island will completely change the landscape of the tradeshow industry
 in the region," said Adelson.  "We are offering an entirely new set of options
 for tradeshow organizers in Asia and the reaction has been beyond our original
 expectations."
     "This early commitment from the tradeshow organizers shows how thrilled
 the industry within the Asia Pacific Region is with the concept of a fully
 integrated resort and the promise it brings for the success of their shows."
 said Wolfram N. Diener, vice president of convention and exhibition of
 Venetian Macao Ltd.
     The Cotai Strip is a master planned development of resort casino
 properties on Cotai, an area of reclaimed land between the islands of Taipa
 and Coloane in Macao.  The $1.8 billion Venetian Macao will occupy 10.5
 million square feet of space and serve as the anchor of the Cotai Strip.  The
 luxury resort will feature 3,000 suites, a 1.2 million square foot meeting and
 exhibition facility, a 2,000 seat showroom, 850,000 square feet of retail mall
 space, and a 15,000 seat arena.
 
     Statements in this press release which are not historical facts are
 "forward looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor
 Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other
 factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in
 actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but
 are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures,
 government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future
 terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by
 Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     ABOUT LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP.
     Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, resort and exhibition/convention
 company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company owns The Venetian
 Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, where it hosts
 exhibitions and conventions, in Las Vegas and the Sands Macao in the People's
 Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macao. The company is also
 developing additional casino hotel resort properties, including The Palazzo
 Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas and The Venetian Macao Casino Resort in
 Macao.
 
     Contact:
     Investment Community:  Scott Henry, Chief Financial Officer,
     (702) 733-5502
     Media:  Ron Reese, Executive Director of Communications, (702) 414-3607
 
 SOURCE  Las Vegas Sands Corp.