The 2024 EDS Leadership Summit is moving from the Mirage Resort to Resorts World Las Vegas.
The 2024 EDS Leadership Summit, initially set for May 13 – 17 at the Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, is relocating to Resorts World Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. The event will now take place Tuesday, May 21 through Friday, May 24 – one week later than originally planned.
The shift in venues for the annual industry gathering was necessitated by the change to the start of extensive renovations and expansion of the Mirage, which was recently acquired by Hard Rock International from MGM Resorts. Construction was originally scheduled for later in the year, but is now slated to begin in the first half of 2024.
Considered the premier event for the international electronic components industry, the EDS Leadership Summit – held at the Mirage since 2015 – spans four days and attracts top executives from the world’s leading manufacturing, distribution, and sales representative firms. The 2023 Summit saw participation from over 3,500 attendees.
“Our partnership with the Mirage over the past nine years has been tremendous,” said Ryan Riesterer, EDS Executive Vice President. “When Hard Rock management decided to advance their construction schedule, they worked with us proactively to find what we consider an absolutely outstanding venue for our event. It’s bittersweet to be leaving the Mirage so abruptly, but we are excited for this move to Resorts World and the opportunities it presents for EDS, our sponsors and our attendees.”
Opened in June 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas stands as the first newly completed resort on the Las Vegas Strip since the Cosmopolitan’s debut in 2010. It features a dramatic 66-story tower, housing 3,500 guest rooms across three unique hotel experiences, all managed by Hilton. Resorts World’s state-of-the-art convention facilities are particularly impressive, with over 250,000 square feet of flexible space and an expansive rooftop terrace with Strip views.
“Our sales and marketing team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition for our attendees and exhibitors,” said David Loftus, President and CEO of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). “Although the location is new, you can be sure the experience of EDS will remain unchanged.”
Walter E. Tobin, CEO of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) agreed. “The fact is, wherever EDS is held, when you have the leaders of major distributors, manufacturers and rep firms coming together in one place to talk about business, magic is going to happen.”
General registration for the 2024 EDS Summit is expected to begin in early February.