The Sands Expo and Convention Center is a large convention center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility opened in 1990 across the street from the original Sands Hotel and was considered the second largest convention center in the world when it opened.
Sands Expo is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. It is frequently used for conventions booked at the adjoining Venetian and Palazzo hotels and casinos, which are owned by the same company. The venue also acts as overflow space for conventions that outgrow the Las Vegas Convention Center.
In 2008, an expansion was announced for the Sands Expo Center. The first part would add another story to the existing building and build a new two-million square foot facility. A long pedestrian bridge will also be constructed between the new and existing buildings.