IMEX America still taking place organisers confirm

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IMEX America is set to take place next week as planned despite the Mandalay Bay hotel shooting, organisers have confirmed.

More than 50 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after a shooting at a country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay casino and hotel in Las Vegas.

Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO, confirmed that the IMEX America was set to take place as scheduled on October 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Bauer said: “We are shocked and saddened at the events that have taken place in Las Vegas recently, but IMEX America will certainly still be taking place.

“This is obviously an evolving situation and we will be speaking with the team in Las Vegas as soon as we are able later today.

“Both IMEX America and the Sands have very strong security in place, with both visible and plain clothes security teams in the venue and at the tradeshow. Over the coming days we will be working closely with the Sands, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas authorities to assess any additional security measures that are needed at this time. We will take their full advice in ensuring the best possible security and safety of our guests.

“We will give further information as it becomes available.”

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