What You Need to Know to Plan an Event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center was built by the Mandalay Resort Group to complement its existing Mandalay Bay Resort. Along with the Las Vegas, NV event venue, the resort features two dozen restaurants, concert venues, the Spa Mandalay, and an 11-acre beach. After undergoing renovation and expansion projects between 2014 and 2016, this expansive venue covers over 2.1 million square feet, with 861,000 square feet of exhibition space and half a dozen ballrooms. It’s now the fifth-largest convention space in North America.

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center hosts over 500 events every year, with big industry shows such as SuperZOO Expo, ASD Market Week, and SupplySide West all scheduled for the latter half of 2023. The venue is currently undergoing a remodeling project that is slated for completion in 2025.

Location and Contact Information

The Mandalay Convention Center is located on S Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas.

Street Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas 89119

Web Contact: https://mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com/en/meetings-groups/contact-us-rfp.html

General Inquiries: groupleads@mandalaybay.com

Phone Inquiries: 877-632-7900

Exhibitor Services: 855-408-1349

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Booking Information

As with all large venues, it’s best to book well before your event to be sure you can secure the space you want. Start the process at least 18 months before your event is scheduled.

Submit an RFP: https://mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com/en/meetings-groups/request-proposal.html

Rooms and Spaces

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center offers plenty of options, with five ballrooms and dozens of meeting rooms. Each ballroom’s floor plan can be reconfigured into smaller meeting rooms for virtually limitless options.

Click here for a comprehensive Mandalay Bay Convention Center floorplan, including meeting room sizes and dimensions.

Michelob ULTRA Arena

  • State-of-the-art indoor arena
  • 30,000-square-foot open event surface plus 33,800-square-foot concourse
  • Seats 6,000 to 12,000 people

North Convention Center

  • Shoreline Exhibit Hall of
    • 181,000 square feet
  • Islander Ballroom
    • 31,536 square feet
    • Seats 3,351 theater-style/1,870 banquet-style/2,123 reception-style
  • South Pacific Ballroom
    • 44,496 square feet
    • Seats 4,728 theater-style/2,640 banquet-style/2,994 reception-style
  • 15 additional meeting rooms

South Convention Center Level 1

  • Bayside exhibition halls A through F
    • A total of 861,231 square feet of exhibition space
    • Individual halls ranging from 48,000 to 177,000 square feet each
  • Bayside foyer and pre-function spaces totaling over 90,000 square feet
  • Seascape Ballroom at Shark Reef
    • 2,000 square feet space seats up to 80 banquet-style
    • Views of the Shark Reef aquarium, featuring thousands of marine animals and over a dozen different shark species

South Convention Center Level 2

  • Shoreline Exhibit Hall
    • 181,000 square feet
  • Mandalay Bay Ballroom
    • 95,388 square feet
    • Seats 9,408 theater-style/4,200 banquet-style/6,667 reception-style
  • Oceanside Ballroom
    • 69,000 square feet
    • Seats 6,792 theater-style/3,540 banquet-style/4,648 reception-style
  • 37 additional meeting rooms with dozens of configuration options

South Convention Center Level 3

  • Five executive boardrooms with a capacity of 18 to 20 each
  • South Seas Ballroom
    • 48,327 square feet
    • Seats 5,115 theater-style/2,858 banquet-style/3,240 reception-style
  • 22 additional meeting rooms with dozens of configuration options

Event Types at Mandalay Bay

With its expansive ballrooms and exhibit halls, this Las Vegas convention center is perfect for large conventions, conferences, and trade shows. Smaller events are equally at home, thanks to the versatility of the venue’s ballrooms and many meeting rooms.

Exclusive and Preferred Vendors and Services

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center offers exclusive providers for the following services:

  • Food and Beverage: Provided exclusively by Mandalay Bay
  • Technical Services: Including internet, telecommunications, electrical, plumbing, all provided exclusively by Mandalay Bay
  • A/V Services: Preferred provider is Encore Event Technologies
  • Security:
    • Meeting planners who wish to use a different provider must choose from an approved vendor list.
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Amenities

The Las Vegas event venue has a full-service FedEx Office Business Center located in the South Convention Center.

Nearby Accommodations

The city of Las Vegas boasts over 150,000 hotel beds, and plenty of them are within walking distance of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel itself has over 4,300 rooms, and the nearby MGM Grand has nearly 7,000 hotel rooms.

Hotels near the Mandalay Bay Convention Center include:

  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand®
  • Delano Las Vegas
  • Nirvana Hotel
  • Hotel Galaxy
  • Staybridge Suites® Las Vegas
  • Residence Inn® Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Hampton Inn Tropicana

Accessibility

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center complies with ADA regulations to provide all required permanent accommodations. Any temporary accommodations needed for a specific event are the responsibility of the event planner. The Las Vegas venue will work with event planners to help them fulfill any temporary accommodations that are needed.

ADA-compliant service animals, including guide animals and signal animals, are always welcome at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Transportation and Parking

Parking: Mandalay Bay Convention Center parking is available near the venue, with both self-parking and valet parking options. Limited complimentary parking is available, but most parking has a fee. There are designated disabled parking spots near the venue.

Bus lines: Mandalay Bay Convention Center has excellent public transit access by bus, as both the RTC Deuce and SDX bus lines stop in front of the venue.

Tram: Mandalay Bay connects via tram to the Luxor® and Excalibur hotels.

Monorail: The Las Vegas Monorail travels between the MGM Grand at the south end of the strip and the SAHARA Las Vegas in the north. While the monorail doesn’t stop at the Mandalay, the MGM Resorts stop is only a couple blocks from the Excalibur hotel. Visitors can take a tram from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur, then head for MGM if they want to explore the Las Vegas strip via monorail.

Public Safety and Security

EMT Services: Mandalay Bay Convention Center does not have on-site EMT services. Some events may be required to contract EMT services, including:

  • Trade shows in exhibit halls or carpeted meeting rooms
  • Events held in the parking lot
  • Concerts, special events, and large meal functions
  • Any event with 5,000 people or more

Security Services: The venue maintains 24-hour security services throughout. If any additional security services are required for an event, they must be supplied by the venue’s preferred security vendor or by another approved service provider.

Las Vegas is one of the top cities for corporate events, meetings, and conferences, and there’s a reason: The energy is irresistible. If you’re ready to plan events in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, contact ProGlobalEvents. We have the experience to help you plan a memorable gathering.

Ivan Fujihara

Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

Matt Rulis

Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler

President

Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

Jack Connolly

Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.

 

Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.

 

In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

Jody Tatro

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.

Paul Miller

Chief Marketing Officer

Having served in a number of executive roles for companies in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, Paul has a client-side perspective of the corporate events industry. He has a broad set of experiences working for startups as well as global firms such as Applied Materials. At ProGlobalEvents, Paul helps the company to reach clients through traditional and digital marketing programs. With an extensive background in the High Tech sector, he’s also involved with technology strategy both internally and for clients. Paul is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the Stanford Engineering Design School and Claremont McKenna College. In his spare time he is a also a principal member of the non-profit Gratitude Network which mentors award winning social entrepreneurs.