Fraternal Order of Police conference to return to Las Vegas
After what will be a 50-year absence, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Conference and Expo will make its way back to town, bringing with it an estimated economic impact of more than $16 million.
Through a partnership between the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA, which produces Las Vegas Newswire) and MGM Resorts International, the FOP events — last held here in 1973 — will return in 2023 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
“In Las Vegas, business travel is a driving force for overall visitation, boosting the economy and providing jobs for those who call Southern Nevada home,” said LVCVA CEO Steve Hill, when the announcement was made on Nov. 12. “The LVCVA closely partners with resorts and key stakeholders to continually bring new business to Las Vegas.”
The 2023 FOP Conference & Expo will draw approximately 10,000 additional visitors to Southern Nevada over the course of an entire week. The extended timeframe for a conference of this nature is expected to result in approximately 45,000 room-night bookings during midweek, when the destination historically experiences lower visitation.
“Las Vegas is one of the world’s premier business destinations, bringing billions of dollars into the area every year,” said Megan Archambeault, vice president of sales for MGM Grand. “The LVCVA continues to be a vital partner as MGM Resorts builds on and expands our work in meetings and conventions, and we look forward to continuing our work together to drive future growth.”