Las Vegas Sands Corp. Expands Its "Green" Meetings Program

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Expands Its "Green" Meetings Program 
Leading Integrated Resort Developer Drives Innovation in "Green"
Convention and Meetings Industry 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/13 --  Las Vegas Sands Corp.
(NYSE: LVS), the world's premier developer and operator of integrated
resort destinations, continues to set the industry standard in
developing sustainable business practices with a significant
expansion of its custom Sands ECO360 Meetings program. New offerings
include "Green Meeting Concierges" to guide the entire sustainable
meeting planning process, "Sands ECO360 Event Impact Statement" -- a
report to track a meeting's sustainability performance, and the
option to add community engagement events to the meeting experience.  
The Sands ECO360 Meetings program was created specifically to help
Las Vegas Sands' meeting and convention customers fully leverage the
company's award-winning investment in sustainable building and
business practices. Meeting organizers interested in hosting a
"green" event now have the option of working with one of Sands' Green
Meeting Concierges, trained and dedicated professionals who will
seamlessly integrate Sands' standard sustainability practices into
meeting events for the minimum environmental impact. Sands' Green
Meeting Concierges also use the new Sands ECO360 Event Planning Tool
to work closely with clients to customize their programs, often
innovating and implementing new practices to help them meet
individual sustainability goals.  
Another new option is the "Sands ECO360 Event Impact Statement,"
which clients can request for their event. The report details
performance against a myriad of sustainability metrics, including a
carbon footprint calculation, utility consumption, recycling and
waste diversion, sustainable food and community benefit. 
"Our clients have a growing interest in conducting business in an
environmentally responsible way, and they are asking us for more
solutions to help them minimize impact on natural resources," said
John Mims, senior vice president of worldwide sales and resort
marketing at Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The Sands ECO360 Meetings program
continues to provide Sands' best-in-class environmental practices,
but we are now delivering more customization to meet our clients'
individual goals." 
Launched in September 2011, the Sands ECO360 Meetings program is part
of Sands' overall sustainability program, the Sands Eco 360 Global
Sustainable program, introduced in March 2010. The program integrates
Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s best practices, technologies and
methodologies in the area of sustainability across all properties.
Sands ECO360 Meetings program comprises three key focus areas:
high-performance facility, standard sustainable meeting practices and
green meeting options. Many of Sands' facilities have received
third-party environmental certifications, providing a foundation for
a successful green meetings program. Further, all meeting clients
benefit from Sands' standard sustainable meeting practices, which are
fully integrated into operations and include resource conservation
procedures (e.g. equipment and lighting shut down in unoccupied
spaces), paper reduction programs, waste diversion, indoor air
quality management, and responsible purchasing. The customizable
program offers additional options to clients, including serving
sustainable food and using sustainable decorations, the ECO360 Event
Impact Statement and community volunteering programs. The Sands
ECO360 Meetings program has been implemented in Las Vegas Sands'
global properties in the United States, Singapore and Macao, and the
meeting customers will receive consistent services worldwide.  
"Sustainable practices are an unquestioned business trend, yet they
represent great complexity for many organizations," said Michael
Luehrs, president of the Green Meeting Industry Council and a
sustainable business advisor for MeetGreen. "The team behind the
Sands ECO360 Meetings program is an exemplary example of leadership
from which the hotel and meetings industry can directly benefit.
Innovative, creative, persistent and inspired, the comprehensive and
easy-to-use tools and resources they have developed save event
planners valuable time and energy. Their clear commitment to customer
service is evident in their exuberance and an on-going investment in
staff training that has resulted in a deep expertise that is
virtually unparalleled in the hospitality sector." 
 Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune
500 company and the leading global developer of destination
properties (Integrated Resorts) that feature premium accommodations,
world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition
facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.  
THE VENETIAN(R) and THE PALAZZO(R), Five-Diamond luxury resorts on
the Las Vegas Strip, and SANDS(R) Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania
are the company's properties in the United States.  
MARINA BAY SANDS(R) is the company's iconic Integrated Resort in
Singapore's downtown Marina Bay district.  
Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company
owns a portfolio of properties on Macao's COTAI STRIP(R), including
THE VENETIAN(R) Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Sands Cotai
Central, a 13.7 million square foot 6,400-room Integrated Resort. The
company also owns the SANDS(R) Macao on the Macao Peninsula.  
Las Vegas Sands is committed to global sustainability through its
SANDS ECO360 program and is an active community partner through its
various charitable organizations.  
Ron Reese
(702) 414-3607 
Ciara Matthews
(792) 414-4765 
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