August 16, 2017, Las Vegas, NV,
The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA®) is proud to announce that MACNA® 2018 will be held in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7 – 9, 2018, at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center just off the world famous Las Vegas strip.
MACNA® 2018 is proudly sponsored by: Triton, Central Aquatics, Neptune Systems, Innovative Marine, Two Little Fishies, LiveAquaria.com, Rod’s Foods, Fritz Aquatics, Chemipure, Eshoppes, Sicce, Reef Hobbyist Magazine, CORAL Magazine, and many more!
MACNA® is the marine aquarium industry’s longest-running and most renowned trade show, boasting three full days of networking, education, and exchange with over 170 exhibitors and thousands of attendees in some of the country’s most iconic destinations annually.
From lectures by the industry’s leading conservationists, authors, and scientists, to a backstage glimpse at the most innovative corals, livestock, and cutting-edge products the industry has to offer, MACNA® is a can’t-miss event.
Starting in 2018, MACNA® will be planned, executed, and managed by MASNA®, marking not only the 30th anniversary of the show but also a brand new chapter in its distinguished history. Local marine aquarium societies will continue to benefit from MACNA, assisting with on the ground logistics and on-site volunteers who will remain a vital part in ensuring the continued success of MACNA.
MASNA® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and beyond that strives to provide leadership to the marine aquarium industry through education, research, and the promotion of sustainable propagation and captive breeding efforts.
MASNA® is proud to provide management of MACNA® once again and in line with MASNA® values will ensure consistency, and quality through continued funding and market-driven innovation. MACNA® is a registered trademark of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA®). For more information on MASNA®, please visit www.masna.org.
For more information on MACNA® 2018, please visit www.macna.org.
The MASNA® Board of Directors
Pass and T-shirt sales start on Thursday, August 24, 2017
THE VENUE – WESTGATE RESORT + CONFERENCE CENTER
The newly remodeled Westgate Resort and Conference Center provides over 3,000 rooms in its 30-story facility. This off-strip location provides free parking for attendees as well as easy access to the Las Vegas Strip from the attached Monorail station. As one would expect, the hotel has its own casino, it boasts the largest Sports Book in Vegas and provides a selection of on-site restaurants. Several of these locations will provide discounts to exhibitors and attendees during our stay.
The show will be held in the newly remodeled Paradise Event Center. This 70,000 square-foot pillarless space boasts 24 foot ceilings, LED lighting and a fully carpeted show floor. The attached Pavilion, offers an additional 40,000 square feet of flexible space for speaker rooms, workshop areas and relaxation zones, and the adjacent 35,000 square-foot ballroom is the perfect space for our Saturday MACNA® banquet.
SEE YOU IN LAS VEGAS! September 7-9, 2018