AWG helps Univision ring in the new year at Caesars Palace / by Devon Padgett

5....4....3.....2.....1.......HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Last weekend, an estimated 330,000 revelers packed the Strip to ring in the new year immersed in fireworks that were exploding all around them. This year, Univision trusted AWG Destination Management to handle the site selection and logistics for their first ever west-coast broadcast from the strip. 

Back in October, AWG contacted a number of strip hotels to gauge interest in this broadcast seen live from the US, Mexico, and Central America by over 8 million people. After an extensive review process, the front of Caesars Palace was selected by Univision due to it's central location and excellent view of the fireworks. AWG was then engaged to handle ground transportation, bathrooms, food, lodging, talent procurement and security of the site from setup to strike. 

"Because the strip closes at 3pm on New Years Eve, everything becomes a lot more complicated in terms of moving in and around the strip," explained Kellie Hanley, President of AWG DMC. "Because our organization handles logistics for so many other large events like EDC and NASCAR, we were able to create a project plan which anticipated potential bottlenecks and create work arounds for the production crew to ensure a seamless and worry-free broadcast of the festivities". 

"It was amazing working with your team at AWG," declared Tony Miro, Sr. Director of Programming Administration for Univision. "Thanks for all your help!"

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