SHELDON ADELSONSheldon G. Adelson,President, Las Vegas Sands Corp.Sheldon G. Adelson is Chairman of the Board of Directors In 1995, Adelson sold COMDEX for more than €657 million.and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVSC, headquartered in That same year he demolished the Sands Hotel & Casino toNevada, owns and runs the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, build the Venetian for €1,140 million.the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, the Sands Expo, LasVegas Convention Center and the Sands Casino Resort In 1999, he opened the doors of the Venetian, completelyBethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania. The company also owns changing the perception of Las Vegas and offering visitors anand runs the Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel-Casino, and the impressive collection of services and experiences such asSands Macao in the Peoples Republic of China. It also owns worldwide recognized restaurants, first level entertainment,the LVS Four Seasons Hotel in Macao and the Marina Bay shopping center, spa, gym and much more; he virtuallySands Resort in Singapore. created a city within the touristic complex.Sheldon Adelson is one of the most important businessmen In May 2004, Las Vegas Sands Corp. opened the Sandsin the world, widely recognized for fostering the Macao, located on the Southeastern coast of China. Thetransformation of the city of Las Vegas from being a Sands Macao was the first casino run by the United States indestination for gambling to become a model of international the region and it laid the groundwork for the next phase ofbusiness and leisure destination. Macao’s development. In 2007 the Venetian Macao opened its doors to the public, beginning Macao’s transformation intoHis professional career of more than six decades has a business and leisure center.included the creation and development of more than 50companies, including the COMDEX fair that he developed for Under his leadership, the company opened the Marina Baythe computer industry. Under his direction, COMDEX Sands in Singapore in 2010. This Integrated Resort followsbecame the largest commercial fair with presence in several the business and leisure model that has become the hallmarkcountries. of LVSC and that guides its future projects.In 1989, Adelson purchased the Sands Hotel & Casino in LasVegas and, later, he built the Sands Expo and ConventionCenter, the only private property that runs the ConventionCenter in the United States.