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            More than one in 10 visitors to Las Vegas now comes here for a convention. From small meetings to January's massive Consumer Electronics Show, these gatherings are big business.

            That's why the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is attempting to finalize a plan to spend $2.3 billion to build a new convention center on the site of the old Riviera Hotel & Casino. If the deal goes through, the project will bring even more space to the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. The Riviera site is a block north of Wynn Las Vegas and across from the new Resorts World Las Vegas.

             Not only are these plans an indication of how much Las Vegas has moved toward non-gaming sources of revenue, the convention center would further pull visitors toward the north end of The Strip. Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian is already a major draw for the Strip.

The Strip is changing

           There's really only one constant in Las Vegas and that's change. Today, the Strip is changing into an entertainment and business destination that's less focused on gambling and more focused on entertainment events and extravagance, from hotel rooms to restaurants.

           These three projects are evidence of those broad trends, and we'll soon see a whole new Strip -- until Las Vegas' next big reinvention.

           The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has been named the best Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) by Successful Meetings Magazine after receiving the publication’s 2016 Pinnacle Award. This announcement marks the 24th time the LVCVA has been recognized for this honor.

           Las Vegas holds the honor of being the No. 1 tradeshow destination in North America for 21 years running for hosting 60 of the largest 250 trade shows. Las Vegas hosts nearly 6 million business delegates and nearly 22,000 individual meetings and conventions annually. In an effort to highlight the variety of events that take place in the destination, Las Vegas created the “Unconventional” video series.

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            According to Successful Meetings, the LVCVA was named one of the best CVBs in the country for having “excelled in professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.” Successful Meetings readers made selections based on professionalism of staff, support on hotel and site inspections, assistance with ground transportation planning, guidance on local attractions and liaison relationships with local vendors and services.

Upcoming Events
Start Date End Date Convention Venue Attendees
01/08/2019 01/11/2019 Consumer Technology Association (CTA) - CES 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 180000
01/11/2019 01/14/2019 Empire Medical Training - January 2019 Training Seminar The Platinum Hotel 100
01/13/2019 01/17/2019 Promotional Products Association International - PPAI Expo 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 22500
01/14/2019 01/16/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Professional Excellence III for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Job Tools 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/15/2019 01/18/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal Office Manager Certification Program 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/16/2019 01/18/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Planning and Managing Construction Projects in Indian Country 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/17/2019 01/18/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - The Medical Administrative Assistant: Professional Excellence for Tribal Medical Receptionists, Clerks and Administrative Assistants 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/17/2019 01/18/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal Constitutions, Bylaws and Ordinances: Developing and Rewriting Your Documents 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/22/2019 01/25/2019 International Surface Event 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 25000
01/22/2019 01/25/2019 Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) - 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 61000
01/22/2019 01/24/2019 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 4000
01/22/2019 01/25/2019 World of Concrete 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 60000
01/23/2019 01/24/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Background Investigations and Vendor Licensing for the Tribal Gaming Operation 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/23/2019 01/24/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Gaming Law for Tribal Government Officials, Gaming Professionals and Commissioners 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/23/2019 01/25/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Robert's Rules of Order 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/24/2019 01/25/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Indian Country's Employment Law Update 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/27/2019 01/31/2019 Las Vegas Market - Winter 2019 World Market Center 50000
01/28/2019 01/29/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Payroll Tax Management for Tribal Organizations 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
01/28/2019 01/31/2019 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) - 2019 The Mirage Hotel & Casino 1800
01/30/2019 01/31/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Applying OMB's Grant Compliance Requirements: Navigating the Super Circular's Compliance Supplement 2019 Hampton Inn Tropicana 20
02/03/2019 02/06/2019 Off-Price Specialist Show - Spring 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 11500
02/06/2019 02/12/2019 American Bar Association - 2019 Annual Mid-Year Conference Caesars Palace 4000
02/07/2019 02/09/2019 CME Science - Atlas & Som: Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Imaging 2019 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas 44
02/07/2019 02/09/2019 El Paso Bar Association - CLE 2019 Caesars Palace 55
02/07/2019 02/09/2019 NASPA Foundation - 2019 NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 325
02/07/2019 02/10/2019 Southern Nevada Association Of Pride, Inc. - Capi Conference 2019 Alexis Park All Suites Resort 100
02/08/2019 02/11/2019 Empire Medical Training - February 2019 Training Seminar The Platinum Hotel 100
02/09/2019 02/17/2019 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine - 2019 Annual Convention Caesars Palace 1600
02/10/2019 02/13/2019 Instructional Technology Council (ITC) - ITC 2019 eLearning Conference Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 350
02/11/2019 02/15/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program 2019 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
02/12/2019 02/14/2019 American Pyrotechnics Association - Winter Educational Conference 2019 Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa 150
02/12/2019 02/13/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Roles and Responsibilities of Tribal Board and Council Members 2019 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
02/12/2019 02/13/2019 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - The Fundamentals of Grant Writing for Tribal Organizations 2019 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
02/12/2019 02/13/2019 Tobacco Plus Expo 2019 SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino 4000