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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
11/05/2018 11/06/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Management and Control of Tribal Assets and Property 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 40
11/05/2018 11/07/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Robert's Rules of Order for the Tribal Recording Secretary 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 40
11/05/2018 11/11/2018 National Association of Managed Care Physicians - Fall Conference #46846 Caesars Palace 900
11/05/2018 11/09/2018 Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association - 2018 Convention/Expo Paris Las Vegas 1350
11/06/2018 11/08/2018 Elite Exhibitions Limited - Anti-Counterfeit and Currency Expo 2018 SLS Las Vegas 2000
11/06/2018 11/08/2018 International Association for Cold Storage Construction - Annual Conference & Expo - 2018 Caesars Palace 170
11/06/2018 11/08/2018 MIS Training Institute - AuditWorld Conference & Expo 2018 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 300
11/06/2018 11/08/2018 MIS Training Institute - SuperStrategies Conference & Expo 2018 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 300
11/06/2018 11/07/2018 National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) 2018 Conference & Expo Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 1500
11/06/2018 11/10/2018 SupplySide West Trade Show & Conference 2018 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 16000
11/06/2018 11/07/2018 Wedding MBA Convention 2018 Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 2500
11/07/2018 11/09/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal Audit Preparation Certification Program 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 30
11/07/2018 11/08/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal HR Management Summit 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 30
11/08/2018 11/09/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal Juvenile Justice 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 30
11/08/2018 11/11/2018 International Congress for Joint Reconstruction - 2018 7th Annual ICJR Shoulder Course The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 150
11/08/2018 11/10/2018 Special Olympics - Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 2018 Bally's Las Vegas 1000
11/09/2018 11/10/2018 VAPEXPO VEGAS Powered by SWCH 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 10000
11/10/2018 11/11/2018 West Coast Pipe Show - Annual West Coast Pipe Show 2018 Palace Station Hotel Casino 200
11/11/2018 11/14/2018 Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) - 2018 Annual Convention Caesars Palace 800
11/12/2018 11/14/2018 The Money Show - TradersEXPO Las Vegas 2018 Bally's Las Vegas 2500
11/12/2018 11/14/2018 The Restaurant Finance Monitor's 2018 Restaurant Finance & Development Conference Wynn Las Vegas 2500
11/13/2018 11/14/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Basic Bookkeeping: Federal Grants and Contracts Accounting for Tribes and Tribal Organizations 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 20
11/14/2018 11/17/2018 2018 DEMA Show - Diving Equipment & Marketing Association Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 10000
11/14/2018 11/16/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - The Essentials of Indian Law: Everything You Need to Know to Work in Indian Country 2018 Embassy Suites Las Vegas Airport 20
11/14/2018 11/16/2018 Lean Startup Co. LLC - 9th Annual Flagship Conference Downtown Grand Las Vegas 600
11/14/2018 11/16/2018 National Marijuana Business Conference 2018 - Anne Holland Ventures, Inc. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 25000
11/15/2018 11/17/2018 Mecum Collector Car Auctions 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 15000
11/16/2018 11/21/2018 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) - 2018 IFEBP Canadian Annual Conference The Mirage Hotel & Casino 1500
11/16/2018 11/17/2018 National Association of Immigration Consultants - 2018 National Convention of Immigration Consultants and Legal Documentation Preparers Flamingo Las Vegas 1000
12/02/2018 12/04/2018 Psychiatry Update 2018 - Solving Challenges, Improving Patient Care Encore at Wynn Las Vegas 100
12/03/2018 12/06/2018 International Council of Air Shows - 2018 Annual Convention Paris Las Vegas 1400