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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
08/30/2018 09/11/2018 Pain Week 2018 (PW '18) The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 1800
09/04/2018 09/07/2018 Northwest Anesthesia Seminars - Anesthesia Update September 2018 Palms Casino Resort 160
09/05/2018 09/07/2018 Interdrone - The International Drone Conference & Exposition 2018 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 4000
09/05/2018 09/07/2018 The Experience Convention & Tradeshow 2018 The Mirage Hotel & Casino 2500
09/06/2018 09/08/2018 AAA Annual Convention 2018 MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 500
09/06/2018 09/09/2018 Pole Expo 2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 400
09/07/2018 09/10/2018 Live & Invest Overseas Conference Excalibur Hotel and Casino 400
09/08/2018 09/09/2018 Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas Annual Conference South Point Hotel Casino & Spa 1400
09/09/2018 09/11/2018 TRAVCON - The Travelers Conference Bally's Las Vegas 1200
09/11/2018 09/16/2018 National Legal Malpractice Conference 2018 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas 300
09/12/2018 09/14/2018 National Retail Federation - Shop.org Annual Summit 2018 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 8500
09/14/2018 09/15/2018 2018 Mr. Olympia Orleans Hotel and Casino 45000
09/17/2018 09/21/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/17/2018 09/21/2018 The Executive Leadership Council - 2018 Leadership Development Week West Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 100
09/18/2018 09/19/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Electronic Records Management for Tribal Organizations 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/18/2018 09/21/2018 National Government Services Inc. - Home Health and Hospice Medicare Summit Orleans Hotel and Casino 300
09/19/2018 09/21/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Tribal Financial Oversight Certification Program 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/20/2018 09/21/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Medical Billing and Medical Records Management for Tribal Health and Social Service Organizations 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/24/2018 09/27/2018 ASIS International 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 21000
09/24/2018 09/26/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Professional Excellence III for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Job Tools 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/25/2018 09/26/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Basic Budgeting for the Tribal Organization 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/25/2018 09/28/2018 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show - 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 6000
09/27/2018 09/28/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Advanced Tribal Economic Development 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/27/2018 09/28/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - Managing the Federally Funded Construction Project Under Grants, Contracts and Self-Determination Awards 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/27/2018 09/28/2018 Falmouth Institute, Inc. - The Tribal Administrative Professional as Office Manager 2018 Tropicana Las Vegas 30
09/27/2018 09/29/2018 International Vision Expo West 2018 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 23000
09/27/2018 09/30/2018 National School Boards Association - 2018 CUBE Annual Conference Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 180
10/01/2018 10/03/2018 Diversified Business Communications - Commercial UAV Expo & Conference 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 500
10/01/2018 10/03/2018 Valuation Expo 2018 Flamingo Las Vegas 600
10/02/2018 10/03/2018 InsureTech Connect 2018 MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 6000
10/02/2018 10/04/2018 International Airport GSE Expo 2018 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 1200
10/04/2018 10/06/2018 Agnes & Dora Convention 2018 Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 800