LAS VEGAS CONVENTIONS

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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.lvcva            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
  Conventions and Trade Shows Start Date End Date Attendees Venues
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association - 2019 Convention/Expo 11/11/2019 11/15/2019 1350 Caesars Palace
Tableau Software, Inc. - Conference 2019 11/12/2019 11/15/2019 20000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
NXT Events Media Group LLC - Growing Innovations 11/13/2019 11/14/2019 1500 Las Vegas Convention Center
International Congress for Joint Reconstruction - 8th Annual ICJRR Shoulder Course 11/14/2019 11/16/2019 150 ARIA Resort & Casino
Edison Electric Institute - EEI/AGA Taxation Committee Meeting 11/17/2019 11/20/2019 115 Vdara Hotel & Spa
The Live Experience Show 2019 11/17/2019 11/20/2019 1200 MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Xlive Annual Conference & Expo 11/17/2019 11/20/2019 1200 MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Live Design International 2019 11/18/2019 11/24/2019 14000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Autodesk, Inc. - University (AU) 2019 11/19/2019 11/21/2019 12000 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
ISSA Show North America 2019 11/19/2019 11/21/2019 17000 Las Vegas Convention Center
SnowJam Ski & Snowboard Show 2019 11/23/2019 11/24/2019 5000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Amazon Web Services - re:Invent 2019 12/2/2019 12/6/2019 65000 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
IAEE Expo! Expo! 2019 12/3/2019 12/5/2019 2500 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Expo & Annual Meeting 2019 12/4/2019 12/5/2019 4500 Las Vegas Convention Center
The Irrigation Association - 2019 Irrigation Show & Education Conference 12/4/2019 12/5/2019 5000 Las Vegas Convention Center
American Academy Of Clinical Psychiatrists - Psychiatry Update 2019 12/8/2019 12/10/2019 100 Wynn Las Vegas
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition 2019 12/8/2019 12/12/2019 20000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Park MGM Las Vegas, The Signature at MGM Grand, Vdara Hotel & Spa
Marijuana Business Daily - MJBizCon 2019 12/11/2019 12/13/2019 35000 Las Vegas Convention Center
OSET, Inc. - OSET, Inc. - Orthopaedic Summit 2019 - Evolving Techniques Meeting 12/11/2019 12/14/2019 800 Bellagio
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - 27th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging 12/13/2019 12/15/2019 1000 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) - CES 2020 1/7/2020 1/10/2020 180000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Promotional Products Association International - PPAI Expo 2020 1/12/2020 1/16/2020 22500 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
CME Science - Breast Imaging A-Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts 2020 1/16/2020 1/18/2020 47 Wynn Las Vegas
International Builders Show 2020 1/21/2020 1/23/2020 68000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2020 1/21/2020 1/23/2020 33000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) - 2020 1/21/2020 1/24/2020 61000 Sands Expo & Convention Center
Adult Entertainment Expo - AVN Adult Expo 2020 1/22/2020 1/25/2020 25000 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas Market - Winter 2020 1/26/2020 1/30/2020 50000 World Market Center
International Surface Event 2020 1/27/2020 1/30/2020 25000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
Off-Price Specialist Show - Spring 2020 2/2/2020 2/5/2020 11500 Sands Expo & Convention Center
Annual Resident Engineer Conference 2/3/2020 2/6/2020 80 Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
World of Concrete 2020 2/4/2020 2/7/2020 60000 Las Vegas Convention Center
MAGIC Marketplace Spring 2020 2/5/2020 2/7/2020 78000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
USA CBD Expo 2020 2/13/2020 2/15/2020 5000 Las Vegas Convention Center
National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Winter National Convention 2020 2/15/2020 2/17/2020 30000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Vacuum Dealers Trade Association 2020 2/16/2020 2/18/2020 2600 Las Vegas Convention Center
Western Veterinary Annual 2020 Conference 2/16/2020 2/19/2020 15000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
International Limousine Charter & Tour Show 2020 2/17/2020 2/20/2020 3000 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
The Electronic Payments Association - Nacha's Payments Innovation Alliance Meeting 2/19/2020 2/21/2020 200 Park MGM Las Vegas
WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photographers Conference Expo 2020 2/23/2020 2/27/2020 10000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
Firehouse World Conference & Expo 2020 2/24/2020 2/27/2020 4500 Las Vegas Convention Center
CHAMPS Trade Show Spring Gage Enterprises 2/25/2020 2/28/2020 5000 Las Vegas Convention Center
White Label World Expo 2020 2/26/2020 2/27/2020 6000 Las Vegas Convention Center
ATA International - ATA Spring National Tournament 2020 2/28/2020 2/29/2020 3500 Las Vegas Convention Center
American Frozen Food Institute AFFI-Con 2020 2/28/2020 3/3/2020 1000 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Medtrade Spring Conference & Expo 2020 3/3/2020 3/5/2020 2500 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
Catersource 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show 3/9/2020 3/12/2020 4200 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
Channel Partners - Conference & Expo 2020 3/9/2020 3/12/2020 6000 Sands Expo & Convention Center
The Special Event 2020 co-located with Catersource 3/9/2020 3/12/2020 3800 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 3/10/2020 3/14/2020 129000 Las Vegas Convention Center
International Security Conference - ISC West 2020 3/17/2020 3/20/2020 29000 Sands Expo & Convention Center
ASD Market Week Winter 2020 3/22/2020 3/25/2020 46000 Las Vegas Convention Center
15th Annual World Game Protection Conference (WGPC) 3/23/2020 3/26/2020 700 Tropicana Las Vegas
Exhibitor Live 2020 3/29/2020 4/2/2020 5000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) - CinemaCon 2020 3/30/2020 4/2/2020 5000 Caesars Palace
US Department of Energy - (EM SSAB) Biannual National Chairs' Meeting – Spring 2020 3/30/2020 4/2/2020 45 Golden Nugget
Adobe Systems Inc. - Summit 2020 3/31/2020 4/2/2020 10000 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
International Pizza Expo - 2020 3/31/2020 4/2/2020 12000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Nightclub and Bar Show 2020 3/31/2020 4/1/2020 39000 Las Vegas Convention Center
Digital Signage Expo 2020 4/1/2020 4/2/2020 6000 Las Vegas Convention Center
International Wireless Communications Expo 2020 4/1/2020 4/2/2020 12000 Las Vegas Convention Center
5D Events - International Symposium of Quantum Consciousness 4/3/2020 4/5/2020 80 Alexis Park All Suites Resort
Collaborate 2020 4/19/2020 4/24/2020 6000 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
NCBFAA Annual Conference 2020 4/19/2020 4/22/2020 500 Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
National Association of Broadcasters 2020 4/19/2020 4/22/2020 103000 Las Vegas Convention Center
American Poolplayers Association, Inc. - 2020 National Singles Championships 4/21/2020 4/26/2020 1000 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) - Convention and Expo 2020 4/25/2020 4/30/2020 3500 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino
The Cooperator Expo Las Vegas 4/29/2020 4/29/2020 5000 Las Vegas Convention Center