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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
Start Date End Date Convention Venue Attendees
08/12/2019 08/14/2019 Agenda Show Summer 2019 (Co-located MAGIC) The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 0
08/08/2019 08/17/2019 American Poolplayers Association, Inc. - The World's Largest Pool Tournament 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 15000
08/10/2019 08/13/2019 Off-Price Specialist Show - Fall 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 11500
08/12/2019 08/14/2019 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 4000
08/15/2019 08/16/2019 Entrepreneurs Organization - Western Regional Alignment Conference 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 45
08/17/2019 08/19/2019 International Baccalaureate Organization - NA Regional Workshop 2019 Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa 325
08/18/2019 08/20/2019 MD Publishing - OR Today Surgical Conference Live! Palms Casino Resort 150
08/19/2019 08/21/2019 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 2000
08/19/2019 08/22/2019 SuperZoo West 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 20000
08/21/2019 08/24/2019 United States Jiu Jitsu Federation, Inc. - Evexia Fit Fest 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 7100
08/22/2019 08/25/2019 NQAPIA 2019 Leadership Summit Hampton Inn Tropicana 135
09/03/2019 09/06/2019 Interdrone - The International Drone Conference & Exposition 2019 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 3500
09/03/2019 09/07/2019 Pain Week 2019 (PW '19) The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 1800
09/05/2019 09/07/2019 Mobile Tech Expo West 2019 South Point Hotel Casino & Spa 3500
09/05/2019 09/08/2019 National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) - 2019 Biennial Conference Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 450
09/08/2019 09/11/2019 International Baking Industry Expo 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 23000
09/08/2019 09/10/2019 Pro-Seminars National Advisors Conference 2019 Tuscany Suites & Casino 250
09/08/2019 09/10/2019 TRAVCON - The Travelers Conference 2019 Bally's Las Vegas 1200
09/09/2019 09/12/2019 Northwest Anesthesia Seminars - 2019 Topics in Emergency Medicine Palms Casino Resort 125
09/09/2019 09/12/2019 PVX Plus Technologies DireXions 2019 Luxor Hotel and Casino 60
09/10/2019 09/12/2019 IMEX America 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 12500
09/11/2019 09/13/2019 International Spa Association - ISPA Conference & Expo 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 2500
09/13/2019 09/14/2019 2019 Mr. Olympia Orleans Hotel and Casino 45000
09/14/2019 09/17/2019 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) - Convention and Trade Show 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 5500
09/17/2019 09/19/2019 International Fastener Expo 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 5500
09/18/2019 09/21/2019 International Vision Expo West 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 12500
09/18/2019 09/20/2019 The Experience Convention & Trade Show 2019 Paris Las Vegas 2800
09/20/2019 09/21/2019 Educational Symposia - 2019 Computed Tomography National Symposium Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 125
09/23/2019 09/25/2019 Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (PMMI) - 2019 Pack Expo Las Vegas Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 45000
09/23/2019 09/25/2019 SMASH 2019 - Senior Care Sales & Marketing Summit Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa 400
09/27/2019 09/28/2019 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Hot Topics & MR Imaging 2019 Harrah's Las Vegas 50
09/27/2019 09/29/2019 National Nurses In Business Association - Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference Flamingo Las Vegas 375
09/29/2019 10/03/2019 Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) 2019 Fall Conference Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 4500