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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
10/10/2019 10/13/2019 2019 AANP Fall Conference Bally's Las Vegas 300
10/06/2019 10/12/2019 American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) - Annual National Institute Meeting 2019 Caesars Palace 300
10/12/2019 10/18/2019 American Staffing Association - Staffing World 2019 Annual Meeting MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 1600
10/11/2019 10/13/2019 Browncoat Ball 2019 Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall 200
10/06/2019 10/12/2019 Las Vegas Pride 2019 Plaza Hotel & Casino 8000
10/10/2019 10/12/2019 Mecum Collector Car Auctions 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 15000
10/14/2019 10/16/2019 Wedding MBA Convention 2019 Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 5500
10/15/2019 10/19/2019 SupplySide West Trade Show & Conference 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 16000
10/20/2019 10/26/2019 Design-Build Conference and Expo 2019 Caesars Palace 1600
10/21/2019 10/24/2019 International Foundation for Telemetering Annual Convention 2019 Bally's Las Vegas 800
10/22/2019 10/24/2019 National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) - 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention Wynn Las Vegas 25000
10/23/2019 10/25/2019 ABC Kids Expo 2019 Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 4000
10/25/2019 10/31/2019 Association of International Certified Public Accountants - AICPA Auto Dealers 2019 Caesars Palace 380
10/25/2019 10/29/2019 Empire Medical Training - October 2019 Training Seminar The Platinum Hotel 100
10/27/2019 10/30/2019 Model Agreements & Guidelines International - Clinical Research Conference 2019W Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 600
10/28/2019 10/30/2019 Bobit Business Media - Fleet Safety Conference 2019 M Resort Spa & Casino 1800
10/28/2019 10/30/2019 Commercial UAV Expo 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 500
10/31/2019 11/02/2019 Educational Symposia - Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts 2019 Bellagio 150
11/03/2019 11/05/2019 20th Annual LGBTQ Tourism Forum Vdara Hotel & Spa 125
11/05/2019 11/08/2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 0
11/05/2019 11/08/2019 The SEMA Show (co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week) 2019 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 0
11/07/2019 11/09/2019 The Money Show - TradersEXPO Las Vegas 2019 Bally's Las Vegas 2800
11/08/2019 11/10/2019 5D Events - BIOMED EXPO 2019 Alexis Park All Suites Resort 50
11/11/2019 11/15/2019 Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association - 2019 Convention/Expo Caesars Palace 1350
11/12/2019 11/15/2019 Tableau Software, Inc. - Conference 2019 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino 20000
11/14/2019 11/16/2019 International Congress for Joint Reconstruction - 8th Annual ICJRR Shoulder Course ARIA Resort & Casino 150
11/17/2019 11/20/2019 Edison Electric Institute - EEI/AGA Taxation Committee Meeting Vdara Hotel & Spa 115
11/17/2019 11/20/2019 The Live Experience Show 2019 MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 1200
11/17/2019 11/20/2019 Xlive Annual Conference & Expo MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 1200
11/19/2019 11/21/2019 Autodesk, Inc. - University (AU) 2019 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 12000