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.
................Conventions and business gatherings in Las Vegas have changed plans. Here are some that have been canceled for 2020 or rescheduled for 2021.
Global Gaming Expo canceled its 2020 Las Vegas show and rescheduled for Oct. 4-7, 2021.
Las Vegas Women’s Day Out Expo has been rescheduled for Oct. 24, 2020.
Nightclub and Bar Show has postponed to October 19-21, 2020.
The International Pizza Expo was formally canceled for 2020.
NADP Experience 2020 was canceled for 2020.
LightFair 2020 has been canceled for 2020. The next LightFair is scheduled for May 2021 in New York City.
Security industry conference ISC West canceled the in-person event, but rescheduled to be .all-virtual for Oct. 5-7
Oracle NetSuite is postponing SuiteWorld20 until April 26-29, 2021.
The Licensing Expo has been postponed until May 25-27, 2021.
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is hosting only a virtual event Aug. 24-27, 2020.
The National Hardware Show canceled the September 2020 event and will reschedule a virtual event later in the year.
Digital Signage Expo is now scheduled for Nov. 11-13, 2020.
ShopTalk is rescheduled to March 21-24, 2021.
World Game Protection Conference scheduled for October 2020 has been postponed.
Yale Robbins Real Estate Expo has moved to Nov. 17 , 2020.
The National Association of Broadcasters is not rescheduling the 2020 show.
CES is scheduled for Jan. 6-9, 2021.
CinemaCon plans to return to Las Vegas April 26-29, 2021.
Luxury and JCK Las Vegas will take place in June 2021.
Oracle NetSuite is postponing SuiteWorld20 until August 10 – 13, 2020.
The Licensing Expo is now scheduled for August 11-13.
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has moved to Aug. 24-28.
The National Hardware Show has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-3.
Digital Signage Expo is rescheduled for Sept. 15-18.
World Game Protection Conference is rescheduled for Oct. 5-8.
Yale Robbins Real Estate Expo has moved to Nov 17
The Cooperator Expo is rescheduled for Nov. 17.
...........This is a partial list of the conventions that have been rescheduled. Check back with your convention to ensure the dates are correct as they could change at any time to the LAS VEGAS SHUTDOWN CURRENTLY IN FORCE.
|Conventions and Trade Shows||Start Date||End Date||Attendees||Venues|
|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|
|National Club Baseball Association (NCBA)||3/4/2020||3/8/2020||180||CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Club|
|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|
|Conventions & Trade Shows||Start Date||End Date||Attendees||Venues|
|Hospitality Design Expo & Conference 2020||5/5/2020||5/7/2020||18500||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|LIGHTFAIR International - 2020||5/5/2020||5/7/2020||27000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|National Hardware Show 2020||5/5/2020||5/7/2020||37000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|CME Science - Breast Imaging A-Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts 2020||5/7/2020||5/9/2020||47||Wynn Las Vegas|
|National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) - Experience 2020||5/14/2020||5/16/2020||1000||Park MGM Las Vegas|
|RECon 2020||5/17/2020||5/19/2020||37000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Licensing International Expo 2020||5/19/2020||5/21/2020||16000||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|Valley National 8-Ball League Association VNEA 2020 World Pool Championship||5/21/2020||5/31/2020||10000||Bally's Las Vegas|
|IPW 2020||5/28/2020||6/5/2020||6000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Couture 2020||6/1/2020||6/5/2020||5000||Wynn Las Vegas|
|Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show - Annual Show 2020||6/1/2020||6/5/2020||7500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|JCK Annual Trade Show 2020||6/2/2020||6/5/2020||35000||Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) - Infocomm 2020||6/13/2020||6/19/2020||38000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) Annual Meeting||6/13/2020||6/18/2020||450||Red Rock Casino Resort Spa|
|National Association of Credit Management (NACM) - 124th Annual Credit Congress & Expo 2020||6/14/2020||6/17/2020||1400||Caesars Palace|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Discover 2020||6/20/2020||6/26/2020||12000||The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino|
|United States Jiu Jitsu Federation, Inc. - American National 2020||6/25/2020||6/27/2020||500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) International Beauty Show Las Vegas (IBS) 2020||6/27/2020||6/29/2020||25000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|National Association of School Nurses - Annual Conference 2020||6/29/2020||7/3/2020||1200||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas|
|National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 2020 NASFAA National Conference||6/29/2020||7/2/2020||2000||ARIA Resort & Casino|
|Cosmoprof North America 2020||6/30/2020||7/2/2020||35000||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) - NACE Experience 2020 Conference||7/15/2020||7/22/2020||700||Bellagio|
|CHAMPS Trade Show Summer Gage Enterprises||7/21/2020||7/24/2020||5000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|ROLLERCON 2020||7/22/2020||7/26/2020||4000||Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Las Vegas Market - Summer 2020||7/26/2020||7/30/2020||50000||World Market Center|
|2020 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference||7/28/2020||7/31/2020||1400||Bellagio|
|ASD Market Week Summer 2020||8/2/2020||8/5/2020||44000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|2020 NAA AE Conferences - NAAEI AE Conference & NAA AE Brainstorming Conference||8/3/2020||8/7/2020||220||Palms Casino Resort|
|American Poolplayers Association, Inc. - 2020 National Team Championships||8/6/2020||8/15/2020||15000||Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino|
|Off-Price Specialist Show - Fall 2020||8/15/2020||8/18/2020||11500||The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino|
|CannaOne BizCon+Expo|Industry Awards . Food+Beverage Cannavation Expo||8/26/2020||8/28/2020||10000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|United States Jiu Jitsu Federation, Inc. - Evexia Fit Fest 2020||8/26/2020||8/29/2020||7100||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|The Experience Convention & Trade Show 2020||9/2/2020||9/4/2020||2800||Paris Las Vegas|
|Pain Week 2020 (PW '20)||9/3/2020||9/15/2020||1800||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas|
|Self Storage Association (National) - SSA Fall Conference and Tradeshow - 2020||9/3/2020||9/6/2020||900||MGM Grand Hotel and Casino|
|2020 Mr. Olympia||9/11/2020||9/12/2020||45000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Glassbuild America 2020||9/15/2020||9/17/2020||9000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|IMEX America 2020||9/15/2020||9/17/2020||13000||Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|Emergency Medical Services - EMS World Expo 2020||9/16/2020||9/18/2020||5000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) 2020 Fall Conference||9/17/2020||10/1/2020||4500||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|CUNA - OME & Technology Council Conference - September 2020||9/20/2020||9/28/2020||625||Caesars Palace|
|AASLH 2020 Annual Meeting||9/23/2020||9/26/2020||1400||Tropicana Las Vegas|
|International Vision Expo West 2020||9/24/2020||9/26/2020||12500||The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino|
|National Mining Association MINEXPO 2020||9/28/2020||9/30/2020||50000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show - 2020||10/7/2020||10/10/2020||6500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|HLTH: The Future of Healthcare - HLTH 2020||10/11/2020||10/15/2020||7500||Caesars Palace|
|National Association of Convenience Stores, Inc. - NACS Annual Meeting & Exposition 2020||10/12/2020||10/14/2020||24000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|ABC Kids Expo 2020||10/13/2020||10/15/2020||4000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Pubcon 2020||10/13/2020||10/14/2020||2000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) - Annual Conference 2020||10/14/2020||10/31/2020||3800||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|CME Science - Breast Imaging A-Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts 2020||10/15/2020||10/17/2020||47||Wynn Las Vegas|
|Technology Tools for Today - 2020 T3 Enterprise Conference||10/18/2020||10/24/2020||201||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas|
|Live Design International 2020||10/19/2020||10/25/2020||14000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|International Airport GSE Expo 2020||10/20/2020||10/22/2020||2500||Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino|
|National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) - 2020 NAIOP CRE Coverage Annual Meeting||10/20/2020||10/22/2020||750||Caesars Palace|
|METALCON International 2020||10/21/2020||10/23/2020||6000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|SupplySide West Trade Show & Conference 2020||10/26/2020||10/30/2020||16000||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|American Ambulance Association - AAA Annual Convention 2020||11/2/2020||11/4/2020||500||MGM Grand Hotel and Casino|
|Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) 2020||11/3/2020||11/6/2020||160000||Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week||11/3/2020||11/6/2020||0||Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|The SEMA Show (co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week) 2020||11/3/2020||11/6/2020||0||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Mecum Collector Car Auctions 2020||11/12/2020||11/14/2020||15000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Wedding MBA Convention 2020||11/17/2020||11/19/2020||5500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Fabtech International 2020||11/18/2020||11/20/2020||26000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Expo & Annual Meeting 2020||12/9/2020||12/10/2020||5000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Marijuana Business Daily - MJBizCon 2020||12/16/2020||12/18/2020||31000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Consumer Technology Association (CTA) - CES 2021||1/6/2021||1/9/2021||180000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) - 2021||1/19/2021||1/22/2021||61000||Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|Las Vegas Market - Winter 2021||1/24/2021||1/28/2021||50000||World Market Center|
|Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine - 2021 Annual Convention||1/24/2021||1/30/2021||1600||Caesars Palace|
|Tobacco Plus Expo 2021||1/27/2021||1/29/2021||5500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|CHAMPS Trade Show Spring Gage Enterprises||2/2/2021||2/5/2021||5000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Golf Industry Show 2021||2/3/2021||2/4/2021||13500||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|ILCT 2021||2/19/2021||2/25/2021||2500||Harrah's Las Vegas|
|International Franchise Association - IFA 61st Annual Convention 2021||2/21/2021||2/24/2021||4200||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino|
|Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS21) Annual Conference & Exhibition||3/2/2021||3/4/2021||40000||Sands Expo & Convention Center|
|Digital Signage Expo 2021||3/10/2021||3/11/2021||7000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|International Wireless Communications Expo 2021||3/14/2021||3/18/2021||12000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|International Pizza Expo - 2021||3/15/2021||3/18/2021||12000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Amusement Expo - 2021||3/16/2021||3/18/2021||3000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|American Medical Group Association - Annual Conference 2021||3/20/2021||3/25/2021||1700||Caesars Palace|
|International Carwash Association (ICA) - The Carwash Show 2021||3/23/2021||3/26/2021||9000||Las Vegas Convention Center|
|Travel Goods Show 2021||3/23/2021||3/26/2021||3500||Las Vegas Convention Center|