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"When producing events for a wide variety of clients, businesses rely on Las Vegas as a go-to destination for cultivating new contacts and providing outstanding client service."
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Shannon Kasakevics

Owner, Leave Them Speechless Events


 

Industry leaders from around the world agree, Las Vegas is the World's Meeting Place. Here's what they have to say:

"We know that on the West Coast there are large numbers of manufacturers who aren't going to go to Chicago or Atlanta, so we bring the show to them.  Las Vegas brings us a new audience, and that's what the exhibitors are there for: new buyers for new industries."
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John Catalano

Group Show Manager, FABTECH




"CallidusCloud is a leading provider of sales and marketing effectiveness software helping companies to drive performance and productivity and every stage of the lead to money process. We host our annual user conference - C3 - in Las Vegas because it offers the energy and unrivaled service we strive to offer our customers in everything we do. As a conference destination it is unmatched. Everything we need to offer a world class experience to our guests is under one roof, be it world-class conference rooms to some of the finest restaurants and entertainment on the planet. The vibrancy of Las Vegas adds a certain 'je ne sais quoi' to our C3 conference which has helped us grow the event attendance by over 70% last year."

Giles House

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, CallidusCloud




"Las Vegas is such a universally identified gathering place for tourism but also business. It's a tremendous attraction."

Tim von Gal

Tim von Gal of Urban Expositions regarding his company's success at the 2013 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show




"The show floor buzzed with business being done and the feedback from exhibitors and attendees was overwhelmingly positive. We saw more attendees than ever before and many have commented that the show was much easier to navigate and therefore more productive. The Expo team is so excited to begin building on this success for 2014."

Jessica Blue

Vice President, Licensing Expo, Advanstar Licensing




"Las Vegas is so convention and groupfriendly, all you have to do is make one phone call and you're set, and your event will cost half of what it would in other major cities. We have so many great venue options in Las Vegas that are all at that right price point that makes it a win-win for everyone."
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Brian Fischbein

CEO, Crescent Solutions




"Our booth was next to a major global electronics supplier. One of their reps came over and began discussing doing business together. That never would have happened at meetings held in other cities because that company doesn't attend them. They only go to Las Vegas. 
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Joel Holland

Founder and CEO, VideoBlocks




"Las Vegas truly has something for everyone, since we bring people together across all segments of our industry it's a great location for us. We know our industry well and we still have a big runway for growth, and we are extremely confident that the city of Las Vegas can handle it."
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Steve Caldeira

President and CEO, International Franchise Association (IFA)



"I have found that Las Vegas is a great draw. It's easy to get to and globally recognized. They have done an excellent job of branding the city, and people want to go to conferences there. My organization specifically holds our conference in Las Vegas because we know we will get that draw." 
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Nancy N. Hernon

CEO, G3 Translate



"The word I most associate with Las Vegas is ‘easy'. It's very easy to do business in Las Vegas. From the airport to the hotel to the restaurants to the local contractors we hire, everything is just easy."
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Lynn Wedderman

Event Manager. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)



"(Las Vegas') dining scene is ahead of the curve when it comes to fine dining, eclectic dining and new concept restaurants.  It gives us a comprehensive look at the innovation and newest trends in the restaurant and beverage industry."

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Marisa Selvy

Co-owner. Crazy Mountain Brewing Co




"Las Vegas really stands out compared to other cities. Businesspeople look forward to being there. They open up more, and you have opportunities to network with prospective customers both during and after business hours. That openness allows you to develop closer relationships with your prospects. It also makes it easier to reconnect and continue discussions after you return home."
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Prakash Sadasivam

CEO, Sigmaways



"With live events, things change quickly and things can go wrong. But when fires get lit, the staff in every venue I've ever been in Las Vegas helps me put those fires out quickly. They're rarely caught off guard by a request that they haven't had to handle before. That not only makes my life easier, it makes my client's end product a more polished show."
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Scott Frankel

CEO, Animatic Media LLC



"‘World of Concrete' alone takes up a massive amount of square footage that Las Vegas easily provides. They do that with a seemingly infinite variety of conventions and exhibit spaces, meeting and entertainment sites, all within close proximity of each other. Couple that with a tremendous amount of outdoor space for live events, trams for attendees to get to all the great restaurants and that fabulous Las Vegas weather ... all that makes Vegas a very unique offering."
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Rick McConnell

President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions



"There are many variables that make this city a one-of-a-kind destination for success ... the entertainment factor, the business culture and the ease with which visitors can navigate it are very hard to find anywhere else. That's why we keep coming back. Las Vegas offers something for everyone."
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Sinan Kanatsiz 

Chairman and founder of Internet Marketing Association (IMA) Inc. 

 


"Las Vegas has been a great city for us. We've set records in just about every category. It's our sixth consecutive year of growth."

Chris Dancy 

Director of Communications and Public Relations for HAI


 

"This has been an amazing show. The turnout from international and government guests is impressive as is the press coverage. CES is truly the mother of all trade shows!"

John Taylor

LG Electronics USA Inc., speaking about the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show



"Excellent business opportunities and strong educational offerings really brought people out in all sectors of our membership. In case after case, exhibiting manufacturers said they had a very good Expo. Many of the workshops were packed, which is another good sign for the groundwater industry."

Kevin B. McCray

National Ground Water Association Chief Executive Officer 



"This is our largest show since 2008. Our square footage is just at a million square feet. The hotel bookings were up 34 percent. We had a sense that we reached a tipping point in terms of recovery and the show has been phenomenal. In no uncertain terms, fashion is coming out of the recession."

Christopher Griffin

WWDMAGIC vice president, speaking about the MAGIC Marketplace fashion show




"We're seeing big buyers, big chains, buyers from overseas - it's been great." 

Greg Wheeler 

Managing Partner of CleanTraks LLC, speaking about the 2012 SuperZoo pet industry convention in Las Vegas 




"International Vision Expo West is a healthy, energetic and vibrant event, and the number of loyal and satisfied visitors in attendance at this past week's event was a true testament to that."

Tom Loughran 

Vice President for Reed Exhibitions 




"The AV marketplace has enthusiastically embraced InfoComm as the place to make their purchasing choices, network with product and service providers, and enhance skills through our robust educational program." 

Randal A. Lemke

Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO, InfoComm International




"I couldn't be happier with my JCK experience this year. There is no other show that allows us to gauge the future for new ideas and products than JCK."

Mark Moeller

RF Moeller Jeweler in Minneapolis, speaking about the annual JCK Las Vegas conference.




"We sold all across the board, including Cartier, and were very pleased with the show. We even came out with several new customers, which is always a highlight."

Kurt Rothner

Owner of Excalibur Jewelry, speaking about the 17th Annual Las Vegas Antique Watch & Jewelry Show




"More than 56 percent of EXHIBITOR2012's exhibitors already have signed up for next year, taking more than 62 percent of the space available in our expanded floor plan," Fojtik continued. "This is a clear sign that the industry is continuing the positive turnaround that was first evident at EXHIBITOR2011."

Carol Fotjik

EXHIBITOR2012 show director




"DSE (Digital Signage Expo) is the single most important event in our industry, showcasing the value in the latest in interactive digital messaging platforms. DSE brings together in one fast-paced event all of the key industry providers servicing the end customer with a truly integrated solution. The networking opportunities were equally as great as the lead-generating prospects."

Brian McClimans

Peerless-AV managing director of business development, on the success of 2012 Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas  




"We utilized the Expo! Expo! materials in a great art event that is a part of the First Friday event in Downtown Las Vegas. The organization Zappos.com has been investing in the downtown art scene and this is the first time a live animation was created during their event. We are in talks to use more material from Expo! Expo! to create an interactive art event."

Zachary Delbex

CEO of Repurpose AMERICA, on the success of the IAEE Expo! Expo! in Las Vegas  




"You can be attending the busiest trade show, such as CES, DSE or InfoComm, and if your dinner group expands from 4 to 8, in some cities that would mean trouble. In Vegas, I have my choice of hundreds of ultra-high quality venues that can accommodate most expense account budgets and last-minute changes and requirements. I always have my choice of monorail, shuttle bus or an abundant stream of taxis to get to and from a show at any of the large venues. I can land and be at the convention center in less than 45 minutes, and the security lines at the airport are the fastest I've encountered at any large airport."

Tom Nix

CEO Scala Inc.




"Our first year at World of Concrete was beyond anything we imagined. We left the show with sales, distributors, solid leads, multiple media interviews and valuable connections."

Stuart Johnson

President of Phoenix Curb Machines, speaking about World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas




"This was one of the most informative conferences our organization has ever hosted. We are fortunate and grateful for the participation and attendance of so many important business leaders willing to share their experiences and insights."

Marc Rubinstein

President of International Association of Gaming Advisors




"This is the best trade show I've ever seen in Vegas. There were lots of things happening, all kinds of traffic, lots of excitement. We were constantly talking to people, they were happy to see us and we were just as happy to see them."

Carolyn Anderson

President and CEO of SECCES Productions, about IMEX America




"(The show is) very well-run. I think they have an awesome selection of exhibitors, and everyone is very nice. I hope to see it again next year - it can only get better!"

Angelo Gangone 

Executive Vice President Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers, on AWFS Fair 2011.




"We were very happy with the results of this year's fair. As a matter of fact, we had the most exhibitors re-sign (for their 2013 exhibit space) on site, since our show relocated to Las Vegas in 2005, and it appears that we may once again be on the road to growth for 2013." 

Jason Morey

Marketing Manager Bandit Industries




"The (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade) show was amazing and we will be signing up for next year's show. We received over 280 leads and are so grateful. The owner of the company was there and he was very pleased with the turnout and complimented on how well organized the entire show was."

Susan Montoya

Susan Montoya Frozen Chillers




"Attendees at trade shows in Las Vegas simply spend more time on the trade show floor. These entertainment options prompt visitors to extend their stay in Las Vegas, and that translates into more time on the floor. "

Tony Calanca

Executive Vice President Advanstar Communications, Inc., Darien, Connecticut




"Las Vegas is a premier destination. In fact, he says, in the trade show world, it doesn't get any better than this. Everything-figuratively speaking-is under one roof. There are an almost infinite number of hotel and entertainment options. The quality of restaurants exceeds what you can find almost anywhere else. And the facilities are world-class. "

Tom Rennie

Senior Product Marketing Executive Canon USA




"Las Vegas is a very easy place for us to do business. What matters most, though, is the impression that partners and customers take with them on the flight home. Samsung is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative and quality products backed by unbeatable service. Exciting new products are essential to our work, as is staging them in the most exciting and appealing meeting venue. That's Las Vegas. "

Doug Albregts

Vice President Samsung Enterprise Business Division




"We get a huge benefit in exhibiting at a trade show with so many attendees coming to Las Vegas. It certainly makes the experience worthwhile. "

Rick Fox

CEO FOX IV Technologies




"In my experience, Las Vegas is the perfect conference destination for company builders. With great restaurants, unique hotels and exceptional entertainment, Vegas provides a variety of facilities, amenities, travel options and price ranges that help manage my top and bottom lines. Las Vegas offers the best atmosphere to get business done and celebrate your success - all in one place. "

Bonnie Laiderman

President Veternas Home Care, LLC




"People come to Las Vegas expecting fun which is the true reason meetings there are so successful. Las Vegas is a premier global attraction, yet it's also the easiest, most effective place to hold a meeting that I know..."

Jim Bazet

Chairman and CEO Cobra Electronics




"Las Vegas was great for our meeting and the turnout was more than 90 percent since most people wanted to go there. The event was a success."

Dr. Robert Niecestro

Consultant Keryx Biopharmaceuticals




"Digital Signage Expo 2010, held in Las Vegas in February, had its largest attendance to date with 4,979 attendees including exhibitors. This is up 21% versus 2009. Equally important, we had our highest quality attendance including all-important end users of digital signage, up 44% from 2009. Based on our day-to-day attendance stats, we also believe they stayed longer than 2009. In addition, we had 778 (15.6%) foreign visitors from 59 countries, another record for DSE. Canada was number one, but we had strong attendance from many other parts of the world."

Angelo Varrone

CEO ExpoNation LLC




"Thank you so very much ARIA and MGM Mirage for hosting the 2010 Annual Business Conference for HelmsBriscoe. Walking into the ARIA Resort & Casino, in the new $8.5 billion City Center complex in Las Vegas, is amazing. What stands out is not the casino but the breathtaking design, art, architecture, its shimmering cascades of curving glass and artful angles, iconic designs of metal and stone, art collections, the fact that this place is really awesome. Wednesday evening we had the amazing Opening Welcome Reception & Dinner at the beautiful Caesar's Palace, with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and all the Knights welcoming us. The Hilton Worldwide Dinner started with a delightful reception with delicious appetizers and cocktails. The seated dinner to kick off our ABC conference was delightful, delicious and the presentation was the BEST. I Validate you!"

Sue Wilcynski

Manager, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe




"Las Vegas offers one of the very best incentive destinations in the United States. Our qualifiers absolutely love to visit this destination and working hard to win a Las Vegas incentive is good for our business too! Las Vegas sells itself and the promotional support of LVCVA is outstanding which allows us to frame the best promotional teasers to keep the sales momentum going. We have found the entertainment, customer experience, food & beverage choices to be first rate and one of the best values on the planet."

Mark Mosley

Division Manager - Texas Region Allstate Insurance Company




"Our global system of franchisees represents over 50 countries, so our convention destination selection has to be a winner. Given the nature of Las Vegas as a world-class meeting and events city, travel hub and entertainment mecca, we will continue hosting our best customers and suppliers there on a regular basis. Our attendees come to our conferences for many reasons, Las Vegas covers all bases."

Dave Masterson

Chief Technology Officer/World Expo Chairperson United Franchise Group




"We had a terrific Las Vegas show; there are definitely signs of an increase in business as many retail stores that we deal with were buying, and buying with great confidence."

Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen N. Green & Sons




"The (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade) show was awesome! I plan to make it an ongoing part of my company's marketing plan to exhibit at your show every year going forward. The show was a tremendous experience and it was very gratifying and successful on many levels for me and my dawning company. I met several distributors and retailers that want to take on my vodka."

Robert Reagan

Robert Reagan Vlixir Beverage Company




"We return every year to learn about new products, reconnect with our favorite vendors and have a great time! The amount and variety of products and services on the trade show floor is overwhelming - in a good way."

Michael Roussin

Owner Sommelier Bacchus Bartending (Salt Lake City)