World Trade Center Las Vegas
The World Trade Center (WTC) Las Vegas is one of the busiest facilities in the world − a 4.6 million-square-foot convention center located within a short distance of approximately 150,000 guest rooms.
In 2010, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), producers of CES, signed an agreement designating the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) as an official World Trade Center site to attract more international visitors and trade events to Las Vegas.
Through the agreement, CTA became an official member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and the LVCVA became the official representative of the trade center site. Las Vegas is the only destination in North America with a WTC designation on the campus of a convention center.
The agreement provides both organizations with opportunities for co-marketing under the WTC brand. Both also have access to key trade information and market research and are able to take part in business trade missions around the world. For the LVCVA, the partnership provides the opportunity to further promote the Las Vegas brand to business travelers worldwide and reinforce that Las Vegas is a serious place to conduct business.
The LVCC is well known among industry professionals for its versatility. With nearly 2.9 million square feet of exhibit space including 225 meeting rooms (more than 390,000 square feet), the facility can handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500. Two grand lobbies and registration areas (more than 260,000 square feet) efficiently link existing exhibit halls with new exhibit and meeting rooms, and allow simultaneous setup, breakdown and exhibiting of multiple events.
In 2012, the LVCC received AIPC Gold Certification from the International Association of Convention Centers. The AIPC reviewed the organization’s management practices, policies, procedures and customer service. In addition, it rated the facility’s performance measures; financial accountability; economic impacts; security; emergency response; financial integrity; employee, supplier and community relations; communications; and environmental responsibility.
In 2014, the WTC Las Vegas achieved certification from the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). This designation means the WTC Las Vegas engages in trade activities, provides trade and exhibition services and provides reciprocal services to other members of the WTCA Network.
Memorandums of Understanding
The WTC Las Vegas has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with other world trade centers to enhance international business relationships. Agreements are in place with WTC Montevideo, WTC Dulles Airport, WTC Taipei, WTC Mexico City, WTC Brussels, WTC Beijing, WTC Miami, WTC Istanbul, WTC Seoul, WTC Sao Paulo and WTC Ft. Lauderdale, WTC Santiago, WTC Trieste, WTC Twente, WTC Leeuwarden, WTC Denver, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. These MOU's result in enhanced business services and opportunities to grow trade between cities and countries.
Economic Development and Business Outreach
Economic development opportunities are addressed in cooperation with national, state and regional development partnerships. The World Trade Center Las Vegas has a Trade Promotion Partner Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration to promote travel and tourism exports. The LVCVA and WTC Las Vegas also maintain relationships with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance to assist with the promotion of trade services and commerce in the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada region.
These partnerships allow WTCA network members to access valuable information including: trade leads, trade information services, business relocation services, financing and incentive programs, labor laws in Nevada, immigration requirements, wage laws, equal employment, workers’ compensation, commercial utility providers, telecommunications, Internet phone service providers, as well as connections to licensing, education, research, gaming and tourism entities.
WTC Las Vegas Services
The LVCVA maintains an extensive library of promotional and marketing research materials, as well as visitor profiles, that are available to WTCA members upon request. The WTC Las Vegas also regularly provides presentations and facility tours for international visitors including government officials, business delegations, tourism representatives, and student groups, among others.
WTC Las Vegas staff speak numerous foreign languages, making translation services readily available. Seventeen different languages are represented and translation assistance maybe available to WTCA network members.
FedEx Office provides business services for all guests of the World Trade Center Las Vegas. It also offers one conference room that may be reserved in advance. The WTC Las Vegas has 225 meeting rooms available at discounted rates to WTCA members for short-term use. Availability is subject to ongoing trade show schedules.
The American Express OPEN Business Lounge is built exclusively for Business Card members of American Express OPEN and their guests. The OPEN Lounge offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and beverages, a comfortable seating area, power stations and meeting space.
Las Vegas on the Internet
To assist visitors with business and travel needs, the LVCVA hosts several websites providing WTCA members and clients with access to destination information.
This is the official Las Vegas website where visitors can search for hotel and resort accommodations, shows and events, tours, activities, restaurants, meeting space and more.
This website provides excellent resources for meeting, convention and trade show planners. The LVCVA is the ultimate authority on Las Vegas. Our team of Las Vegas experts has an extensive array of tools available to assist clients, including:
- Event lead distribution
- Attendance promotion
- Site inspection arrangements
- Familiarization tours
- Facility and contact information
- Local supplier coordination
- Promotion assistance
- Press release/press kits
- Visitor brochures, guides, maps
- Calendar of events and shows
- Convention/trade show planning services
- Destination research
Consumer Electronics Show
Every year, more than 160,000 consumer electronics industry professionals from over 140 countries converge in Las Vegas and WTC Las Vegas for the largest annual trade show for the consumer electronics industry, CES®. As a WTCA member, you and your contacts are encouraged to witness the innovation that will be on display at CES. Whether you’re looking for your next business partner, or want to see the latest trends or network with more than 45,000 international attendees, this is one event you cannot afford to miss. CES provides special incentives for WTCA members and its contacts, including discounted registration, VIP access to keynotes and luncheons, and other networking opportunities. CES also works with the World Trade Center Las Vegas to provide special services for visiting WTC delegations. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the dynamism that is the consumer electronics industry and see why Las Vegas is the premier destination for business and international trade. Contact John Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit CESweb.org for the most up-to-date show information.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive in the business of consumer technologies. For more than 40 years, it has been the place for innovators and breakthrough technologies to showcase advancements on a global stage. CES is where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. It’s owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, and attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.
Trade Shows in Las Vegas
Events in Las Vegas are platforms for international trade and commerce.
WTC Las Vegas is host to many of the world’s premier international trade exhibitions representing numerous industries. Many of these are also part of the International Buyer Program.
CES – over 160,000 attendees (26% international)
CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction show – more than 129,000 attendees (21% international)
SEMA auto industry show – over 145,000 attendees (11% international)
National Association of Broadcasters – 98,000 attendees (27% international)
MAGIC – more than 80,000 attendees (25% international)
World of Concrete – over 48,000 attendees (17% international)
For a calendar of upcoming events, please view our Convention Calendar.
- The LVCVA partners with a number of tourism, exhibition and travel industry organizations to promote the industry.
- The LVCVA advocates for the travel industry and partners with organizations such as the U.S. Travel Association, the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board with the U.S. Commerce Department, the new Corporation for Travel Promotion, and the International Association of Convention Centers.
- The organization also partners with several trade groups such as the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Meeting Professionals International, IMEX, the America Society of Travel Agents, and many more to promote the virtues and benefits of travel and tourism.
- Las Vegas recently hosted the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit, welcoming government and industry leaders from around the world to discuss and shape the future of travel, both business and leisure.
- In April 2017, the WTC Las Vegas hosted the World Trade Centers Association’s General Assembly.
World Trade Center Contact Info
Director of Air Service Development
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority/WTC Las Vegas
3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Director, International Programs
Consumer Technology Association
1919 S. Eads St., Arlington, VA 22202