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See and hear what meeting and events planners have to say about how they made Las Vegas work for them.


Vegas Changes Business

Las Vegas is bigger than ever with the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. The new West Hall, with 600,000 square feet of exhibition space and an addition of 150,000 square feet of meeting space allows for nearly unobstructed creativity and customization. The supremely functional, yet beautifully modern, updated architecture has allowed for an abundance of natural light, ample lobby space, plentiful amenities, and a 2,000-person capacity outdoor terrace. The Las Vegas Convention Center continues to add the state-of-the-art technology you need and added security features for safety and peace of mind of your attendees.

Unconventional Episode 1 - Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix

Go inside the world's largest "Magic: The Gathering" Grand Prix with the first in our video series that offers a glimpse inside some of the more "unconventional" conventions hosted in Las Vegas.

Unconventional Episode 2 - RollerCon

An Interview with Chris Brown

Chris Brown, executive vice president of convention and business operations for the National Association of Broadcasting, Emerald Expositions, explains why NAB has held its signature event in Las Vegas for a quarter century: "We've been coming to Las Vegas for a long time, and our industry loves coming here. The whole package here in Las Vegas is really unlike any other in the country. From a business perspective, there really is no better place to hold an event, because it's so exciting to be here. It actually creates and adds to the excitement that we've attempted to create on our own." Experience Las Vegas for yourself and discover that when it's time to plan your next successful meeting, Vegas Means Business.

An interview with Joe Loggia

Chief Executive Officer of UBM Advanstar, Joe Loggia, on MAGIC and the fashion industry in Las Vegas: "MAGIC has been in Las Vegas for 26 years. Fashion and Las Vegas are a great fit. The fashion industry is really always about what's next. Las Vegas is continually looking forward. The people here are the most welcoming of anywhere in the world because they know you are here to conduct business and they want to help. It is clearly a destination where the apparel industry likes to come." For more…

An Interview with Warren Bimblick

Warren Bimblick, Penton group president of aviation, finance, sustainability and smart reach, discusses why Las Vegas is the ideal location on Penton's annual trade show showcase: "Las Vegas has made a commitment to being a green city and recycling. So we're coming to a city that practices what we are trying to preach. That's a beautiful marriage. ... What I like best about Vegas as a business destination is that my customers like to come here." Experience Las Vegas for yourself and discover…

Las Vegas SEMA Corky Coker

"No place in the world has all the infrastructure, all the cabs, all the hotels ... the nightlife, the restaurants ... it's easy to get to, the monorail system, convenient to the airport, it's easy to fly in and out. It's cooler than ... dang it! I would not miss the SEMA show right here in Las Vegas for the world. ... This is a business-to-business deal, but with 130,000 buyers from businesses all over America, my company really benefits from my participation in the SEMA show. When we go home…

Business Gets Done

In Las Vegas, we pride ourselves in being the "Meetings Capital of the World." With more than 10.6 million square feet of meeting space and more than 19,000 events a year, we have the numbers to back it up. But, don't just take it from us, take it from these meeting planners who say Las Vegas is the place to do business.

World Trade Center Las Vegas Innovation Breakfast with Steve Case

On January 8, 2016, at the World Trade Center Las Vegas, Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, in a one-on-one breakfast session with Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)â„¢ (licensee of the World Trade Center Las Vegas) enlightened the audience of more than 100 U.S. and international executives with his prediction for what the next iteration of the Internet will look like. The session took place during CES® 2016, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the…

An Interview with Lew Shomer

Lew Shomer, executive director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers, explains how Las Vegas meeting attendees benefit from the city's many offerings: "You want conference attendees to come in; you want to give them information. You want them to come to your sessions, but then you want them to have a good time. Vegas has unlimited possibilities that they can do anything that they want, have a great time and still focus on the business at hand." Plan your next meeting in Las Vegas and…

An Interview with David Loechner

David Loechner, CEO of Emerald Expositions, tells us that in Las Vegas, you can mix business with pleasure: "I think there are just an enormous amount of options for people ... I mean, we're all consumers at heart, but they come here for business. ... You can get a little entertainment in as well as business and that doesn't ever hurt."

An Interview with Karalynn Sprouse

Karalynn Sprouse, a senior vice president of Emerald Expositions, explains why Emerald brings 13 events a year to Las Vegas, including the ASD trade show: "It's a destination like no other in the U.S. ... Typically, it's easy to get there and the international attendees really like Vegas because of the entertainment and the great restaurants from all around the world. It makes doing work pleasurable."

An Interview with Robert Mesirow

Robert Mesirow, vice president of CTIA - The Wireless Association, explains why Las Vegas is important to CTIA. "This will be the third consecutive year that we've had CTIA, our big marquee event, in Las Vegas, and this is the first year for the super mobility week. ... This is going to be a massive, massive show and we really needed the infrastructure, we needed the hotel rooms and we needed that exhibit space. ..."
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A New Era in Las Vegas Convention Center Transportation

Visiting the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and getting around the campus will soon be easier than ever. A visionary success for the LVCC is the partnership with Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system that will include three passenger stations connecting the existing LVCC space with the new West Hall. Trade show attendees will be transported throughout the 200-acre campus via all-electric Tesla vehicles in approximately 90 seconds, which would normally take at least 15…

An Interview with Beau Brauer

Beau Brauer, Executive Vice President of Hunter Engineering Co., speaking on trade shows in Las Vegas: "Hunter (Engineering) is invited to 25 to 30 trade shows every year and we're most excited when the trade shows happen to be in Las Vegas. ... Las Vegas has the greatest attraction and draw for our industry. People who are invited love to come, bring a spouse, stay an extra day and entertain themselves so ... the draw of Las Vegas is really unparalleled." For more information to plan your next…

An Interview with Chris Kersting

Chris Kersting, Chief Executive Officer of Sema, on conducting business in Las Vegas: "Las Vegas works so well with us to coordinate the logistics for such a massive event. ... The ease of transportation; the variety of places to stay here; the entertainment. There's so much to do here. It's a really exciting place to do business."

An Interview with Gary Shapiro

"Las Vegas is the best city in the world, as far as I'm concerned, for our event," explains Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronic Association president and CEO. "People love Las Vegas. It has great food, great entertainment ... it has the best work force for conventions. It's a very friendly environment. ... I can't say enough good things about Las Vegas. There's no other city in the world that I'd rather have this event than Las Vegas."
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An Interview with Timothy McGuinness

Tim McGuinness, vice president of the International Council of Shopping Centers, explains why Las Vegas is the perfect setting for RECon, the industry's largest convention. "You have to be here in Las Vegas, every May, if you are in this business. ... Las Vegas is a great business environment, especially for our event and our constituents. We've been bringing RECon here for well over 25 years. It's got all the amenities that people look for in a destination city." When it's time to get deals…

LVCVA - Las Vegas is a destination for doing business!

Welcome to Las Vegas, where business leaders from around the world meet, think and exchange ideas. Convention centers, events centers, meeting rooms. If it's where people meet, it's here. And you'll always have plenty of options.

An Interview with Karl Champley

"After coming to the National Hardware Show now for 12 years, it has benefited my business in a major way. It has enabled me to create a lot of great business relationships ... and the fact is, everybody loves coming to Las Vegas. And this particular show here, with this amazing facility, just enables those relationships to grow."

Las Vegas CES Kenwood

The benefits of doing business in Las Vegas are endless. For the consumer electronics industry, there's no bigger platform than the annual CES at Las Vegas Convention Center. Just ask Keith Lehmann, senior vice president at Kenwood USA. : "No other show could even come close to giving us this type of media, industry attention and facilities. ... We just find this to be a great place to do business."
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