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Las Vegas Trade Show Destination

THE TOP 10 REASONS TO MEET IN VEGAS

There are plenty of good reasons to hold your event in Las Vegas – 320 days of sunshine, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class dining and accommodations. The destination has taken, and continues to take, measures to ensure your health and well-being through initiatives like Meet Smart, Vegas Smart. These are just a few things that have made Las Vegas the world’s No. 1 trade show destination for the last 26 years.

1. Accommodations

With world-class resorts throughout the destination, Las Vegas offers accommodations with an unbeatable group value proposition, with an emphasis on being Vegas Smart. The destination’s resorts have put together thorough health and wellness plans based on the advice of federal, state and local public health officials allowing you to enjoy the many experiences you’ll only find in Vegas with confidence. 

2. Convention Centers

Space, space and more space. Las Vegas has nearly 14 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space and is home to three of the country’s 10 largest convention venues: the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, a 2 million-square-foot center on the south Strip; the 1.7 million-square-foot Sands Expo and Convention Center (includes 500,000 square feet of The Venetian/Palazzo meeting space); and the nearly 2.9 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center. Other notable convention spaces include the 550,000-square-foot CAESARS FORUM and the 850,000-square-foot MGM Grand Conference Center. Inside participating locations, reimagined spaces, barriers, signage and advanced logistics have been put into place to keep everyone comfortable and socially distanced.


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3. Increased Attendance

The attractiveness of Las Vegas generates strong attendance for meetings. On average, attendance increases 8%* when conventions rotate into Las Vegas. Research also shows that attendees spend more time in meetings and on the trade show floor when programs are held in Las Vegas. This year, the destination joined the virtual/hybrid format conversation and found ways to bring the destination’s palpable energy to several events. Additionally, resorts and venues across the destination are at the forefront of technological capabilities and advancement – including incredible internet bandwidth, broadcast studios in some places, virtual reality, live hosting, and contactless digital processes – all necessary for hybrid events.

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4. Air Service

With multiple inbound and outbound flights every day and nonstop service from most major cities, Las Vegas is easy on your time and budget.

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5. Convention Services

With highly experienced resort staff at every level of engagement, Las Vegas will provide the best convention experience in the world. Our resorts hosted 6.6 million meeting, convention and incentive delegates in 2019 with programs built to accommodate groups of any size. Leading the way in convention facility disease outbreak prevention, the Las Vegas Convention Center was the first facility in Nevada to be awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation by ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the benchmark for safe facilities. Other convention centers throughout the destination are currently working on their GBAC STAR certifications, while The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ Venetian Clean Commitment has been certified by Bureau Veritas, a nearly 200-year-old world leader in testing, inspection and certification. 

6. Location, Location, Location

McCarran International Airport is conveniently located just 2 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, with most hotels located within a 15-minute drive from the airport.

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7. Weather

Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year and fewer than five inches of precipitation annually. This warm, dry climate is attractive for meetings year-round. 

 

8. Transportation

In many cases, the close proximity of Las Vegas hotels eliminates the need for transportation as delegates can walk to many destinations. When transportation is required, however, Las Vegas offers myriad options including bus, taxi, Uber/Lyft, shuttles, the country’s first automated monorail, and the innovative, underground transportation system, the Convention Center Loop.

9. Dining

Few other cities in the world can cater to your cravings like Las Vegas. Whether you’re in the mood for world-class restaurants, prepared to-go boxes, custom menus made to fit your needs, or a wide range of contactless dining options, only Vegas is built to keep you satisfied and hungry for more.

10. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

The LVCVA is the ultimate authority on Las Vegas. Our team of friendly Las Vegas experts has an extensive array of tools available to assist you, including:

  • Virtual tours
  • Lead distribution
  • Attendance promotion
  • Site inspection arrangements
  • Familiarization tours
  • Local supply coordination
  • Promotion assistance
  • Press kits
  • Visitor brochures, guides, & maps
  • Calendar of events and shows
  • Convention/trade show planning services
  • Destination research
  • Land distribution
  • Attendance promotion
  • Site inspection arrangements
  • Familiarization tours
  • Local supply coordination
  • Promotion assistance
  • Visitor brochures, guides, & maps
  • Calendar of events and shows
  • Convention/trade show planning services
  • Registration staffing
  • Destination research