• 05-JUN-2015

Las Vegas Meetings and Conventions

In 2014, more than 5.2 million convention and trade show delegates traveled to Las Vegas, generating $7.4 billion in non-gaming revenue.  Las Vegas hosts more than 22,000 meetings, conventions and trade shows annually.    

Las Vegas continues its reign as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America for a historic 21 consecutive years according to Trade Show News Network. In fact, Las Vegas hosts 60 of the largest 250 shows, far more than our two closest competitors Chicago and Orlando combined.

Currently, Las Vegas has more than 11 million square feet of convention and meeting space, including the Las Vegas Convention Center's 2.2 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space, more than 2 million square feet at Mandalay Bay Convention Center  and more than 1.7 million square feet of combined meeting and event space at Sands Expo and Convention Center. 

The Las Vegas Convention Center
Centrally located in the Las Vegas Valley, with convenient access to more than 150,000 hotel rooms and in close proximity to McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is one of the largest convention centers in America. 

The Las Vegas Convention Center is host to some of the largest conventions and trade shows each year, including CES, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The LVCC features the services of Cox Business, which provides all electronic and data services featuring a 10 Gigabit fiber optic circuit, 2,100 Wi-Fi access points and more than one million feet of CAT5 cable. 
 
Mandalay Bay Convention Center 
The Mandalay Bay Convention Center is the fifth largest convention center in North America with more than 2 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space.  The venue features the largest pillar-less hotel ballroom in the country at 100,000 square feet.   Mandalay Bay also houses the largest convention center rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array spanning 28 acres.  

Sands Expo and Convention Center 
The Sands Expo and Convention Center is the ultimate destination for the meeting, incentive-travel, convention or exposition group.  It includes more than 1.7 million square feet of show floor and meeting space and offers direct access to the more than 7,000 suites of the Venetian and The Palazzo.  With all facilities consolidated into one area, convention planners find more interaction between attendees, making for a uniquely productive working environment. 

To access the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's (LVCVA) meetings and facilities guide, visit http://www.vegasmeansbusiness.com​.