According to the Trade Show News Network, Las Vegas has been the no. 1 trade show destination for the 25th consecutive year and continues to show itself as a front runner premium location for years to come. Over 6 million people travel to Las Vegas for business yearly and 57 of the top 250 US Trade Shows in 2018 were held in Las Vegas according to TSNN’s 2018 list. In this month alone Las Vegas will host about 50 conventions and trade shows. So how is it that this city among the desert tops the great host locations across the country? Las Vegas beats Miami, Orlando, Chicago and New York City! Here’s what keeps the vibrant city of Las Vegas on top:
Easy flights and accommodations
The McCarran International airport is only minutes from the Las Vegas strip and passengers can travel to 150 different locations worldwide! This accessibility makes Las Vegas a convenient location for traveling for business. McCarran Airports averages 3,400 flights per week in and about 490 flights per day.
There are about 150,000 hotel rooms available within 15 minutes of the airport so convention attendees can take advantage of commuting in AWG’s luxury vehicles even on a budget by scheduling in advance!
Convention Centers, No Problem!
Not only does research support that the average attendance increases when conventions and trade shows move to Las Vegas but three of the country’s largest convention venues are right here in the beautiful city!
The Las Vegas Convention Center is 3.2 million square feet, includes 16 convention exhibit halls and 144 meeting rooms for groups ranging from 20 to 2,500 people. Behind it comes the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the Sands Expo Convention Center and more. Las Vegas holds more than 10.7 million sq. ft. of exhibit space.
So Much Good Food
Las Vegas is full of new and old restaurants to explore and quite literally has great food for every taste. It is home to some of the world’s top restaurants and mecca for celebrity chefs, neighborhood gems. Las Vegas also has a host of all you can eat buffets. The food scene never disappoints!
Las Vegas has an extensive array of experts and tools useful in holding a trade show or convention. When putting on an exhibit you’ll want to hire press, registration staffing, trade show planning services, transportation, site inspectors, tour companies and more.
Work and Play
Attending a convention in Las Vegas means you also get the benefit of work and play! Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, New York New York, Park MGM, Nomad, The Wynn, Aria and Caesars Palace are some of the amazing resorts and hotels equipped with casinos, pools, spas, shops, restaurants and more. Convention attendees enjoy the days basking in the warm weather and evenings of fun downstairs of their hotel rooms. If gaming isn’t your scene, you can spend your leisure evenings at off strip hotels like the Four Seasons or Waldorf.
These are just some of the many factors that come into play as to why Las Vegas is the no. 1 Trade Show and Convention destination. Attendees keep coming because the amazing weather, food, art and overall culture are hard to beat. There’s no surprise when it comes to exhibit success in Vegas and at AWG our hope is to accommodate you every step of the way.