In 2011, over 4.8 million convention and trade show delegates traveled to Las Vegas, generating over $4 billion in non-gaming revenue. Las Vegas hosted more than 19,000 meetings and conventions in 2011. 2012 is projected to top these numbers. You can view the largest Las Vegas Conventions or list all conventions by month (See the links above.) The list is updated quarterly.
Las Vegas has maintained its reigning title as the top trade show destination in the country. Itís the 18th consecutive year Las Vegas has held the honor. The ranking comes from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN), which released its list of the top 250 trade shows in the United States. Las Vegas hosted 55 of the largest shows, more than the next two competitors combined."Las Vegas has proven once again that it is the No. 1 trade show destination in the United States with an impressive 55 shows on the 2011 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list," said Rachel Wimberly, president and editor-in-chief of Trade Show News Network. "Not only did Las Vegas attract the most shows, but several of the shows also saw impressive growth."
Currently, Las Vegas has more than 10.5 million square feet of convention and meeting space, including the Las Vegas Convention Center's 2.3 million square feet, Mandalay Bay's 1.7 million-square-foot conference center and the 2.25 million-square-foot Sands Expo and Convention Center.