For years, Interbike, the U.S. bicycle industry’s premier trade show, held annually in Las Vegas, has been all about bicycle shop owners visiting bike manufacturers and ordering new inventory from exhibitors.
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Bicycle exhibitors and bike dealers attending Interbike, the national bicycle industry show in Las Vegas, had mixed reactions Friday when show organizers allowed consumers into the business-to-business show for the first time.
A collection of coffee mugs bearing the names of destinations across the United States covered the convention space, interspersed with neon-colored sweats, stickers, plush toys, keychains and most anything else you’d see in a tourist souvenir shop throughout the country.
Need to find a snazzy bottle for your new energy drink? What about an eye-catching box for Grandma’s homemade cake? This is the place to go.
When the nation’s bicycle industry gathers in Las Vegas for its annual Interbike trade show this week, America’s bike companies are in for a surprise — their host area is growing into a real bike town.
Ashley Fox recalled opening her pole fitness business in midtown Manhattan a year and a half ago. It cost her and her business partner $25,000 to launch the new venture and she faced the task of educating prospective customers that she used a 10-foot-tall pole for fitness purposes, not stripping.
Through Sunday, GayDays Las Vegas is in the city to play by the pool and reach out to the LGBT demographic.
There is also a specific brand of convention that brings together people who share a deep love, more an obsession, for something — the fan convention.
A red, knee-length pencil dress covered in sequins takes center stage at the Bettie Page exhibit. Models wearing a mix of the brand’s dresses while sporting pinup-style makeup promote the clothing to passers-by. Las Vegas fashion players are out and about this week.
A white carpet weaves throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, giving the venue a feel that something chic is happening here. At Mandalay Bay, thousands of young men wearing designer jeans walk the corridors outside the fashion trade shows.
A man wearing a black fedora with a tall turquoise feather sticking out of it walks into the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday morning. Just ahead of him, another man is wearing salmon-colored casual sneakers.
“Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is due to the triumph of enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
LAS VEGAS CONVENTIONS
It’s the one weekend each year when you can celebrate everything “Star Trek” and rub elbows — or pointy ears, or whatever — with fellow fans and stars of the franchise that’s so far spawned five series and a dozen movies.
LAS VEGAS CONVENTIONS Conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area this week: Location Dates Attendance APA Courses/Seminars: Payroll 201 Meet Las Vegas Aug. 5-9 50 Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Inc. Convention Suncoast Aug. 7-11 125 The College Board AP...
“We’re more attainable — we’re natural, real. We’re not all plastic,” says plus-size porn actress Mimi Melons about the allure of BBW porn. BBW stands for “big beautiful women,” and that allure brings a few hundred exhibitors and attendees to the annual BBW Fanfest at the Tuscany in Las Vegas.
Looking around, the attendees at Black Hat security conference at Caesars Palace don’t appear to be particularly hostile, but Black Hat’s registration confirmation tells a different story: “You are about to enter one the most hostile environments in the world,” it reads.
Conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area this week: Location Dates Attendance Association of National Aerobic Championships Red Rock Resort July 29-Aug. 2 2,400 TearScience Sales Meeting Westin July 29-31 25 Manheim — GE Drive for SHow, Putt for...
Through Sunday, the who’s who of the large ladies segment of the adult industry will be in Las Vegas for BBW Fanfest 2013, a meeting akin to the Adult Video News’ annual trade show but limited to big women and those who love them.
In a year, the Las Vegas meetings industry supports nearly 57,000 jobs and generates more than $6.7 billion in local economic impact. In the U.S., the industry employs almost 2 million people.
If you are looking for hard-to-find tickets to a big concert or event, there are an extra 1,000 or so people in Las Vegas this week who could probably help you.
Look closely, and you’ll see the new talk of the town.
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