Las Vegas Conventions

Some of the largest conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area:

Location Dates Attendance

American Production and Inventory Control Society Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 13-22 2,000

California Statewide Law Enforcement Association Flamingo Oct. 14-17 500

Men’s Division International Riviera Oct. 14-17 300

United States Military Academy Mandalay Bay Oct. 14-17 100

Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA Platinum Oct. 14-18 100

Bick International Circus Circus Oct. 15-17 1,000

Braun Corp. M Resort Oct. 15-18 250

Design Build Institute of America Caesars Palace Oct. 15-22 1,500

Jetcareers/Aviation Career Expo Palms Oct. 15-19 300

Love Systems Super Conference Harrah’s Oct. 15-17 150

American Society of Civil Engineers Bally’s Oct. 16-24 800

National Education Association Alexis Park Oct. 16-19 170

Ad Softball World Series Golden Nugget Oct. 17-21 500

California Grocers Association Mandalay Bay Oct. 17-19 900

International Academy of Business and Economics Circus Circus Oct. 17-20 300

International Sourdough Palace Station Oct. 17-21 100

Parenteral Drug Association JW Marriott Oct. 17-19 250

Real Estate Investment Securities Association Paris Las Vegas Oct. 17-19 600

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Tropicana Oct. 17-22 200

Credit Union Association of New Mexico Monte Carlo Oct. 18-20 200

Institute of Internal Auditors/All-Star Conference Encore Oct. 18-20 325

Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Alexis Park Oct. 18-20 100

Quiznos/Operations Field Team Training Harrah’s Oct. 18-22 100

RMI Solutions World Wide Remedy User Group Hard Rock Hotel Oct. 18-22 400

Technology Services World Conference The Mirage Oct. 18-21 800

Western CPE/Oct 2010 Continuing Education The Mirage Oct. 18-23 200

Bank Administration Institute Retail Delivery Mandalay Bay Oct. 19-21 4,300

Gov-Con Solutions Inc. Rio Oct. 19-20 400

TechEd The Venetian Oct. 19-22 5,000

Construction Financial Management Association Caesars Palace Oct. 20-22 500

Credit Managers Asssociation of California Golden Nugget Oct. 20-22 225

Metalcon International Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 20-22 8,000

Qdoba Marketing Mind Meld Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 20-22 100

Redwood Collaborative Software Test Performance The Mirage Oct. 20-29 250

American Postal Workers Health Plan Tropicana Oct. 21-23 300

Association of Steel Distributors Encore Oct. 21-24 100

Episcopal Diocese of Nevada Santa Fe Station Oct. 21-24 210

Meeting Professionals International San Diego Golden Nugget Oct. 21 150

SMB Nation Annual Fall Conference Flamingo Oct. 21-24 700

StandUp for Kids Monte Carlo Oct. 21-23 200

Live Design International Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 22-24 11,000

IEEE Computer Society Monte Carlo Oct. 23-26 100

Conference on Gay and Lesbian Tourism The Mirage Oct. 24-26 200

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Green Valley Ranch Resort Oct. 24-27 120

CFO Conferences Annual Rising Conference JW Marriott Oct. 24-27 375

National Purchasing Institute Bally’s Oct. 24-27 125

United Communications Group Palazzo Oct. 24-26 1,500

USTA/Marketing Outlook Forum Caesars Palace Oct. 24-28 350

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With holidays around the corner, department stores hiring extra staff
J.C. Penny hired 72 seasonal workers this year at the Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson in order to handle the heavy traffic of the holiday shopping season. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Startup Weekend fosters new businesses
With the help of entrepreneurial peers and an expert panel of mentors, Techstars Startup Weekend fosters the ideas of attendees into marketable business plans. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mecum Car Auction in Las Vegas
The Mecum Auctions is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Construction underway for new Google Data Center
Henderson is slated to be home to a new Google data center in December 2020. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved $25.2 million in tax abatements for Design LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The company plans to build the data center on 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway.
Anthony Rufo talks about his new product, an in-home digital companion and monitor.
Anthony Rufo talks about his new product, HAPPIE Home technology, an in-home digital companion and monitor designed for unpaid family caregivers that gives personalized alerts, messages and reminders. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Holiday parades help bring shoppers to Downtown Summerlin
Sports Town USA floor manager Angela Gardonio talks about the work that goes into the Downtown Summerlin holiday parades and how they benefit her and other businesses there.
Final vote on CG Technology
Final commission vote on the $2 million settlement for CG Technology.
Happie Home Startup Establishing Headquarters In Las Vegas
Digital companion startup company Happie Home is establishing its headquarters in Las Vegas after receiving tax abatements from the Governor's Office of Economic Development on Nov. 15. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Facebook-branded space inside of Macy’s at the Fashion Show shopping center
A Facebook-branded space inside of Macy’s at the Fashion Show shopping center will showcase 13 small businesses in November and December and seven in January. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
T-Mobile uses ticketing data to plan for event
T-Mobile Executive Director of Arena Operations explains how ticket sales data and demographics help plan staffing, vendors, parking and operations for an event.
Costco opens its doors in southwest Henderson
Costco has opened its fifth Las Vegas-area location near the intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Amigo Street. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas strip mall and office park
The Krausz Cos. and WG Group bought a strip mall and an office park in Las Vegas for nearly $80 million total. They acquired a portion of Tropicana Beltway Center in the southwest valley for $59 million. They also acquired the Westbay office complex in the Las Vegas Medical District. The buyers are former owners of The Gramercy, a once-mothballed mixed-use project in the Las Vegas suburbs. They sold The Gramercy in phases for more than $100 million.
Mario Barth talks about the growth of the tattoo industry
Celebrity tattoo artist and business owner Mario Barth talks about the growth of the tattoo industry at The World of Tattoo industry trade show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas
$7.5M Las Vegas pot dispensary opens near Las Vegas Strip
Planet 13, which bills itself as one of the largest dispensaries in the world, opened to the public Thursday. It has entertainment including an interactive floor and floating orbs. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Caesars CEO to step down next year
Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora will leave the casino company in February. Frissora has been CEO since July 2015. He was named CEO right after Caesars' operating company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Caesars Entertainment emerged from bankruptcy protection in October 2017 Before Caesars, Frissora spent seven years as chairman and CEO of Naples, Fla.,-based Hertz He led the consolidation of the rental-car industry through Hertz‘s acquisition of the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.
Planet 13 in Las Vegas adds twist to marijuana dispensary look
Planet 13, which bills itself as one of the largest dispensaries in the world, opened to the public Thursday. The dispensary is located near the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, near Trump International, in Las Vegas. Planet 13 has plans in the future for a coffee shop, a tasting room for marijuana-infused beer and wine, a lounge for consuming marijuana on site if that is legalized and space for food.
Caesars Entertainment opening 2 resorts in Dubai
Cove Beach will open on Meraas’ Bluewaters Island in Dubai in November and Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and The Residences at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai will open in December. (Caesars Entertainment)
Bellagio, MGM Resorts International’s luxury hotel turns 20
The more than 3,000-room Bellagio hotel is situated on the site of the former Dunes Hotel. The Dunes was imploded in 1993, and construction of the Bellagio started in 1996. It cost $1.6 billion to build, making it the most expensive hotel in the world at the time. The Bellagio was former Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn’s second major casino on the Strip after The Mirage. MGM Resorts International acquired the property from Steve Wynn in 2000. (Tara Mack/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Facial recognition software at G2E – Todd Prince
Shing Tao, CEO of Las Vegas-based Remark Holdings, talks about his facial recognition product. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal, speaks about his new Las Vegas chicken restaurant
Former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal, speaks about his new Las Vegas chicken restaurant. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM
MGM Resorts International executive and professional poker player Bobby Baldwin is set to leave MGM.
Caesars has new armed emergency response teams
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has created armed emergency response teams. They are composed of former military and law enforcement officials. "These teams provide valuable additional security capabilities,” Caesars spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish said. Caesars is hiring Security Saturation Team supervisors, managers and officers, according to LinkedIn. The company did not say how many people it plans to hire for the units. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas, airlines prepare for CES
CES in January is expected to attract more than 180,000 attendees. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
AGS partners with Vegas Golden Knights
AGS is the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of Class II slot machines used primarily in tribal jurisdictions. It announced a marketing partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Lehman Brothers bet big on Las Vegas
Lehman Brothers collapsed 10 years ago, helping send the country into the Great Recession.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Ross & Snow launches in Las Vegas
Luxury shoe brand Ross & Snow has opened in Las Vegas, featuring "functional luxury" with premium shearling footwear. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remote Identification and Drones
DJI vice president of policy and public affairs discusses using remote identification on drones. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Drones and public safety in Nevada
Two representatives in the drone industry discuss UAV's impact on public safety. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Frontier Airlines to launch flights from Las Vegas to Mexico
Frontier, a Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier, will become the first airline in more than a decade to offer international service to Canada and Mexico from Las Vegas when flights to Cancun and Los Cabos begin Dec. 15. (Rick Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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