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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Neon wraps can light up the night for advertising
Vinyl wrap company 5150 Wraps talks about neon wraps, a new technology that the company believes can boost advertising at night. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nevada on the forefront of drone safety
Dr. Chris Walach, senior director of Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, talks to a reporter at NIAS's new Nevada Drone Center for Excellence of Public Safety, located inside the Switch Innevation Center in Las Vegas. K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
Motel 8 on south Strip will become site of hotel-casino
Israeli hoteliers Asher Gabay and Benny Zerah bought Motel 8 on the south Strip for $7.4 million, records show. They plan to bulldoze the property and build a hotel-casino. Motel 8 was built in the 1960s and used to be one of several roadside inns on what's now the south Strip. But it looks out of place today, dwarfed by the towering Mandalay Bay right across the street.
Project billed as one of the world's largest marijuana dispensaries plans to open Nov. 1
Planet 13 co-CEO Larry Scheffler talks about what to expect from the new marijuana dispensary, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Oasis Biotech opens in Las Vegas
Brock Leach, chief operating officer of Oasis Biotech, discusses the new plant factory at its grand opening on July 18. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV Tech Park innovation building breaks ground
Construction on the first innovation building at the UNLV Tech Park is underway. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Caesars Forum Meeting Center
Caesars broke ground Monday on its $375 million Caesars Forum Meeting Center (convention center) just east of the High Roller observation wheel. (Caesars Entertainment)
Technology reshapes the pawn shop industry
Devin Battersby attaches a black-colored device to the back of her iPhone and snaps several of the inside and outside of a Louis Vuitton wallet. The device, installed with artificial intelligence capabilities, analyzes the images using a patented microscopic technology. Within a few minutes, Battersby receives an answer on her app. The designer item is authentic.
Recreational marijuana has been legal in Nevada for one year
Exhale Nevada CEO Pete Findley talks about the one year anniversary of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Young adults aren't saving for retirement
Financial advisors talk about saving trends among young adults. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
President Trump’s tariffs could raise costs for real estate developers, analysts say
President Donald Trump made his fortune in real estate, but by slapping tariffs on imports from close allies, developers in Las Vegas and other cities could get hit hard.
Las Vegas business and tariffs
Barry Yost, co-owner of Precision Tube Laser, LLC, places a metal pipe into the TruLaser Tube 5000 laser cutting machine on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Nevada Film Office Connects Businesses To Producers
The director of the Nevada Film Office discusses its revamped locations database and how it will affect local businesses. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Opendoor isn't the typical house flipping company
Unlike most house flippers, the company aims to make money from transaction costs rather than from selling homes for more than their purchase price.
The Venetian gondoliers sing Italian songs
Gondolier Marciano sings a the classic Italian song "Volare" as he leads guests through the canals of The Venetian in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Building In Logandale
Texas homebuilder D.R. Horton bought 43 lots in rural Logandale. (Eli Segall/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Indoor farming in Southern Nevada
Experts discuss Nevada's indoor farming industry. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former Fontainebleau could have become a Waldorf Astoria
Months after developer Steve Witkoff bought the Fontainebleau last summer, he unveiled plans to turn the mothballed hotel into a Marriott-managed resort called The Drew. But if Richard “Boz” Bosworth’s plans didn’t fall through, the north Las Vegas Strip tower could have become a Waldorf Astoria with several floors of timeshare units. (Eli Segall/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
LVCVA CEO Rossi Ralenkotter announces plans to retire
Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the LVCVA, on Tuesday confirmed a Las Vegas Review-Journal report that he is preparing to retire. Richard N. Velotta/ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cousins Maine Lobster to open inside 2 Las Vegas Smith’s stores
Cousins Maine Lobster food truck company will open inside Las Vegas’ two newest Smith’s at Skye Canyon Park Drive and U.S. Highway 95, and at Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive. Cousins currently sells outside some Las Vegas Smith’s stores and at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices to continue to rise, expert says
Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, gives homebuyers a pulse on the Las Vegas housing market. (Eli Segall/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NV Energy announces clean energy investment
The company is planning to add six solar projects in Nevada, along with the state's first major battery energy storage capacity. Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal
3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close
Days after new sexual misconduct allegations were made against celebrity chef Mario Batali, his company announced Friday that it will close its three Las Vegas restaurants July 27. Employees of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria, all located in The Venetian and Palazzo resorts, were informed of the decision Friday morning. Bastianich is scheduled to visit the restaurants Friday to speak to employees about the next two months of operation as well as how the company plans to help them transition to new positions.
Nevada has its first cybersecurity apprenticeship program
The Learning Center education company in Las Vegas has launched the first apprenticeship program for cybersecurity in Nevada. It was approved by the State Apprenticeship Council on May 15. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas union members voting to authorize the right to strike
Thousands of Las Vegas union members voting Tuesday morning to authorize the right to strike. A “yes” vote would give the union negotiating committee the power to call a strike anytime after June 1 at the resorts that fail to reach an agreement. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Small businesses struggle to find qualified candidates
A 2018 survey found that over two-thirds of small businesses in Nevada find it somewhat to very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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