SCHEDULED CONVENTIONS

Location Dates Attendance

2008 U.S.A. Wrestling Holiday Classic Las Vegas Convention Center Dec. 19-20 3,500

Young Sindhi Adults New Year’s Eve Celebration The Westin Dec. 31-Jan. 4 125

Big Rock West Show 2009 The Mirage Jan. 1-5 500

Pacific Coast Horse Association South Point Jan. 2-5 300

Logitech CES 2009 Las Vegas Hilton Jan. 4-13 150

Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers Paris Las Vegas Jan. 5-9 1,000

Management Concepts Training Seminar Embassy Suites Airport Jan. 5-7 15

2009 Management Summit Red Rock Resort Jan. 6-9 250

EnVista enVision Green Valley Ranch Resort Jan. 6-7 60

Storage Visions Conference Flamingo Las Vegas Jan. 6-7 500

2009 International Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 8-11 148,000

Adult Entertainment Expo 2009 Sands Expo Jan. 8-11 37,000

Home Entertainment Show – T.H.E. Show Alexis Park Jan. 8-11 4,600

Mid-America Auctions – Annual Motorcycle Auction 2009 South Point Jan. 8-10 500

International Coin & Stamp Collectors Society Circus Circus Jan. 9-11 1,000

Microstrategy World 2009 Wynn Las Vegas Jan. 9-18 1,800

2009 Chapter Scientific Meeting Golden Nugget Jan. 10-11 160

AP Television and Radio Association of California/Nevada Palace Station Jan. 10-11 35

Five Star Painting 2009 Annual Convention Treasure Island Jan. 11-14 90

UNLV Tourism Convention Administration Gold Coast Jan. 11-16 25

UNLV Tourism Convention Administration Gold Coast Jan. 11-16 25

American College of Osteopathic Internists The Venetian Jan. 12-15 90

American for Effective Law Enforcement/Jail & Prisoner Legal Issues The Orleans Jan. 12-14 75

Beauty Expo USA Trade Show Riviera Jan. 12-13 1,000

National Guard Bureau – 2009 J2 Intelligence Training Workshop New York-New York Jan. 12-15 100

US Department of the Air Force DMSWG NATO Meeting Embassy Suites Jan. 12-16 40

International Right of Way Federal Agency Flamingo Las Vegas Jan. 13-15 400

Management Concepts Training Seminar Embassy Suites Airport Jan. 13 15

RSM McGladrey Internal Controls Seminar Planet Hollywood Resort Jan. 13-14 40

The PPAI Expo 2009 Mandalay Bay Jan. 13-16 24,500

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA SPD Seminar Training Alexis Park Jan. 13-15 65

Let Me Learn Hyatt Place Jan. 14-16 100

Management Concepts Training Seminar Embassy Suites Airport Jan. 14-16 25

Parker Seminars–2009 Annual Winter Convention Las Vegas Hilton Jan. 14- 17 3,500

Medical Reserve Corps The Westin Jan. 15-16 32

Tour of Champions 2009 Paris Las Vegas Jan. 15-18 60

Western Beauty Rep Association Western Buying Conference 2009 Bally’s Jan. 15-17 500

PKF North American Network/Canadian Partners Roundtable Bellagio Jan. 16 14

Henry Ford Health System Bellagio Jan. 18-20 500

Inter-State Studio & Publishing/2009 Winter Sales Meeting Golden Nugget Jan. 18-20 95

TectaAmerica Operations Meeting Golden Nugget Jan. 18-20 130

JEDEC Solid State Technology JC 14 and Subcommittee Meeting Tuscany Jan. 19-23 40

Annual International Builders Show Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 20-23 90,000

Sierra Pacific Windows Tuscany Jan. 20-22 75

Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show Sands Expo Jan. 21-23 15,000

American College of Emergency Physicians The Venetian Jan. 22-26 160

International Brotherhood of Magicians Clarion Emerald Springs Jan. 22-25 45

Laborie Medical Technologies Hampton Inn Tropicana Jan. 22-24 20

Large Show Roundtable Sands Expo Jan. 22 20

MedLearn – Advanced Interventional Radiology Coding Seminar MGM Grand Jan. 22-23 75

National Contract Management Association Luxor Jan. 22-24 120

American Gastroenterological Association The Venetian Jan. 23-25 500

California Council of Testing & Inspection Agencies Treasure Island Jan. 23-24 35

Mahindra Tractors – US National Dealer Meeting South Point Jan. 23-28 400

SOURCE: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (www.visitlasvegas.com)

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