Las Vegas is in the top 3 U.S. cities when it comes to popular U.S. city destinations for large trade shows and conferences. According to Cvent, Vegas ranked #3 just behind Chicago and Orlando in popular trade show destinations in 2013. Its large hotel capacity, amazing entertainment, warm weather and reputation as “Sin City” all help to keep money flowing into its city coffers. Another study showed that in 2012, Las Vegas hosted 60 of the top 250 trade shows – that’s nearly a quarter of all trade shows combined.
Top trade shows like their attendees to mix business with pleasure; it’s good for the local economy as well as for trade show enjoyment. Here are five big trade shows coming up in fall 2014 in Las Vegas that should be on your calendar if you’re in these industries.
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Nov. 4 – 11
The global automobile aftermarket is a huge industry, representing nearly $400 billion in annual sales. Over 100,000 car managers, shop operators and auto chains professionals from around the globe come to Las Vegas for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. This is the show to connect with key influencers and decision makers in the auto target market. Attendees will network with auto shop retailers, car jobbers, wholesale parts distributors, service sector executives and many other auto-focused professionals.
Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 7-10
If you’re involved in convenience store retail, then this is the show to attend. The National Association of Convenience Stores’ Annual Meeting & Exposition brings together over 20,000 attendees who own and operate convenience store and fuel centers. Exhibitors will show off new products and retailer options at their trade show displays to help the owners increase sales. These retailers serve millions of consumers across all demographics.
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
A gaming trade show in Vegas? Win-Win! Over 17,000 people are expected to attend this 3-day expo to improve their knowledge about gaming processes and to get customers to spend more money. This conference provides attendees with information about ways to attract Millennials to gaming, behavioral trends of American gamblers, “Big Data” analytics and cybersecurity.
Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 20-23
If you’re looking for an event that focuses on innovative technologies, the Solar Energy Trade Show should fill the bill. More than 700 exhibitors representing the forefront of green energy will be there. Learn how they promote their solar technologies or panel installations to companies and the expected 15,000-plus attendees from over 75 countries.
Las Vegas Convention Center, October 22-24
Learn about communications and/or get your message in front of the graphics community at this trade show attended by 23,000 industry professionals. There’s little doubt that this show will have some of the most innovative and effective trade show display signage based on who the exhibitors are – graphics professionals.
To attend these shows, check out the calendar at VegasMeansBusiness.com – it lets you search for shows sorting by venue, date, number of attendees or number of exhibitors. And if you’re exhibiting at these shows, let the experts at Northwest Creative Imaging help you with trade show display ideas. Take advantage of a free consultation with one of NWCI’s experts today.