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2013 Las Vegas Convention/Tradeshow Facts

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2013 Las Vegas Convention/Tradeshow Facts
Feature & Photography by Steve Moskowitz

Las Vegas annually hosts 55 of 250 of the nation’s largest conventions and tradeshows. This brings in over $6 billion dollars into the local economy and creates 58,000 jobs yearly. The city is once again the top convention, tradeshow and meeting destination in the U.S., with over 21,600 events scheduled for 2013.

Largest Yearly Las Vegas Conventions/Tradeshows
(by Attendance):
1. CES-Intl. Consumer Electronics Show (155,000)
2. SEMA-Specialty Equipment Market (130,000)
3. NAB-National Assoc. of Broadcasters Show (96,000)
4. MAGIC Intl. Fashion Marketplace (80,000)
5. NAHB-National Assoc. of Home Builders (62,000)
6. SHOT-Shooting, Hunting, & Outdoor Tradeshow (61,000)
7. Intl. Market Center Gift & Home Show (50,000)
8. World of Concrete Expo (50,000)
9. ASD-Assoc. Of Surplus Dealers (48,000)
10. CTIA-Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assoc. (40,000)

Largest Las Vegas Convention/Tradeshow Facilities
(in sq ft-Square Feet):
1. Las Vegas Convention Center (2.3 million sq ft)
2. Mandalay Bay Resort (1.7 million sq ft)
3. Sands Expo and Convention Center (1.2 million sq ft)
4. MGM Grand Resort (594,000 sq ft)
5. Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center (510,000 sq ft)
6. Aria and Caesars Palace Hotels (300,000 sq ft)
7. Bellagio, LVH and Wynn Vegas Hotels (200,000 sq ft)
8. Bally’s Hotel (175,000 sq ft)
9. Mirage Hotel (172,000 sq ft)
10. Rio and South Point Hotels (160,000 sq ft)

Largest U.S. Convention/Tradeshow Facilities
(in sq ft -Square Feet):
1. McCormick Place, Chicago (2.7 million sq ft)
2. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas (2.3 million sq ft)
3. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando (2.1 million sq ft)
4. Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta (1.5 million sq ft)
5. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas (1.0 million sq ft)
6. Anaheim Convention Center, Anahiem (800,000 sq ft)
7. Mascone Center, San Francisco (700,000 sq ft)
8. San Diego Convention Center, San Diego (616,000 sq ft)
9. Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix (312,000 sq ft)

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