Las Vegas recognised for hosting 47 of the biggest shows in the US
For the 24th consecutive year, Las Vegas hosted 47 of the largest shows held in the country last year, helping the city maintain its long-standing reputation as a leading destination for business travel in the US.
“Las Vegas has long been considered a top destination for business travel and 2017 proved to be another astounding year,’ said Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“Last year, a record-breaking 6.6 million people travelled to the destination for business and with a number of high-profile projects like the Las Vegas Convention Center District in the works, in addition to new meeting and convention space being added across the destination, Las Vegas is well-positioned to continue the momentum for decades to come.”
The list by TSNN represents the largest 250 trade shows held in the country each year, ranked by net square footage. According to TSNN’s rankings, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 secured the top spot with more than 2.67 million square feet of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 128,000 attendees and 2375 exhibitors.
Coming in at the No. 2 spot on the list was the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018. The January show spanned 2.6 million net square feet, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues in the city, and drew more than 182,000 attendees.
Las Vegas’ closest competitor was Orlando with 24 shows, followed by Chicago at No. 3 with 21, and Atlanta at No. 4, hosting 20 shows. To see the full TSNN list, visit www.tsnn.com/toplists-us.