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Las Vegas Maintains Title as Top Trade Show Spot

Apr 01, 2017


LAS VEGAS, NV, USA - Once again, Las Vegas maintains its long-standing reputation as the leading destination for business travel. For the 23rd consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the country’s No. 1 trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) “2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list. According to the list, Las Vegas hosted 57 of the largest shows held in the country last year.

“Las Vegas is committed to providing the best possible venues, service and experience for trade shows and meetings, and being named the country’s No. 1 destination for a 23rd year in a row is an honor,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “We are determined to maintain this distinction through our commitment to always staying ahead of the competition and listening to our customers. To continue to provide the best possible experience for our customers and potential new clients, the LVCVA is expanding and renovating the Las Vegas Convention Center to meet those needs. Vegas means business, and this investment in our future is crucial to remaining the No. 1 business destination.”

The coveted 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, the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016 show again secured the top spot with more than 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space across several Las Vegas convention facilities, welcomed more than 3,800 exhibitors and more than 177,000 attendees.

"Once again, Las Vegas snagged the No. 1 spot of the 2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List," said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. "It's no surprise that so many shows choose Las Vegas as their host city, with all the amazing convention facilities, restaurants, hotels and entertainment possibilities, along with much, much more, it has to offer."

Las Vegas’ closest competitor was Orlando with 25 shows, followed by Chicago at No. 3 with 20, and New York at No. 4, hosting 19 shows. To see the full TSNN list, visit http://www.tsnn.com/toplists-us.

In Photo: CES 2017, Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center