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Las Vegas’ largest tradeshows return in 2015/2016 

Four of the largest tradeshows held in Las Vegas, including No. 1 International CES, No. 2 SEMA Show, No. 8 World of Concrete Exposition and No. 9 ASD LV, will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). These four shows together will bring an estimated 394,000 business delegates to the destination generating nearly $518 million in non-gaming economic impact.

SEMA Show is considered the second largest tradeshow held in Las Vegas.

Fresh off a successful 2014 show, the SEMA Show will return to the convention center Nov. 3-6, 2015. The SEMA Show is part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) that brings the industry’s top products and experts from all over the world to Las Vegas. An estimated 140,000 people attend AAIW generating $184 million in non-gaming economic impact.

The largest tradeshow in North America, International CES has called Las Vegas home since 1978.
The largest tradeshow in North America, International CES has called Las Vegas home since 1978.

International CES is the largest tradeshow in North America. Following its January 2015 show, it will be back at the LVCC on Jan. 6-9, 2016. Considered the world’s premier annual innovation event featuring the latest in consumer electronics, the show moved to Las Vegas in 1978 and is expected to draw an estimated 160,000 attendees from more than 140 countries, generating an economic impact of more than $210.2 million.

World of Concrete is gearing up for their largest show in more than six years with more than 600,000 net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space and more than 1,100 exhibitors when it returns from Feb. 2-5, 2015. The 2014 World of Concrete tradeshow and convention attracted 48,000 people generating $63.1 million in non-gaming economic impact.

Held twice a year, Associated Surplus Dealers (ASD) LV is a retail merchandise tradeshow bringing the world’s widest variety of products together in one efficient location. Poised to return March 1-4, 2015, ASD LV regularly draws 46,000 attendees and generates a non-gaming economic impact of $60.4 million.

Also returning to the LVCC in 2015 and 2016:

  • Catersource, March 10-11, 2015
  • National Automatic Merchandising Association, April 22-24, 2015
  • CHAMPS Tradeshow, July 21-23, 2015
  • Emergency Medical Services, Sept. 16-18, 2015
  • Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Show, Sept. 16-19, 2015
  • Mario Barth’s Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth, Sept. 18-20, 2015
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Health and Fitness Expo, Nov. 13-14, 2015
  • NBAA 2015- Business Aviation Convention, No. 17-19, 2015
  • Vacuum Dealers Trade Association, Jan. 28-30, 2016
  • Travel Goods Association, March 10-12, 2016

The LVCC is the third largest convention center in the country hosting approximately 1.2 million business delegates every year and generating nearly $1.7 billion in annual economic impact for the local economy.

Show rankings are based on estimated number of attendees for 2015 citywide conventions in Las Vegas.


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