8 Popular Las Vegas Conventions and Trade Shows

There are many popular Las Vegas conventions that attract tens of thousands of visitors to this city every year. These include well known events such as MAGIC Marketplace, and those that may appeal to a more limited demographic such as the World of Concrete trade show or the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

Las Vegas is the city that always has something going on, and there is usually more than one event being held at any given time. The following conventions draw in anywhere from 35,000 attendees up to more than 150,000. It is possible to find popular shows during every month of the year and many are booked far in advance.

1. International Consumer Electronics Show

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There are many popular Las Vegas conventions that attract tens of thousands of visitors to this city every year. Trade show exhibit booth by the Design Factory

This is one of the Las Vegas conventions that is held for the electronics sector, and it is a top attraction for those in this industry. It covers four days and the last time it was held more than 150,000 people came. This convention is not open to the general public. You must be in the electronics industry or a related sector to attend, and the complete price for everything is $200 right now.

2. ConnAgg and ConExpo Las Vegas Conventions

ConnAgg and ConExpo are Las Vegas conventions for the construction industries, and these typically draw in crowds of 100,000 or more. This is another event that is not for the general public but if you are in construction in any way then it may be a good choice.

3. AAPEX

The Automotive AfterMarket Products Expo will be start on November 5 in 2013, and it lasts three days. There will be over 1,700 exhibits and if it is vehicle related it can usually be found here. This is an expo for the automotive industry which attracts more than 100,000 usually.

4. National Association of Broadcasters

This is one of the Las Vegas conventions that is open to the general public, and it is held for the broadcasting industry. Professionals in this field come from all over to attend.

5. SHOT Show

The SHOT Show is a convention for those who are in the firearms industry, as well as related sectors and products. SHOT stands for Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trades, and this convention draws in around 60,000 people when it is held. Archery, ammunition, cutlery, and even camping supplies and products are featured along with firearms.

6. MAGIC Marketplace

This is one of the Las Vegas conventions that is usually held twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall. MAGIC Marketplace is a must for those in the fashion and apparel industries. The latest designs can be seen on the runways, and celebrity appearances are common. There are seminars, parties, concerts, and entertainment along with the latest fashions, accessories, and footwear.

7. World of Concrete

World of Concrete is one of the Las Vegas conventions that may not be glamorous sounding, but it is very popular for those in the concrete industry. The February 2013 event attracted around 50,000 visitors from around the country and world. The general public is welcome, and there are seminars and guest speakers as well as exhibits and banquets.

8. MINExpo International

Professionals in the mining industry visit Las Vegas for the MINExpo International convention. This event is normally held once every four years and people in this sector travel from around the world to attend.

What Las Vegas conventions have you attended in the past and which was your favorite?

Elizabeth Crane

Elizabeth Crane grew up not wearing a helmet, drinking from the hose and not wearing a seat belt. She managed to survive and now spends her time developing websites, drinking coffee, and eating chocolate.

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