31 March 2014
Las Vegas said it has been named the No. 1 trade show destination for the 20th consecutive year, according to the Trade Show News Network´s “2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list
Las Vegas hosted 53 of the largest shows.
“We are proud of our standing as the top trade show destination for a historic two decades,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Maintaining the No. 1 ranking is a collaborative effort and a testament to all of the hard working people who make Las Vegas a premier business destination year after year.”
The coveted list by Trade Show News Network represents the top 250 trade shows held in the country last year, ranked by net square footage. The 53 shows in Las Vegas encompassed 20,113,046 net square feet, or 31.2 percent percent of the total space for all 250 shows. The largest single show was International CES, held in Las Vegas, at more than 1.9m square feet.
Las Vegas´ two closest competitors are Chicago with 29 shows and Orlando hosting 24. To see the full TSNN list, visit http://www.tsnn.com/toplists-us.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.