Las Vegas Conventions To Look Forward To In 2014

Posted on Jan 20 2014 - 10:16am by Melissa Page

Las Vegas

In addition to being the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is also known as the convention capital of America. In 2011 alone, it hosted 45 of 200 of the largest conventions in the country – ranging from business conventions, high-tech products, elaborate game fairs, and many more. Earlier this month, Las Vegas attracted over 150,000 visitors from around the globe with the Consumer Electronics Show.

Here are some of the other upcoming Las Vegas conventions in 2014.

Night Club & Bar Show 2014

March 25 – 26, 2014

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Nightlife Operators, Managers and enthusiasts, Restaurant owners, Bartenders, Chefs

Expecting 31,000 attendees, the Night Club & Bar Show is one of the largest trade shows in the industry. It is an annual three-day conference that offers endless revenue-generating ideas, network opportunities, and the latest trends in the nightlife industry with product launches, educational workshops, technology advancement, beer and wine tastings, and special red carpet appearances.

Annual International Pizza Expo 2014

March 25 – 27, 2014

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Pizzeria owners, operators, managers, and food brokers

This three-day expo includes over 80 education seminars and cooking demonstrations, pizza boot camps, pizza exhibits, as well as the world-renowned pizza-making contests. Onstage entertainment as well as free food and drinks are also provided once you register.

National Association of Broadcasters 2014

April 7- 10, 2014

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Media and entertainment Professionals

Professionals from over 150 countries flock to Las Vegas for the world’s largest electronic media show,  National Association of Broadcasters 2014. This convention offers creative inspiration and technologies to develop, manage, and deliver content across all mediums: broadcast, film, digital media, entertainment, sports, education, IT, and more.

Official Star Trek

July 31 – August 3, 2014

Rio All-Suite Hotel

*Fans of Star Trek and Sci-fi enthusiasts

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most popular conventions in Las Vegas. Going strong for almost ten years, the Star Trek convention attracts thousands science fiction fans from all over the world. Some even come in costume! Vendors of this convention will be offering products, and other merchandise with a Star Trek theme.

Magic Marketplace Spring Show 2014

February 18 – 20, 2014

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Fashion buyers and brands

Magic Marketplace Fall Show 2014

August 18 – 20, 2014

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Fashion buyers and brands

Whether a first-timer or a pro, any fashion enthusiast would love to attend Magic Marketplace Show. Every February and August, this show exhibits contemporary clothesline and footwear, bringing the whole industry together for inspiration in the heart of Vegas. Slowly becoming the best destination for designer brands and fashion buyers, Magic Week gives us a sneak peek on what the world will be wearing.

Solar Power International 2014

October 20 – 23, 2014

Las Vegas Convention Center

*Solar Energy Industry Professionals

Are you a professional in solar energy and related fields? If so, the Solar Power International is the conference to attend this year. For four full days, this comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition will allow you to  meet, greet, and learn from solar integrators, installers, contractors, engineering firms across the U.S. and help you launch new products.

Las Vegas conventions come and go all year ‘round and cater to a wide range of audiences. If you’re one of those interested attendees, here are a few tips to take note of:

  • To ensure you get the best deals, book your flight and accommodation in advance. Some airlines and hotels in Las Vegas offer discounts to convention attendees who book early.
  • If you’re a newbie, buy a map. You wouldn’t want to get lost and miss your favorite part of the convention.
  • Make dinner reservations. With so many visitors like yourself, restaurants will be packed with diners.
  • Pack snacks and wear comfortable clothing.
  • Bring power banks. You wouldn’t know when you’d need it the most.

Enjoy! You’re in Vegas – make the most out of it!

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Melissa Page is a social media contributor with over four years of professional writing experience. She writes about business, marketing, and her newest favorite, travel. Follow her on her friends' group blog, Word Baristas or on Twitter @Melissapage90.