By number of largest shows, Las Vegas is the No. 1 tradeshow destination for the 20th consecutive year.
According to the Trade Show News Network's "2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States" Las Vegas was host to 53 of the largest shows. A distant No. 2 is Chicago, 29 shows, followed by No. 3 Orlando, 24.
The TSNN list represents the top 250 tradeshows in the country last year, ranked by net square footage. The 53 shows in Las Vegas encompassed 20.1 million sq. ft. net, or 31.2 percent of the total space for all 250 shows. The largest single show was International CES, held in Las Vegas, which had more than 1.9 million sq. ft. There were more than 22,000 meetings in Las Vegas in 2013.
Las Vegas CVA is moving forward with plans for the Las Vegas Global Business District, which includes adding exhibit, meeting and general session space to the Las Vegas Convention Center and a comprehensive multimodal transportation hub.