Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a perennial presence on many top meetings and events destination lists, and for good reason.

The city is constantly buzzing—yes, it’s famous for casinos, but Vegas is so much more. It’s home to celebrity restaurants, innovative hotels and multiple convention centers. In fact, one of the biggest gatherings in the meetings and events industry—IMEX America—is held in Las Vegas every year.

As business continues to grow in sunny Las Vegas, so does the city’s development.

The Las Vegas Convention Center is expanding; the $375 million CAESARS FORUM, a new conference center home to the world’s two largest pillarless ballrooms, is opening in 2020; and the inspiring multi-purpose MGM Sphere behind the Venetian, covered in LED screens, promises innovative events when it opens in 2021.

For meetings both big and small, Las Vegas has something for every group, and continues to make updates and additions to its venue portfolio with attendees in mind. Couple that with its infectiously fun personality, Las Vegas is poised to remain a top choice for meetings and events for many years.

Getting to Las Vegas

Airports Serving Las Vegas: McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the main airport serving Las Vegas. It’s conveniently located about three and a half miles by car from The Strip. The easiest way to travel to and from the airport is via car—taxis, limousines, rental cars and ride shares are the best options.

Public Transit in Las Vegas: The Monorail—a train that runs up and down The Strip—is a popular choice among visitors to Las Vegas. A one-way ticket is $5 and a full-day pass is $13.

You can purchase several multi-day pass options up to seven days. The train has seven stops, many of which are at big meeting hubs like the Las Vegas Convention Center and Caesar’s Palace.

Getting Around Las Vegas: If you’re traveling to Las Vegas for meetings, there’s a good chance home base will be on The Strip. The Strip isn’t as compact as it seems—it’s about four miles long, so walking isn’t always the best option to and from facilities. Rental cars are available at McCarran International Airport.

Many hotels and casinos offer free or affordable parking. Ride shares like Uber and Lyft and taxis abound in Las Vegas and are a convenient option for meeting delegates.

CVB Information

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)
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Phone Number:
3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109
Social Media:, @LVCVA

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The Convention Center

Las Vegas Convention Center

One of the most popular meetings and events destinations in the world calls for a lot of meeting space, and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) delivers.

The facility is located next to The Strip and is home to 3.2 million square feet of space—the exhibition space is about 2 million square feet, and the 144 meeting rooms encompass about 250,000 square feet of meeting space. Capacities in these spaces can range from 20 to 2,500, making it an ideal destination for small and large meetings.

The convention center is one of the busiest centers in the world and is also conveniently located within three miles of 100,000 guest rooms. Additionally, it sits only four miles from McCarran International Airport.

The Las Vegas Convention Center District is in the middle of a big expansion project. Currently, the project is in the $935 million Phase Two, adding 1.4 million square feet to the convention center, including 600,000 square feet of new leasable exhibit space. The aim for completion is in time for Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021.

Phase Three, will renovate the existing 3.2 million-square-foot facility, and is on track for completion in 2023.

Other notable convention centers include Mandalay Bay Convention Center and Sands Expo & Convention Center.