Las Vegas is widely recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, and for meeting planners, Las Vegas is also the ultimate destination for trade shows and conventions. Las Vegas offers all of the amenities, entertainment and accessibility you need to host a successful and memorable event. Las Vegas weather averages 320 days of sunshine per year and less than five inches of precipitation annually. This warm, dry climate affords meeting planners the ability to book Vegas Conventions at any time of the year, which is sure to boost your attendance.

Here are six top tips when choosing a destination to enhance your next convention or meeting.

  1. Easy navigation.

    Is the venue close to the airport? Choosing a destination that is easy to navigate will help your attendees not only make it to their sessions on time but also network close to their meeting location. McCarran International Airport has more than 950 inbound and outbound flights per day and non-stop service from more than 130 U.S. and internationals cities, making Las Vegas easily accessible from any location. Plus,  inbound Vegas flights are often economical which also increases attendance.  Since proximity is key, locations like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a quick five-minute ride from McCarran Airport and boasts 1,504 rooms and 448 suites. Access to every meeting space is also within a five-minute walk from your hotel room.

  2. Is the space available on your selected dates?

    Las Vegas has more than 11 million sq. ft. of exhibit & meeting space and events may be accommodated easily. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas alone offers over 110,000 square feet of eco-friendly, multi-purpose and flexible engagement space. Whether it’s close and personal or standing room only, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers flexible spaces ready for general sessions, exhibits, breakouts and social events.

  3. Big or small event? Vegas can handle them all.

    Does your meeting location offer accommodations for both large and small groups? With more than 246,000 resort industry employees, Las Vegas provides the best convention experience in the world. Las Vegas Hotels host 6.6 million meeting, conventions with programs ranging in size from 10 to over 150,000 attendees annually.  There’s a multitude of Las Vegas hotel deals available and the market’s experienced group events professionals will walk planners through a variety of options to customize their meeting needs.

  4. Winning Atmosphere

    . Las Vegas generates strong attendance for meetings and trade shows. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority, Las Vegas Conferences and the average Las Vegas Trade Show attendance increases 8 percent when held in Las Vegas. When planning your next meeting or conference, be sure to create a sense of modern style and include the local culture. The atmosphere at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino does just that with a collection of more than $4 million in music memorabilia and playful décor to amuse your attendees. The property offers a wide variety of spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate almost any sized event. From outside pools with a sandy beach to The Joint concert venue, where rock stars from around the world have graced its stage, your event will most definitely have flair.Vegas is truly the ultimate authority on meetings, conventions and trade shows. For more information on Las Vegas conventions and where to get the best Las Vegas deals for your next  meeting or trade show, check out the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority website at

  5. Does the venue meet your tech needs?

    Make the right connection with your guests from cutting edge lighting to audio-visual amenities. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has an extensive range of event technology expertise, support and professional services. Encore Event Technologies is the leader in Las Vegas Events and affords you an AV expert to assist in planning and hosting a successful meeting or event. Located on site at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Encore Technology provides the latest in presentation equipment and services. They are truly the one-stop shop for all of your event planning, design and production needs.

  6. Memorable Dining.

    Las Vegas venues offer a uniquely wide range of dining options from all-you-can-eat buffets to some of the finest restaurants in the world and celebrity chefs can be found at nearly every Las Vegas Hotel. Your Las Vegas Conference attendees will be rewarded with world-class dining options to satisfy just about every culinary taste and dietary need.