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Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas is known as Sin City, but it can also be called Trade Show City. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) hosts some of the largest trade shows in the United States, including the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Magic apparel and accessories show. With 3.2 million square feet of exhibit and event space, including 144 meeting rooms and 25-foot ceiling heights, there's plenty of room for any event. The venue comprises two main halls, North Hall and South Hall, with more than 1.9 million square feet of dedicated exhibit space. Located less than a mile from the Strip, the convention center is perfectly positioned for attendees that want to mix business with leisure.


WHERE TO SLEEP
Featuring nearly 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas makes finding accommodations easy. The Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center is a stone's throw from the LVCC, and there are plenty of resorts and casinos lining the Strip for any price point, from the Bellagio and Luxor to Planet Hollywood and The Venetian.

WHAT TO EAT
The LVCC features two sit-down restaurants, Lucky's and Aces, as well as food courts, concession stands, and Starbucks. Las Vegas hotels and casinos are known for their buffets, and the Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan has something for everyone. For great views of the city, Top of the World features group dining options and tasting menus.

HOW TO GET THERE
Located about 4 miles from McCarran International Airport and 0.7 miles from the Strip, the LVCC is close to all the action. An Uber from the airport runs about $15, or you can take a taxi for around $25. The LVCC is located on the Las Vegas Monorail (www.lvmonorail.com) route, which has stops along the Strip. Single-day tickets are $5, and a 24-hour pass is $12. There is ample parking at or near the convention center.


Food and beverage services are provided by Centerplate Catering.

Cox Communications is the LVCC's vendor for internet service, including shared and dedicated high-speed access.

FedEx Office has a location at the LVCC and offers full-service printing and copying, computer work-station rentals, and more.

Electrical services at the venue are provided by Freeman

Noise levels within each booth cannot exceed 80 decibels.

Small two-wheeled carts are allowed for moving items through designated hand-carry areas.

Exhibitors are responsible for removing trash during move-in and move-out periods.

Cartons, boxes, and crates labeled "empty" will be removed for storage before a show and returned to the booth for dismantle.

Regulations mandate that battery-operated smoke detectors be installed in covered and double-deck exhibits with a footprint of more than 300 square feet.

Storing items behind exhibits or near electrical service is prohibited.
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