In 2020, the convention industry came to a screeching halt as Covid infections rose dramatically in Las Vegas. Now that the entire country is beginning to emerge from the effects of the pandemic, conventions have begun returning with some of the biggest trade shows making a comeback in the coming months. The new Caesars Forum conference center opened just last year and promises to increase convention attendance in the coming years.
The Return of Conventions
Here are some of the returning shows and the safety precautions they are taking for those who are attending and exhibiting.
Las Vegas Strip (©Matthias Mullie)
Las Vegas Market - April 11-15th, August 22nd-26th
Las Vegas Market returns to the World Market Center near Downtown Las Vegas this month for its winter show. The popular interiors and home shows will also return for their summer show in August 2021. The World Market Center has implemented health and safety guidelines from the CDC and enlisted an epidemiologist for assistance in additional measures to protect conventioneers and exhibitors.
World of Concrete - June 8-10th
The World of Concrete comes back this summer to the Las Vegas Convention Center after rescheduling from its original January 2021 date in an unprecedented move for the show. Covid safety information for World of Concrete can be found here. Additional resources for the internationally attended show can also be found here. The Las Vegas Convention Center has increased its health and safety cleaning standards and has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR facility accreditation for its sanitation initiatives.
International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference and International Beauty Show - June 20th-21st
The skincare and beauty conventions return this summer to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference and International Beauty Show will be using increased health and safety measures such as digital welcome packets daily updates. Both shows will be hosting a virtual day on June 23rd for those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person.
MAGIC - August 9-11th
The highly popular fashion conference, MAGIC comes back to the Las Vegas Convention Center this summer. The three-part show consisting of MAGIC, Sourcing, and Project will be following the same Informa guidelines as the World of Concrete and include contactless registration, and digital material substitutes when possible.
CES - January 5-8, 2022
The biggest name in Las Vegas conventions (and the convention that frequently sells out rooms), CES returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center in early 2022. CES has released all of its 2021 content onto its website so that the general public can view it in its entirety online.